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Corvette C5 and C6 Pro Touring Brake System Announced!

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Pro-Touring Brake System

 

Designed for Z06 wheel fitment for Corvettes on Road Course, AutoCross, Time Attack, and Speed Stop competition.  Optimized for stopping power with the stock master cylinder.  Six Piston front calipers  with 14" x 1.25" rotors and Four Piston rear calipers with 13.5" x 1.25" rear rotors.  Full floating system.

 

Specifications:

  • 6 piston front forged aluminum calipers designed by Alcon's exactin standards for ultimate stiffness and weight reduction
  • 14.0" x 1.25" front rotors - dyno bedded for immediate use
  • 4 piston rear forged aluminum calipers perfectly calibrated for the correct front/rear bias.
  • 13.6" x 1.25" rearrotors - dyno bedded for immediate use
  • Precision machined aluminum hats for the lowest unspring weight possible
  • Retains stock parking brake (parking brake is not suitable for emergency braking)
  • High temperature seals for long life

 

What features should you expect?

  • Compatibility with Z06 wheel fitment or quality aftermarket wheels like Forgeline
  • Stainless Steel pistons optimized for proper brake bias and stock master cylinder volumes, booster, and ABS needs
  • Staggered piston configuration reducing pad taper, chatter, and extending life
  • Quick change pads for easier enduro swaps and maintenance

 

The kit includes ALL components needed including floating rotors with spring dampeners, calipers, high temp brake pads, all hardware and stainless steeel lines.

 

Installation Notes:

  • Requires Z06 rear wheels on front to fit or quality aftermarket wheels.  Contact us for fitment templates
  • Suggested pad is provided to reduce "ice-pedal" issue in the system or installation of Bosch ABS components
  • Parking brake only to be used while stopped.  Drifting/Rally use of rear brake for rotation is NOT recommended.

Alcon's RC6 and RC4 calipers with 400mm (15.75") front and 380mm (15.0") rear rotors.

Available now for certain applications.


Alcon's RC6 and RC4 calipers with 400mm (15.75") front and 380mm (15.0") rear rotors.

 

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Alcon Truck Brakes vs. Wilwood, R1, Stoptech, etc..

Are you trying to decide which Raptor, F150, or Jeep big brake kit to buy.  Below are some comparison options that you may find useful.  We captured the most common questions from customers as well as those features they said they wanted most and compared the popular kits out there.  Alcon certainly stands out as  a clear winner in all categories.

 

 

Feature Alcon Raptor Brake Upgrade Brembo GT with Adaptors Wilwood Raptor Kit Ceika/R1 Concepts/other Chinese mfg Notes
           
Model Specific Instructions Y N N N Alcon provides Raptor and F-150 specific installation instructions so you can "do it yourself" in one weekend and save the $800 shop installation fees.  Installable by the average mechanic with basic tools, when using our DIY Installation kit.  While others are okay with generic instructions - we walk you through how to install on your truck.
Model Specific Design Y N N N Alcon calipers were designed specifically for your Raptor/F-150 instead of using an off-the shelf caliper.  While this may be fine for a "grocery getter" this is your truck.  A 5500# truck does not have the same caliper needs as the family import.
Fits without Shimming Y O N O While a "universal fit" may be okay for some, Alcon believes that an exact fit is mandatory for performance, longevity, and maintenance.
Fits under 17" wheels Y N N O Big brakes should not need a bigger wheel.  The Alcon Raptor Big Brake Kit was designed to work with the 17" factory wheels.  No need to spend more money, time, and research on finding an aftermarket wheel that might work.
High Strength Iron Alloy caliper Y N N N Your truck is designed to work in extreme conditions requiring a robust caliper that will keep up. Whether you're forging streams through snow covered back roads to desert off road racing in Baja Mexico.  Alcon Iron Alloy Calipers will work wherever and whenever you place a demand on them without fail.  The high strength and rigid nature of Alcon Calipers ensures you have long even brake pad wear, saving you money on maintenance.  
Heavy Duty Rotor Centers Y N N N With dirt, dust, deep water and snow likely to find it’s way to your brakes, you want to make sure failure is not an option.  Our Heavy Duty Rotor centers allow for massive temperature ranges to ensure stable and consistent brakes, no matter what weekend challenge you can through at it.  We've paired the high strength calipers wtih an even more durable rotor.
Parts Stocked in USA Y O Y N We made it a priority to have parts in stock and available to you in the USA.  No delays when you need supplies, pads, or wear items?  Got a problem?  We got you.
Desert Tested by Mfg Y O O N Ford made a truck that performed well in all environments and Alcon Big Brakes were designed with the same ideals.  One area they focused on, was racing in Baja due to it’s extreme conditions and demand for performance not found in the lab. To ensure Alcon was lockstep with all the same stringent requirements and extreme conditions, Alcon Big Brakes were tested in the deserts of Southern California.  They were put through the paces and designed specifically to work in remote locations.
Military Grade Experience Y N Y N From armored SUV''s to MOD-spec military combat vehicles, Alcon has been building heavy duty brakes for a long time.  When lives are on the line, the choice for many military applications has always been Alcon.  
Pro Desert and Off-Road Y Y Y N You'll find Alcon on professional off-road vehicles everywhere.  From Trophy Trucks to World Rally cars - shouldn't you get the same quality, precision, and durability the professionals do?  We think so.

 

Alcon vs. Wilwood

Alcon vs. Stoptech

Alcon vs. R1 Concepts

Alcon vs. Brembo

Alcon develops F550 upgrade

 

High-performance brake and clutch system specialist, Alcon Components, has developed an upgrade package for the Ford F550, as the company continues its push into the defence sector.

 

“We have for many years offered upgrade solutions for the Toyota Land Cruiser range, this is without doubt still the ‘go-to’ light platform for most armourers,” the company’s managing director, Alistair Fergusson, told Jane’s , continuing: “The equivalent ‘go-to’ chassis in the next weight class up is clearly the Ford F550, and after initially developing our upgrade package for a specific Middle Eastern client, we are now seeing a tremendous amount of interest in what is clearly a much-needed product.”

 

In technical terms Alcon’s new F550 kit features a custom designed 6x47.6 mm piston zinc-finished iron caliper and larger discs on front (393x36 mm) and rear (400x36 mm) axles. According to the company, performance benefits include: up to 10% reduction in disc temperature rise; up to 20% reduction in front and rear brake pad work rates; up to 4% increase in available brake torque, and up to 4% reduction in pedal effort.

The F550 kit is compatible with the stock OEM actuation so is designed to be simple to fit, but they have also been fully militarised with the inclusion of high-temperature seal material, wiper seals on every piston for dirt exclusion, pad push-back springs for optimum off-road wear resistance, acid zinc finish for maximum corrosion protection, and inboard bleed screws to increase tamper-proofing. The F550 kit is designed to enable the vehicle to be operated at up to 11,000 kg GVW.

 

Notable defence-focused work for Alcon includes a brake package for the Land Rover Defender WMIK (Weapons Mount Installation Kit), which underwent an upgrade that would see GVW increase from around 3.5-4.7 tonnes. The WMIK upgrade, which leveraged Alcon’s extensive off-road rallycross expertise, was followed by a BAE Systems contract to upgrade the brakes on British Army Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CRV-Ts) for Afghanistan, and a contract from Supacat to upgrade the brakes on its Jackal vehicles, which were increasing in weight due to the addition of armour.

 

Interested in F550 armoured brakes?  Contact us here.  

 

Upgrade your Raptor brakes if you do these 5 things…

We know the Raptor and F-150 factory brakes are limited, but at what point do you make that switch to a better brake package?    I’m going to tell you when you know it’s time to upgrade.  If you match one of these reasons, it’s time to start thinking about it.  Two or more?  You’re already overdue for a brake upgrade.

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Read more: Upgrade your Raptor brakes if you do these 5 things…

Ford Truck soft/low brake pedal

If you've recently done brake work on your Ford Truck and you get a constant or even random soft brake pedal you may still have air trapped in the system even after bleeding.  Air can get trapped in the system and  a special procedure is required.

 

If equipped with the 4 wheel anti-lock brake system and the Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) has been replaced or is suspected of containing trapped air; bleed the brake system using the procedure below.

Read more: Ford Truck soft/low brake pedal

Ford SVT Raptor Heavy Duty Brakes announced.

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 Here is what you get:

 

15% reduction in pedal effort.  Easier stopping and less fatigue.

 

10% Reduction in disc temperatures.  Less brake fade.

Longer system Life  

 

33% reduction in pad work rate.  Less wear and tear and longer maintenance intervals.

High Stength 

 

 Ductile Iron Calipers - solid mounts.  Truck and off-road tough.  

 
When you’re heading into extreme terrain, you leave nothing to chance. That’s why you’ve added all the aftermarket upgrades: Lift kits, tall tires, tow hooks and a winch. But there’s one problem; The weight of all that extra gear can put a strain on braking performance and a steep decline with loose rock and mud holes is no place for fading brakes. The more serious your adventure, the more you need Alcon.
 
  

 

So if you're pushing the performance limits of your truck (or planning to) then you probably know that the factory brakes need a little help once they really start to heat up.  The engineering team at Addictive Desert Designs and leader in brake technology Alcon got together to design a new kit for the Ford F150 and Ford Raptor trucks. ...and they planned it out perfectly.   There were a few key factors that were important in the design consideration:

  1. Unlike other Raptor kits, it needed to fit under the stock wheels.
  2. Thermal mass must be increased to handle continual heat and abuse
  3. It had to be strong enough to withstand impacts from off-road debris while still looking good.
  4. It needed to be priced right.


So check this out!

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Alcon has always used motorsports parts in the kits they offer to the consumer.  They don't make "special materials" that the consumer can't buy.  So what are you getting?

  • Massive 6 Piston Ductile Iron Calipers
  • Heavy Duty high thermal mass 13.8" x 1.4" thick rotors.
  • Super-stiff mounting brackets
  • and brake pads proven by Military application.

Addictive Desert Designs recently took one of these new kits down to Baja and ran the Trail of Missions trip with Cameron Steel and the Desert Assassins. This trip was 1600 miles of grueling Baja Mexico through every type of terrain you can imagine including 100 MPH runs down some of the remote dirt roads. The Alcon brake kit performed flawless on the trip proving out the durability of the kit and the final step in the testing process making them ready for you to install today. They have challenged anyone to find any other brake upgrade kit for these trucks that have seen the engineering and testing that this kit has had.

FORD SVT RAPTOR HEAVY DUTY BRAKES BY ALCON

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We think you're going to like it!

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Powder coat samples

 

Alcon Announces New Front and Rear Brake Upgrade for Ford Raptor and F-150

 

Alcon Announces New Front and Rear Brake Upgrade for

Ford Raptor and F-150

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 14, 2017) – Alcon, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of brakes, clutches and actuation for motorsports, OEM, aftermarket, specialist and armored/military vehicles, has released a complete brake upgrade for the Ford Raptor and Ford F-150, suitable for both on- and off-road use.

Ford's performance trucks are among the best in the world, with both the Raptor and F-150 being capable of impressive feats of acceleration. Alcon is now offering a complete brake upgrade for both axles, including calipers, rotors and pads. Extensively tested, the kit has shown significant gains over factory- fitted equivalents:

-       10% reduction in disc temperature when in use

Read more: Alcon Announces New Front and Rear Brake Upgrade for Ford Raptor and F-150

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