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Just because your car is old, doesn’t mean its brakes should suck

Older cars are fun to drive for a number of reasons, but poor braking performance shouldn't be one of them.

How Will a NASCAR Cup Car's Brakes Handle Daytona's Road Course? We Asked an Expert

As soon as NASCAR announced that its big, heavy Cup cars would be tackling Daytona’s full road course this August, a popular question arose: How will the brakes do under such punishment?

In the August Issue | Brake Fluid: 9 Questions and Answers

What does hygroscopic mean, and what does it have to do with brake fluid? What's so special about DOT 5 brake fluid? We give you the "brake"-down on these questions and more in our next issue.

In the August Issue | What Makes a Racing Brake?

Street or Track? The Ford GT’s Brakes Change With the Specific Mission.

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Features: How to talk brakes | Ways to turn desires into hardware

Understanding how to talk upgrades with braking experts–and how to get the parts you need.

Shop Work: Building bargain brake ducts from Porsche GT3 parts

As it turns out, late-model Porsche GT3 front brake ducts can be adapted to a wide variety of cars.

Features: Brake fade: What you need to know and how to fix it

We ask our brakes to do a lot, but what happens when we demand too much?

Tires & Wheels: Don't forget this important part of the braking system

Without tires interacting with the road surface, all those pretty brake parts can’t accomplish much.

Shop Work: Can bigger brakes make an older car perform like a modern machine?

Brakes should both correct speed and balance the chassis. The brakes on our 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo did virtually none of that, so it was time for a change–a big brake change.

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Selecting and installing the right brake pads for our 997 Porsche

At our first track day in our Porsche 997, we began to run out of brakes. Despite Porsche’s reputation for superior stopping performance, the FIRM can be a …

Are endurance race pads really the best choice for a daily driver?

In our last brake update, we fitted a set of 3D-printed brake cooling deflectors. Our goal? To keep our very street-friendly pads–Pagid’s new STREET+ line–working even …

Are two-piece rotors worth the extra money?

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Suspension, power, must be time for brakes on our Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, right?

We’d …

How we transformed our classic Mustang's brake system for track duty

We replaced the stock drums with Cobra Automotive’s HSR-legal disc brake kit–basically a duplicate of the parts used by Trans-Am teams back in the day–but we still needed …

How much brakes for an endurance racer Miata? | Project Endurance Race Miata

Our LFX Miata’s first test day had ended in failure–brake failure, to be exact. Now it was time to fix them.

Our goal? Consistent brakes …

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