Why should you consider upgrading the brakes on your 4x4?
The rapid worldwide growth in modifying civilian 4x4 vehicles has created a significant need for well-engineered brake upgrade solutions. Overland enthusiasts are fitting roof-top tents, bull bars, long-range fuel tanks, water tanks, additional battery systems, storage systems, additional spare wheels etc. All of these accessories significantly increase vehicle weight, which severely affects brake performance and results in increased stopping distances. Larger wheel and tyre packages are also becoming increasingly popular. These generally weigh a lot more than the factory-fitted wheels and tyres. This additional rotational mass again severely affects brake performance, leading to increased stopping distances. Many 4x4 enthusiasts are also tuning their vehicles, adding significant horsepower. More speed = more energy, resulting in increased brake temperatures and ultimately brake fade.
What will a high performance disc and pad kit do for you?
Powerbrake D-Line high performance disc and pad kits are engineered from the ground up to improve brake performance and reduce brake fade on your 4x4 vehicle. While our D-Line disc and pad kits are our entry-level brake upgrade option for 4x4 vehicles, they will deliver considerable performance advantages at a relatively affordable price point. We have sold tens of thousands of our matched disc and pad upgrade kits since their launch in 2004 and the number of customers that have returned time and again for these kits after fitting their first kit speaks to the performance of the product. While we are always very happy to see new customers fitting our D-Line kits, it is the number of return customers that we like to see most. We have many customers that immediately order a Powerbrake disc and pad kit each time they purchase a new vehicle.
Our World Championship winning R-Line off-road race brake systems have proven themselves over a period of more than a decade in race conditions ranging from the scorching deserts of South America, the Middle East and Africa to the snow-covered forests of Northern Russia, to the fast gravel tracks of Mongolia in the hands of the world’s best off-road race car drivers. Our D-Line high performance disc and pad kits were designed by the same team that designed our renowned R-Line off-road race systems and they are manufactured on the same equipment, in the same factory. All design features (such as slot patterns, disc coatings and max temp recording systems), as well as the proprietary cast-iron alloys from which the discs are cast, have been directly developed through our extensive involvement at the highest levels of international off-road racing.