We here at Sport Truck know if you want your truck to stop better, you have to install brake components that are bigger and dissipate heat better. Friction from repeated braking causes heat. If that heat is not diffused, it will build up and brake fade will result, making stopping distances longer and requiring greater pedal pressure. The easiest way to prevent this heat buildup is to make the brakes bigger. The extra metal and wider venting fins keep heat buildup under control. The added size also gives the brakes a leverage advantage over stock, just as it is easier to loosen a nut by putting a length of pipe on your wrench, so it is easier to stop a disc when the caliper is further away from the center.

Another parameter to a killer brake setup is the visual impact, and the 14-inch Brake Pros' kit fills up the space behind the Coddington's Deathblows and give the truck a more aggressive demeanor. We have been working with Stillen for many years and know that the company puts out high-quality products and knows its trucks and what works.

The Brake Pros' Big Brake Kit features 51mm dual-piston calipers that are made of steel for added stiffness and less flex. The calipers clamp down on a 14-inch two-piece cross-drilled and slotted, curved-vane rotors. The cooling vanes are there to direct air through the centers and keep them cool. The cross-drilled and slotted areas are there to allow gases that build up between the pad and rotor to escape. To prevent stress cracking, reduced weight, and improve heat dissipation, the cast-iron rotor discs are mounted on aluminum hats.

This kit comes complete with high-performance brake pads, DOT-approved stainless steel brake lines and all the necessary hardware for installation. This kit is designed to work with the OE Master Cylinder and ABS system. Due to the size of the system, this kit requires 18-inch-or-larger wheels. Luckily, Stillen spent a lot of time in the R&D department to make sure these fit under the factory Nissan 18-inch wheels, so if you can't get wheels, you can still stop.

Bed Them Right
Once you have a new set of brakes on the truck, you want to follow these steps to bed the pads. This will improve the resistance to heat cracking and warping. For the first 10 miles, brake lightly from 35 mph down to zero. Do this five times. For the next 100 miles, increase the braking pressure, but try and avoid full stops from 70 mph. At all times, during this procedure, try not to sit with your foot on the pedal, but kick it into Park if you're sitting at a light. This will keep the pads from creating a localized hot spot on the rotor which creates a high area resulting in a vibration or a pulsating pedal.

Really Big Binders
Stillen also offers an AP Racing Six-Piston big-brake kit that features 15-inch two-piece rotors. The calipers are constructed of a lightweight aluminum alloy that can apply gobs of clamping force. Every kit comes complete with everything necessary for installation and requires no vehicle modification. However, these kits do require at least a 19-inch aftermarket wheel.

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Stillen (Brake Pros)