1998 Chevy Camaro Z28 Wheel, Brake & Rotor Upgrade - Handling Business

Budget Wheel, Tire And Brake Upgrades Add Style And Performance To Our '98 Z28

Conclusion
After following Power Slot's directions for bedding the rotors with a series of 35 to 5-mph and 50 to 10-mph stops, we drove down to Englishtown to verify what we already felt was a noticeable improvement. As always, we relied on our Stalker ATS radar gun for the most accurate stopping distances possible. The results were very surprising, as usually a simple rotor and pad swap doesn't dramatically improve braking, but the poor shape of the previous pieces in combination with the sticky new tires really let the Z slow down in a hurry. An improvement of over 14 ft in 60-0 mph and over 95 ft in 100-0 mph stops is not at all what we expected. With numbers like that, who needs a big brake kit? Attributing the improved stopping largely to the tires didn't seem at all unfounded when we verified lateral acceleration on our skidpad at .93 g-forces, up from a previous .88 g's. So far this combination has proved reliable, quiet, and low maintenance in addition to the awesome improvement in performance. That definitely makes it a winner in my book.

Sources

Power Slot
City of Industry, CA 91746
310-933-1100
www.powerslot.com
Hawk Performance
Solon, OH 44139
800-542-0972
http://www.hawkperformance.com
Discount Tire
855-869-7914
http://www.discounttire.com
Stage 1 Automotive
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

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