BIG UTES NEED BIG BRAKES
Pedders TrakRyder eXtreme Brake Kits are designed for the discerning driver particular about how their ute performs
Launched into the Australian and International markets in 2018, Pedders’ front brake kits are designed to suit the Ford Ranger PXII, Isuzu D-Max RT50 and RT85, and Holden Colorado RG. There is also a Rear Drum To Disc Brake Conversion Kit for the Nissan Navara D23 (coil spring models).
Whilst many people associate performance brake kits with high-powered sedans, hatchbacks and station wagons, Pedders says that suspension upgrades often come with the need for brake upgrades, especially for vehicles that carry and/or tow load. With that in mind, it made sense to develop a kit for popular and hard-working utes, says Pedders.
Bigger braking surface means bigger stopping power, it says, stating that with the fitment of the all new Pedders TrakRyder eXtreme brake kit, independent Australian Engineering tests reflected an average improvement in braking distance by up to 14 percent, which could save lives.
Pedders says independent Australian engineering test results, using a Ford Ranger with GVM+ load of 3590kgs, proved that at 100km/h, the TrakRyder eXtreme Brake Kit system upgrade stopped on average 11m shorter than original equipment brakes.
Suited for 18-inch wheels or larger, the front brake kits feature 10 slot and dimpled TrakRyder geomet coated rotors measuring 356mm, resulting in a 40 percent increase in swept area compared to OE rotors. The rotors are clamped by six-pot, two-piece aluminium forged calipers featuring forged aluminium pistons and high-tech Kevlar Ceramic low dust brake pads.
As well as the huge improvement in braking performance, Pedders says the kit is well presented with the calipers finished in a durable red gloss finish with debossed Pedders branding in white.
Pedders says its Rear Drum to Disc Brake Conversion Kit, for Nissan Navara coil sprung vehicles, includes everything needed to convert a rear drum setup to a disc brake system and is ADR 35/05 compliant. In independent engineering tests, Pedders says a Navara NP300 with a laden weight of 3410kg, when fitted with the TrakRyder Rear Drum to Disc Conversion Kit, had an average 24 metre reduction in braking distance from 100 km/h, when compared to the original equipment rear braking system.
In addition to improved braking performance, features include easy inspection as the car owner does not have to remove the wheels to look at the disc brake system, improved brake pedal feel and modulation, reduced brake fade, vastly superior water drainage from braking system compared to drums, and only two bolts need to be removed to replace brake pads.
Each rear drum to disc conversion kit must be installed by a Pedders outlet or approved distributor. The product is offered for sale at more than 120 Pedders outlets Australia wide and adds value to fleet and trade customers alike.
For more information, visit www.pedders.com.au