World Leaders in 4WD Brake Upgrades
Powerbrake designs and manufactures the very best brake upgrade kits on the market for 4x4 vehicles. All manufacturing, quality control and assembly is done entirely in-house. Their civilian X-Line 4x4 big brake kits feature direct technology transfer from their R-Line off-road race brake systems that have been used by works race teams to win multiple FIA Cross Country World Championships as well the infamous Dakar Rally, which is regarded by many to be the most gruelling motorsport event on the planet.
The rapid world-wide 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 ARE THE KIT OPTIONS?
There are two offerings in the Powerbrake X-Line 4x4 big brake kit range (Stage-1 and Stage-2). Both kits feature the exact same X-Line 6-piston off-road calipers, caliper mounting brackets, high-performance brake pads and stainless steel braided brake lines. The difference between the Stage-1 and Stage-2 kits lies in the discs.
Powerbrake Stage-1 kits include 350x34mm 1-piece discs with 48 x directional cooling vane and Powerbrake Stage-2 kits include 345-395x34mm 2-piece, floating disc assemblies with 72 x directional cooling vanes.
Stage-1 kits offer a massive step up in brake performance and cooling over the factory brakes at a competitive price point and Stage-2 kits take the disc technology a step further and are the closest that a civilian 4x4 owner can get to our World Championship and Dakar Rally winning off-road race brake systems.