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A rotor ring is the outer part of a two-piece brake rotor assembly. The ring is the portion that makes contact with the brake pads to stop the vehicle. The rotor ring is attached to the hat (or bell). Typical factory brake rotors are cast as one piece, where the ring and the hat are a single piece of metal.
As you can see in the list of parts above, BuyBrakes.com sells individual replacement rotor rings for big brake kits. Rotor rings typically come in stainless steel, but select brands also offer zinc rotor rings.
This how-to guide offers detailed instructions on the process of removing of your brake rotors so that you can install your new rotor rings. Or, if you are looking for a general overview, here are the broad steps:
When all rotors are completed, reinstall according to the how-to guide linked above.
If you are knowledgable on brakes, you can take on this DIY project. To install a big brake kit, you’ll need a variety of tools including a torque wrench, socket set, and hammer punch to name a few. (Full list of necessary tools here.)
After you’ve safely jacked up your car, you’ll first need to remove existing brake calipers, pads, and rotors. As with any replacement job, pay careful attention to how parts come off. They almost always go back on in the same order. However, when installing your new kit components, be sure to follow any specific instructions included with your new parts.
Once your new Big Brake Kit is fully installed, be sure to properly bleed your brake system, per this guide, and perform a test drive to ensure the brakes are operating properly.
A big brake kit is definitely worth it if you are looking to improve your braking performance with shorter stops and less fade, and to increase the durability of your brakes.
Technically speaking, a big brake kit increases contact area between the pads and rotors. All that contact means better stopping power. When you buy a kit, you get all the parts that you need - including calipers, fluid, sensors, and fittings. And all these parts are all bigger than your run-of-the-mill OE parts.
A lot of racers and performance nerds choose a BBK mod because they want to go fast and stop reliably as needed. Remember, you need big brakes on both axles, which we cover in detail in this blog post.
A big brake kit with two-piece rotors can last considerably longer than a typical OEM kit with one-piece cast iron rotors, due to increased braking surface area and improved heat management. Factors such as street vs. track use, or highway vs. city driving, can also affect how long brake rotors will last and how rapidly brake pads will wear. Learn more about brake pad wear in this guide, and how long brake rotors should last in this guide.