Modifying cars is something we all love. The need for speed bug has bitten us all. But you can;t trust your stock brakes to take care of all that extra power. Yet buying a big brake kit is extremely costly, and unless you have serious power, or are going to the track constantly, it may not be worth the extra money. Alcon knows that and has taken their proven rotor designs from their high end brake kits and made it available for your stock calipers. Alcon;s involvement in top level motorsports including F1, World Rally Championship, NASCAR and Japanese GT racing just goes to show how much they know about brakes. Using your stock calipers, high quality brake pads, and these rotors; you will have all the stopping power you need.
Alcon;s grooves perform three basic functions:
- Increases initial friction between the rotors and pads, producing more ‘bite’
- Continuously refreshes the brake pad surface by removing debris from the pad
- Prevents build up of gas from the phenolics within the pads
Traditional slotted or drilled rotors include arrays of long, straight, or curved grooves staggered around the rotor;s surface. Heat generated during braking leads to thermal distortion of the rotor, due to the incohesive friction rubbing produced by the grooves. This causes reduced pad contact and in some cases brake judder or shake. Alcon saw this, and with their breakthrough design they moved the grooves into short segments, thus continuous rotor contact area is maintained, helping to reduce thermal distortion and brake judder.
The curved form of each groove produces a longer edge than would otherwise be achieved if the grooves were straight. The grooves are also overlapped radially, which prevents grooving of the friction material and longer pad life. When compared with a blank rotor, Alcon;s grooved rotor will produce greater pad wear and will also be noisier; but when compared with a cross-drilled rotor, initial bite will be similar without the thermal stress. Noise will be similar as well, and pad wear will be better. For those looking for more stopping power, without spending tons of money, these rotors can;t be beat.
Note: Images are for representation purposes only, actual product may vary slightly. Any custom colored calipers are just that, custom. Please contact us for any custom needs you may have.