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Default Ron Sutton & StopTech Introduce the Ultimate Triple Duty Brakes

Ron Sutton & StopTech Team Up
to Introduce the Ultimate Triple Duty Brake Packages
for Street, Autocross & Track Days … for Muscle Cars !

I am Proud to Announce We’ve Launched My New Line of Ron Sutton Race Technology Optimized Brakes designed & built in conjunction with the Leader in Road Racing Brakes, StopTech.

Why did I develop a new line of brakes?
I was frustrated with the braking systems available in the Pro-Touring world since I entered it. The calipers from the popular brands don’t have enough piston area to provide good braking force with street pads. To get the level of braking performance needed, people went to more aggressive & abrasive race pads. These race pads cost 2-3 times as much, wear out twice as quick, dust up the wheels horribly and as a bonus, they eat up expensive rotors 2-3 times as quick. Ugh!

I wasn’t sure we could develop a brake system that would work great on the street, autocross & road courses with a single pad compound. But we did …
* Usually, pad compounds engineered to work well for the street, can't handle the heat generated on track days and don't provide good enough "cold bite" for optimum autocross needs. Our system does.
* Race pads that manage the heat generated on road courses typically dust up the wheels & wear quickly. Ours doesn’t!
* Autocross pads that have good cold bite, won't handle the heat of road courses. Ours does both well.
* When we ask our cars to do triple duty, we typically need different pads. Not with our new system.

In ProTouring we want modern supercar level braking performance for the street with a street pad. Where we can drive our toys on the street, enjoy long pad & rotor life, not dust up the wheels & squeal at every stop light. This requires more clamping force from the brake calipers combined with a cutting edge brake pad that has good cold bite and a wide temperature operating range. That is what we have here to produce Supercar level braking that shines on the street, autocross & road course.

The initial challenge for me was the calipers from these popular brands are not strong enough to increase the piston area ... without experiencing even more caliper flex & sponginess than they already do. If you're not familiar ... caliper flex means the driver is not getting the full braking force. A certain amount of the clamping force is lost to the flexing or "clam shelling" of the weak caliper body. You can feel it in the pedal too. As long as you don't have air in the lines, that "sponginess" the driver feels is caliper flex. The more the caliper flexes, the worse this condition is.

So I decided to come up with better brake systems for our multi-purpose Pro-Touring cars that can win in Autocross, run fast & hard on big, fast road courses & drive well in everyday street driving. The key was finding out who offered the strongest calipers, with the least amount of caliper flex & the space to handle the increased piston sizes. For me, it came down to who had the best caliper that met my criteria.

Enter an old friend from racing, Mark Cornwell. He came up through Formula car racing, had a career in Indy car racing working with the Andrettis. Then took an unknown brake company in the USA ... Brembo ... to dominating in NASCAR in the ‘90s & beyond. Today Mark runs the racing division of StopTech brakes, where StopTech has won a ton of road races, including Trans Am & GT championships. The StopTech calipers are the strongest calipers -- hands down. In equal comparison brake dyno tests ... same pad compounds, same line pressures, same rotors ... the StopTech calipers produced the highest brake torque & did so with the least caliper flex. Period.

So the foundation was set for me to design a superior line of brakes for Pro-Touring Muscle Cars for Triple-Duty use.
All I had to do was design kits to fit muscle car spindles & spec what I wanted in the calipers, pads & rotors.

Get all the details in our new Catalog HERE.

More on the next post - Ron Sutton


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These StopTech Brakes from Ron Sutton Race Technology are a Game Changer!


What Makes These Brakes Different?
• The Most Rigid Calipers … Period !
• Larger Piston Area = Key for Manual Brake Systems
• Lowest Inertia 14" Rotors Available (Only 16.2#)
• Patented AeroHats® for Optimal Cooling Airflow
• Heat Dissipating AeroRotors® run 11% cooler
• Floating Rotors & Knockback Springs
• Removable Caliper Bridge for Easy Pad Swaps

Why are These Brakes Better?
• Designed as a Total Braking System
• 3460# Brake Torque = Supercar Stopping Power
• 275 Minimum Tire Sizes Recommended
• One Pad for Street, Autocross & Track up to 1200°
• The Best Multi-Purpose Manual Brake System

These amazing brake systems, with StopTech 309 performance pads, have good cold bite for autocross & street … yet handle up to 1200° of brake heat on road course track days & don’t squeal & dust up your wheels like race pads.

Bonus: The StopTech 309 Performance Pads
• Are Inexpensive ($186 Whole Car)
• Last Longer than Any Race Pads
• DON’T EAT UP YOUR ROTORS !

What is the Real Difference on the Street?

• Shorter Stopping Distances
• Firmer Pedal Feel
• Less Brake Squeal
• Less Wheel Dust Up

What's Better for Autocross & Track Days?
• Better Stopping = Quicker Lap Times
• Better Brake Modulation & Release
• Firmer Pedal Feel
• No Knock Back or Double Pumping the Pedal
• Cooler Brakes
• No Brake Fade

Other Benefits:
• Dust Seals for Longer Piston Life
• Pads Available for Endurance Road Course Use
• Best 600° & 660° Brake Fluids on the Market

Get all the details in our new Catalog HERE.


More info in the next post - Ron Sutton

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Check out our 400 Page Car Building Catalog HERE

Features: Suspension, Chassis, Cages, Brakes, Rear Ends, Engines, Transmisssions, Aero & Much, Much More!

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What Brake Packages Are Available Now?

Front Brake Applications Available Now
• 1967-1969 Camaro & Firebird
• 1964-1972 Chevelle, Malibu & SS
• 1964-1972, GTO, Cutlass, Skylark & GS
• 1962-1967 Chevy II
• 1968-1974 Nova, Ventura, Apollo, Omega
• 1964-1972 El Camino & GMC Sprint
• 1969-1972 Gran Prix & Monte Carlo
• All Cars with Ridetech Spindles
• All Cars with GM C5/C6 Spindles
• All Cars with Speedtech/ATS Spindles
• Art Morrison C6 Chassis & Frame Clips
• Detroit Speed Front Frame Clips
• Roadster Shop Chassis & Frame Clips
• Ron Sutton Race Technology Spindles

Rear Brake Applications Available Now
• 9” Ford with Torino Ends
• GM 12 Bolt Passenger Car C-Clip
• GM 10 Bolt Passenger Car C-Clip
• Speedway Mod-Lite & GN Floaters

Available Caliper Colors:
• Red or Black
• Trophy-Fully Machined & Gray Anodized

Where can I get them?

AUTHORIZED DEALERS:

American Collector Specialties
81 Pondfield Road, Bldg A-227, Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 330-5377 ACSgarage.com

A&M Deluxe Customs
1134 N Fremont Lane, Cornelius Oregon 97113
(503) 992-1988 AandMdeluxecustoms.com

Current Auto Performance
1488 Pioneer Way, Suite 10, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 807-3344 CurrentAutoPerformance.com

Frame Up Wheel Works

39108 North Green Bay Road, Beach Park, IL 60087
(847) 746-7637 FrameUpWheelWorks.com

G Rods Garage
1507 South Scheuber Road, Centralia, Washington
(360) 388-8220 GrodsGarage.com

MSP Fab - Meanstreets Performance & Fabrication
6700 Brem Lane, Suite 7, Gilroy, CA 95020
(415) 271-4839 MeanStreetsPerformance.com

Scot Rods Garage
141 Coin Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76140
(817) 551-3867 ScotRodsGarage.com

Smitty’s Automotive
2961 West TWP Road 98, Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 448-8080 SmittysCustomAuto.com

Speedtech Performance
3884 S. River Road, Bldg A, St. George, Utah 84790
(435) 628-4300 Speedtech-Performance.com

Ron Sutton Race Technology
11374 Amalgam Way, Suite K, Gold River, CA 95670
(844) 722-3832 RonSuttonRaceTechnology.com


Get all the details in our new Online Catalog HERE.

See the StopTech Brakes online HERE.

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Check out our 400 Page Car Building Catalog HERE

Features: Suspension, Chassis, Cages, Brakes, Rear Ends, Engines, Transmisssions, Aero & Much, Much More!

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Thank the performance gods above - We needed more/better brake options in the worst way!
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What master cylinder compliments these brakes?
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What master cylinder compliments these brakes?
I copied this from Page 245 of my catalog that covers the feel, pedal ratio & Master Cylinder combinations for different drivers.

Nothing on your car is so critical when on track as brakes … to performance & safety. And nothing is as personal as how the driver wants the brakes to feel. I have raced with hundreds of drivers & what they want ... heck, what they need to feel confident in the car … is different from driver to driver. I’ve learned that drivers that say they want a firm pedal … push the pedal harder. I see it on the data. Drivers that want a lighter feel, push softer. This is simple to account for with the right pedal ratio & master cylinder.

I tailor brake packages knowing there is no “one package fits all” because we want different things. I want to share some of my experience with you … to ensure you get the right brake package the first time.

While brake technology is very advanced and complex, the basics of braking are pretty simple. If we want more braking force, we can:
  • Increase rotor diameter
  • Increase piston sizes in the calipers
  • Decrease piston size in the master cylinder
  • Increase the pedal ratio
  • Increase the pad Coefficient of Friction

Each has pros & cons:
  • Increased rotor diameter … Typically adds rotating mass & increases the centrifugal effect
  • Increased piston sizes in the calipers … makes the pedal travel farther & feel softer
  • Decreased piston size in the master cylinder … makes the pedal travel farther & feel softer
  • Increased pedal ratio … makes the pedal travel farther & feel softer
  • Increased pad Coefficient of Friction … pads cost more, wear out quicker & eat up rotors
We Tailor RSRT/StopTech Manual Brake Systems to what you want:
Super Firm Pedal – Utilize a 5.5-1 Pedal & 15/16” M/C
Firm Pedal – Utilize a 6-1 Pedal & 15/16” M/C
Moderate Pedal – Utilize a 6-1 Pedal & 7/8” M/C
Light Pedal – Utilize a 6.25-1 Pedal & 7/8” M/C
* Note: If you want a super firm feel & even more braking force … you need to step up the pad CoF.

Here are my Total Braking Force Guidelines:
2500# = Average passenger car
3000# = Performance street car (Corvettes, Vipers, etc)
3500# = Good track braking system with big tires
4000# = Race braking system with wide slicks
4500# = Full race brake systems with serious downforce & wide slicks

Here are how the systems I’ve created work out:
  • StopTech ST60 Front / ST40 Rear / 14” Rotors / 309 Performance Pad = 3460# Braking Force
  • StopTech ST60 Front / ST40 Rear / 14” Rotors / SR30 Tame Race Pad = 4150# Braking Force
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Thank the performance gods above - We needed more/better brake options in the worst way!
Agreed.
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I need these on Old Yeller!!


Nicely done Ron!


I was laughing at the comment about needing more brake choices --- IMHO anyone with BAER brakes ought to be a good customer. LOL


I can tell you the StopTech's on '07 "big wing" are AWESOME... even compared to the Wilwoods on Old Yeller... and Old Yeller has great brakes.
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I need these on Old Yeller!!


Nicely done Ron!


I was laughing at the comment about needing more brake choices --- IMHO anyone with BAER brakes ought to be a good customer. LOL


I can tell you the StopTech's on '07 "big wing" are AWESOME... even compared to the Wilwoods on Old Yeller... and Old Yeller has great brakes.

Thanks Greg !

If you were to keep Old Yeller (I love that car) ... we'd update the brakes by replacing the Wilwood Aerolite 6 fronts & Superlite 4 rears ... with my StopTech ST60 fronts & ST40 rears.

The differences would be noticeable:
* Wilwood Aero6 14" Front / SL4 12.19" Rear w/BP20 Tame Race Pad = 3450# Braking Force
* StopTech ST60 Front / ST40 Rear / Both w/14” Rotors / SR30 Tame Race Pad = 4150# Braking Force

So the braking force would go up 700# (20%) ... which is huge ... but another big difference would be the much firmer pedal feel. Where now you have good brakes ... the pedal is on the soft side.

These new StopTech brakes will be on your 70 Mustang Wide-Body Track-Warrior for sure.

But since you're letting our buddy buy Old Yeller, let's have him buy the new brakes for it. LOL


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Ron... How far down can one clock these rear calipers?




I'm hoping to be able to clock them far enough down\forward to keep from having to notch my frame rails for clearance.

Looks like the caliper attachment holes proceed almost to straight down??

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