Various Cadillac, Chevy, and GMC models all qualify for the upgrade.
This year's SEMA Show has seen all kinds of wonderful creations take to the stage, some of which are ridiculously powerful, but what is the one thing that you should always upgrade first before even thinking about power add-ons? Brakes. There are tons of aftermarket braking systems out there, but there is only one company that is trusted the world over to bring high-performance vehicles to a stop: Brembo. Brembo has been revolutionizing the braking game for decades, and at this year's SEMA Show, it revealed its latest offering for General Motors trucks and SUVs. This includes vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, and the GMC Sierra.
GM recently challenged Brembo to design a six-piston caliper that would fit over 20 different wheel profiles. Brembo answered the call with a compact six-piston system that can fit a variety of GM products. This system underwent 1,300 hours of design and computer-aided engineering, a total of 850 hours of dyno time, and 40,000 miles of on-road testing to perfect all the major components. The package consists of 16.1-inch x 1.3-inch Duralife rotors with a hardened surface which offer an 89 percent increase in brake pad area and a 22 percent increase in rotor area. The package includes all the instructions for a do-it-yourself project and can be installed by anyone with basic mechanical knowledge. We recommend getting a professional to double-check everything, however.
"The Brembo Brake Upgrade System allows customers the opportunity to upgrade their already owned or newly purchased Chevrolet, GMC truck, SUV or Cadillac Escalade with the ultimate in braking performance," said Brembo North America President and CEO, Dan Sandberg. "This unique six-piston red caliper wraps around a large, vented rotor that not only looks great and fills the wheel opening, but also contributes to optimized braking and better control when hauling loads or pulling a trailer."
These brake upgrade kits are sold through GM dealerships nationwide, and the upgrade will not void the new vehicle limited warranty.