The ELEVATE Volvo V50 Front Brake System offers increased stopping capability with style at a reasonable price. Designed for the enthusiast, our system is tested and proven to perform. Consisting of high quality components, engineered to operate synergistically to shorten stopping distances and reduce brake fade under hard use. Reduction of un-sprung weight allows the wheel and suspension to react quicker, creating better handling. The System arrives partially assembled, and is a straightforward bolt-on installation replacing the factory calipers, rotors, pads and brake lines.
The ELEVATE Front Brake System includes:
ELEVATE 320mm Rotors
Manufactured with a traditional eight slot pattern, the edges of the slots continuously clean and refresh the pad surface. This allows the pads to have a maximized friction surface always available. The slots prevent containments from collecting between the pad and disc interface. Also, slots prevent the formation of a water film on the disc in wet weather, maintaining the best brake response. ELEVATE does not offer drilled rotors because drilled rotors will form cracks (no matter what "treatments" are done to them) under any high performance driving situations. After machining, our rotors are cadmium plated to reduce rust formation.
Lightweight Six-Piston Calipers
The key to weight savings in our System. The Wilwood-sourced six-piston calipers are lightweight, superbly-engineered, and provide significant clamping power. Compared to single piston Volvo brake calipers, our six piston calipers press on both sides of the rotors evenly and simultaneously. This translates into brake application that is quicker and more positive, and gives much better feel and control under threshold braking. Included are Wilwood Performance Street pads which are quiet and fairly low dusting when compared with other performance oriented brake pads. Other pad compounds are available from ELEVATE or Wilwood, and pad changes literally take just minutes. The calipers feature a glossy black finish with "Wilwood" imprinted, but are available custom painted-contact ELEVATE for details.
High quality Hardware
Our rigid, hard anodized caliper mounting brackets provides a secure mounting point and utilize factory mounting bolts. Top quality braided stainless steel brake lines with grommets attached connect your new calipers with the factory hard brake lines. Precision cut brake pad heat shields are included to further isolate heat transfer from the pad to the caliper.
The ELEVATE Front Brake System will fit under most any factory 17" or 18" wheels and most any aftermarket wheel of similar or larger diameter. The Wilwood caliper is very trim and stays within the same fitment window as S40 or V50's that were equipped with the 320mm rotors with larger calipers from the factory. Will not fit 16" or smaller factory wheels. Always verify wheel fitment with the ELEVATE Front Brake System Diagram, factoring in a reasonable clearance.
To complement the Front Brake System, ELEVATE separately offers matching slotted and plated rear rotors with Performance Brake Pads and our Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines.
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