SLINGSHOT FRONT BIG BRAKE KIT BY DDMWORKS
DDMWorks is proud to offer the Forged Superlite 6R (FSL-6) Brake upgrade designed exclusively for the Slingshot. We started out with the simple idea of offering the best performing brake upgrade available for the Slingshot that could be fit under the stock Slingshot SL wheels. The development of our kit first started by testing several different calipers and brake pads to find out what works best and what didn't work on the unique chassis of the Slingshot. Once we knew what we wanted, the research and testing continued until we came up with the perfect combination of stopping power, price and great looks and now offer that as our FSL-6 kit.
Stopping power is the most important part of a brake kit and the FSL-6 caliper is up to the task. To get great stopping power, we replaced the small single piston stock caliper with the huge Forged SuperLite 6 piston (FSL-6) Wilwood caliper. The forged superlite brake calipers from Wilwood have become known as the benchmark in many forms of racing, including road-race, rally and sport driving competition. These calipers offer internal fluid ports which eliminate vulnerable external fluid cross-over tubes creating a more robust caliper for race and street driven cars. The redesigned FSL-6 calipers also benefits from computer generated solid modeling that reduced the weight of the caliper and through careful design was also able to offer overall increase in strength of the body and resistance to deflection under load. Every FSL-6 caliper is made by a stress-flow forging a premium grade aluminum alloy billet into a super strong caliper. The differential size of the 6 pistons ensure that the pad is pressed evenly across the entire face preventing irregular pad taper wear. Unique caliper brackets were once again designed inhouse here at DDMWorks with computer aided modeling and analysis to optimize strength and ensure a perfect fit everytime.
Once we had the hardware completed we then tested many different brake pad materials on the prototypes to develop the sytem even more. Our goal was to give great stopping power without making the fronts too aggresive and causing the brake balance to be thrown off and make the vehicle unstable. We were able to carefully match the brake pads in our kit to provide an even brake balance, even if you choose to stay with the stock brake pads in the back. Braking can be improved even more with the optional brake pad upgrade we offer for the rear.
Stopping power is important, but we know that everyone wants their brake kit to look great also, so on the Slingshot FSL-6 kit we went with oversized 14" diameter rotors. These rotors look great and also offer greatly enhanced thermal capacity from the stock setup. The huge 14" rotors are then mated to custom designed billet aluminum hats designed in house by DDMWorks to create the lightweight and strong 2 piece rotor for the kit. The rotors fit under all 18" wheels that we have tested including the stock Slingshot SL wheels. If you are installing the kit on your stock SL wheels you will need to install the new valve stems on your wheels included with the kit, which is easily done at most tire stores for a nominal fee.
This kit is the perfect compliment to other wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades that you may have made to the Slingshot or as a stand alone modification. If you are using your Slingshot for competition or just for show and cruising around, this kit offers great looks and even better stopping power. With our optional caliper finishes and rotor designs you can personalize the style and look of the system just for you. Anyway you option the kit though, be prepared to stop quicker and look good doing it!
DDMWorks FSL-6 Brake Kit includes -
- 2 - 6 piston Wilwood Forged Superlite Calipers
- 2 - 14"x.81" Rotors
- 2 - Custom Steel Caliper Mounting Brackets
- 2 - Custom offset billet aluminum rotor hats
- All mounting hardware needed for installation