Modifying cars is something we all love. The need for speed bug has bitten us all. But you can;t trust your stock brakes to take care of all that extra power. Yet buying a big brake kit is extremely costly, and unless you have serious power, or are going to the track constantly, it may not be worth the extra money. Alcon knows that and has taken their proven rotor designs from their high end brake kits and made it available for your stock calipers. Alcon;s involvement in top level motorsports including F1, World Rally Championship, NASCAR and Japanese GT racing just goes to show how much they know about brakes. Using your stock calipers, high quality brake pads, and these rotors; you will have all the stopping power you need.
Alcon;s grooves perform three basic functions:
- Increases initial friction between the rotors and pads, producing more "bite"
- Continuously refreshes the brake pad surface by removing debris from the pad
- Prevents build up of gas from the phenolics within the pads
Traditional slotted or drilled rotors include arrays of long, straight, or curved grooves staggered around the rotor;s surface. Heat generated during braking leads to thermal distortion of the rotor, due to the incohesive friction rubbing produced by the grooves. This causes reduced pad contact and in some cases brake judder or shake. Alcon saw this, and with their breakthrough design they moved the grooves into short segments, thus continuous rotor contact area is maintained, helping to reduce thermal distortion and brake judder.
The curved form of each groove produces a longer edge than would otherwise be achieved if the grooves were straight. The grooves are also overlapped radially, which prevents grooving of the friction material and longer pad life. When compared with a blank rotor, Alcon;s grooved rotor will produce greater pad wear and will also be noisier; but when compared with a cross-drilled rotor, initial bite will be similar without the thermal stress. Noise will be similar as well, and pad wear will be better. For those looking for more stopping power, without spending tons of money, these rotors can;t be beat.
Note: Images are for representation purposes only, actual product may vary slightly. Any custom colored calipers are just that, custom. Please contact us for any custom needs you may have.
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Alcon Kits is an independent authorized dealer of Alcon Specialist Brakes and Clutches. Alcon designs and manufactures ultra-high quality, low-volume brake, clutch, and other automotive components. It supplies brake kits, braking accessories, and maintenance parts to the automotive aftermarket. Alcon Kits carries brake kits for Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and many others! The company is owned and operated by MotoDelta Motorsports, who has been distributing parts and services to Midwest sports cars for over 40 years!
Alcon was established in 1983 by engineer and sports car racer John Moore. The company initially made brakes for Audi Sport’s Group B Quattro rally cars. Today, Alcon provides a comprehensive lineup of braking solutions for the top echelons of motorsport, all from its factory and headquarters in Tamworth, England. Alcon supplies its parts to customers all around the globe who demand the very best in the OEM, performance aftermarket, and motorsport sectors.
Alcon has been at the vanguard of motorsport braking for over three decades. Alcon maintains a world-renowned reputation for supplying some of the most prestigious marques including, Bentley, Brabus, Jaguar, and Audi, as well as some of the most extreme applications like the 900bhp/ton Ariel Atom 500 and the 225 mph Noble M600. No matter what you drive or what your needs are, Alcon knows exactly what you need to get to the top. With extensive know-how and laudable real-world experience, Alcon remains a leader in the aftermarket.
Motorsports teams all around the world are benefitting from Alcon brakes and now so can you, regardless of the level you are competing at. Alcon supplies race-winning technology to Formula 1 teams and ultimate stopping power for drivers like Sebastien Loeb to win seven World Rally Championship Driver’s titles. Alcon’s success stems from its extensive expertise, which is both learned and applied at the very pinnacle of the automotive industry: motorsports. The company’s latest involvements include some of the best teams in Global Rallycross, numerous teams in America’s off-road series, and all vehicles in the new Formula E series.
The same expertise that Alcon supplies to professionals is also available to owners who wish to upgrade their street cars for enhanced performance on the road and track. Alcon knows what winning takes and how to deliver it too. Its clients and their respective expectations are as wide-ranging as the products Alcon supplies. The only common factor remains the brand’s no-compromise approach to engineering excellence. From small brake-by-wire controllers for Formula E to brakes that can stop 35-ton armored vehicles, Alcon is the answer.
There is no better time than right now to upgrade your vehicle’s stopping ability. Vivid Racing carries a wide range of Alcon Kits and products, including slotted rotors, replacement rotors, and big brake kits for several different makes and models. If you have any fitment concerns or cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact our expert parts team at (480) 966-3040. We will help you find exactly what you need to deliver unmatched safety and stopping ability that is used in some of the most demanding applications worldwide.