What is Brake Hardware

  • [ Disc Brake Hardware – Exploded View ]

  • [ Drum Brake Hardware – Exploded View ]

Brake hardware consists of all the supporting components in, on and around the calipers and pads that help properly align the brake pads or shoes and retract them away from the rotor or drum for smooth, reliable, quiet and efficient brake performance. Check out these exploded views of typical disc and drum brakes.

types of disc and drum brake hardware

The following information serves as a guide to typical disc and drum brake hardware kits that are available. Keep in mind, however, that brake system designs do vary so it is extremely important to reference the manufacturer’s service procedures and manuals for the make and model of the specific vehicle requiring the brake repair.

[ DISC BRAKE PROKITS ]

  • Significant noise reduction is experienced in disc brakes with the installation of our Quiet Clips™
  • The nitrile polymer coating on the abutment clips helps to reduce the transfer of vibration/noise from the pads to the caliper bracket, eliminating brake noise

[ DRUM BRAKE PROKITS ]

  • Contains all the hardware parts required to complete a full axle installation
  • Includes return springs, hold down parts, shoe pins, adjusting springs, levers, parking brake springs, adjusting screws

[ DISC PAD INSTALLATION KITS ]

  • Various materials available including our exclusive Quiet Clip™ Technology
  • IDesigned for the vehicles’ first brake job, these kits contain the critical anti-rattle clip to help reduce noise

[ LOW FREQUENCY DAMPER KITS ]

  • Incorporates a silicone spring that’s effective in targeting low frequency brake noise
  • Eliminates moans and squeals during soft braking at low speeds
  • Can now be retro-fitted to pre-2011 vehicles experiencing noise from the front and/or rear brakes

[ BRAKE PAD ELECTRIC WEAR SENSOR KITS ]

  • Senses when brake pads wear out
  • O.E.M. fit and function
  • Available for 98% of all domestic and import makes and models

[ PIN BOOT KITS ]

  • New pin boot kits reduce the chance that moisture and contaminates will cause corrosion, which can affect caliper guide bolts and slide pins
  • Helps protect your investment by assuring brakes perform at an optimum level

[ CALIPER GUIDE BOLTS & PIN KITS ]

  • Ensures proper caliper movement and brake system stability
  • Helps prolong the life of rotors and pads
  • Kits available for more than 99% of vehicles sold in North America

[ CALIPER BRACKET MOUNTING BOLTS ]

  • Engineered for O.E. fit and function
  • Includes proper thread lock and crush washers where needed

[ OTHER HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS ]

  • Helps keep contaminants out of the system and ensure a leak-free brake system – leaking brake fluid indicates the brake system should be serviced and repaired immediately
  • Includes caliper boot, caliper seal, bleeder screws and hose inlet bolts

[ COPPER NICKEL TUBING ]

  • Provides unparalleled flexibility to accommodate any repair while supplying highest burst strength and durability for the life of the vehicle
  • Does not rust and easy to install
  • Perfect for automotive, farm and industrial applications
  • 25′ coils available in two sizes: 3/16″ and 1/4″

[ HYDRAULIC STEEL BRAKE LINES ]

  • Poly vinyl coating offers superior anti-corrosion protection while resisting nicks and dings better than standard steel lines
  • Full line available in eight different lengths with proper fittings to ensure a quality job

[ DRUM ALL-IN-ONE KITS ]

  • Keeps brake shoes in proper position and returns them to proper resting state after braking for optimal performance and extended life
  • Contains all hold down parts and return springs necessary for a complete axle drum brake job

[ DRUM SELF ADJUSTING KITS ]

  • Ensures adjustments occur at proper intervals, which helps improve the life and performance of the braking system
  • Contains everything required to replace critical drum brake system adjusting part

[ Parking Brake Hardware Kits ]

  • Minimizes brake drag to improve gas mileage, prevent premature brake wear and restore brakes to like new performance
  • Includes return springs, hold down parts, adjusting screws and adjusting springs