The upgrade to the West Coast Fiero vented, two-piece, 14″ Corvette Brake Kit rotors is a significant enhancement to your vehicle’s braking system. These rotors, with their unique design, will add a stylish and sophisticated look to your vehicle, especially when paired with rims that have a minimum diameter of 18″.
The larger size of these rotors, compared to the standard ones, offers a substantial increase in stopping power. This means that your vehicle will be able to halt more quickly and efficiently than it could with the stock brake system. This is particularly beneficial in situations where you need to stop abruptly at high speeds.
One of the major advantages of the 14″ Corvette Brake Kit is the reduction in brake fade. Brake fade is a phenomenon where the braking performance decreases due to overheating, especially during high-speed stops. With these larger rotors, the heat dissipation is improved, minimizing brake fade. This gives you peace of mind and instills confidence in your vehicle’s ability to stop effectively at high speeds.
In addition to the above, there is an option to further upgrade your brake package with a two-piece rotor. This upgrade, available at an additional charge, consists of a rotor and a hat. The rotors in this package come slotted, which can help in better heat dissipation and improved braking performance.
One of the standout features of this two-piece package is the significant weight reduction it offers. Each unit of the rotor and hat weighs in at just 10.7 lbs, as compared to the hefty 27 lbs of the one-piece rotor. This reduction in weight greatly decreases your vehicle’s unsprung weight, which is the weight of the components that are not supported by the vehicle’s suspension. A lower unsprung weight can lead to improved handling and ride quality, making this upgrade a worthwhile consideration for your vehicle.