On Friday we had Achtuning install StopTech’s 355mm ST40 Big Brake Kit with matching rear SportStop slotted discs and matching pads on our Volkswagen CC…

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The BBK includes 2-piece floating directional 355mm x 32mm StopTech AeroRotors with 7075 T6 billet aluminum StopTech AeroHats, 4-piston StopTech ST40 calipers, StopTech stainless steel front brake lines and StopTech Street Performance front brake pads. The kits come with your choice of black, red, or silver calipers and plain, slotted or cross-drilled rotors. We chose black calipers and slotted, zinc coated rotors. The SportStop rear discs are made of an alloy developed from the same material used in StopTech’s patented AeroRotors found on the BBK. This material offers superior resistance to cracking caused by thermal stress as well as increased initial bite with improved wet weather response, a perfect solution for our PacNW weather.

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Pedal feedback is very OEM-like and brake modulation is simple. When brakes are needed, they are there to perform with little effort! Pad dust build-up is a bit more than stock but tolerable, certainly worth the performance increase and far better than most of the competition’s performance brake pads… And at a much higher thermal capacity, the highest in fact.

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Couldn’t be happier with the new brake set-up! But we already knew to expect good things since adding a similar brake upgrade on our Volkswagen Golf 1.8T a year ago but failed to mention here. If you follow us on Facebook though, you might have caught wind about it. ;)

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StopTech’s 328mm ST40 BBK up front and again matching OE-sized slotted StopTech SportStop rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines, and Street Performance brake pads completed the brake upgrade on all 4-corners.

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Realistically there’s no “stopping us” and you can be sure this won’t be the last of the upgrades for the “Spina² fleet”. Stay tuned!

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