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At Powerbrake™ we have one clear objective. To manufacture the very finest brake upgrade kits available. We do not design our kits to fit within a specific price bracket or because some focus group said there was a market for a particular product variation. They are not intended as a cosmetic enhancement. Our brake upgrade kits are designed from the ground up to improve the braking performance of your vehicle…period!

 

PB8250419     PB44L front close

 

Our brake upgrade kits are intended to be the best. That means the best designs, the best materials, the best manufacturing processes and the best quality control. If you’re thinking that this business philosophy sounds expensive to implement, you’d be right, but we refuse to cut corners in order to meet a price point. We manufacture the best and charge what we need to for the end product. It’s an eccentric business philosophy, we admit. Fortunately, it turns out that there is a market for our top-of-the-line brake products.

 

Compare the features and quality of a Powerbrake™ kit to any competitive
product on the market and you will see this company philosophy shining through.

 

Dyno Test

Thermal shock testing at over 750˚C

The standard brake systems on most vehicles are designed to work safely under ‘normal’ driving conditions anticipated by the manufacturer. When designing original equipment brake systems, vehicle manufacturers face the difficult task of balancing safety, comfort, noise levels and cost of manufacture in an attempt to satisfy the ‘average’ driver of the vehicle in question. Of course there is a niche segment of the motoring public that place ‘greater than average’ demands on their vehicle’s brake systems. Fast-road driving, involving braking from high speeds and/or heavy consecutive braking can place enormous strain on standard brake systems. Towing or heavy loading of vehicles can create similar problems. Performance enhancing modifications to a vehicle’s engine, tires and suspension system can also quickly push a vehicle’s standard brake system beyond its capability.
 

Powerbrake™ kits are manufactured for drivers who understand the value of
upgrading their brake systems to match vehicle performance and driving style.
For drivers who know that speed is dangerous without control.

 

When it comes to professional racing, brake systems are pushed their absolute limits. It is under these testing conditions that Powerbrake™’s products have been proven to outperform and outlast the competition time and time again. With numerous race teams around the world specifying our brake kits, Powerbrake discs and calipers have been used to win a numerous race championships over the past decade. Experienced race teams know that races are very often won or lost under braking. As a company Powerbrake works closely with leading race teams to develop and test cutting-edge products that give race car drivers the edge in terms of brake performance, consistency and durability.

 

When it comes to performance braking there are a number of companies selling cosmetically enhanced brake products and ‘snake oil’. As a company Powerbrake has a strict policy of ‘form follows function’. We are dedicated to designing and manufacturing products that work! We take issue with companies that are willing to drill some holes in any aftermarket brake disc that they can lay their hands on or paint any caliper red and then call it a “high-performance or race brake product”. The fact that a brake disc has slots or holes machined into it or that a brake caliper is painted red, does not mean that it is a well engineered piece of equipment.

 

GT Discs     DSC01283

 

At Powerbrake™ we don’t believe in ‘dressing up’ our products or exaggerating their capabilities. We strive to provide our customers with sound advice and offer straightforward opinions based on our extensive research into automotive braking. In short, you can trust us to give you and honest opinion. If, after discussing your application, we feel that one of our kits/products will work for you, we will make the appropriate recommendation. On the other hand, if we do not believe that any of our products is suitable for your application, we will say so.

 

In the same spirit, we have tried to provide the necessary information, in this website, to educate consumers so that they can make informed decisions as to which brake products best suit their vehicle, application or driving style. There is plenty of myth, and a fair amount of fiction, floating around when it comes to brake upgrades. You can rely on us to separate the fact from the fiction and tell it like it is.

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our product range.

 

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Call Powerbrake on +27 12 803 0155 or +27 12 803 0092. Email: sales@powerbrake.co.za