Upgrade Your Classic Car’s Braking System

 Owning a classic American muscle car or truck is a source of immense pride and joy. However, the braking systems on many of these vintage vehicles can leave a lot to be desired. If you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle’s performance or replace a leaky, outdated brake system, First Place Auto Parts has the perfect solution for you. In this article, we’ll explore the comprehensive and economical "At the Wheel" kits that can transform your vehicle’s braking capabilities, enhance safety, and even improve aesthetics.

Disc Brake Setup

Why Upgrade Your Brakes?

 The braking systems on classic cars are often over 40 or 50 years old. They either need replacement due to wear and tear or an upgrade to meet modern safety standards. Effective braking is crucial—not just for performance, but for the safety of you and your passengers. The "At the Wheel" kits from First Place Auto Parts include all the components needed to either convert front drum brakes to disc brakes or replace and upgrade existing disc brake systems.

What’s Included in the Kit?

 The "At the Wheel" kits are designed to be comprehensive and user-friendly, ensuring all components work seamlessly together. Here’s what you’ll find in each kit:

  1. New Rotors: Solid rotors are standard, but options for drilled and slotted rotors are available.
  2. Timken Wheel Bearings: High-quality bearings, complete with dust caps, castle nuts, and cotter pins.
  3. Single-Piston Calipers: Comes with new pins and brake pads, with options for red or black powder-coated finishes.
  4. Flex Lines: Standard kits include rubber flex lines, with options to upgrade to braided stainless steel lines for improved brake feel.
  5. Caliper Mounting Brackets: Cad-plated to resist corrosion.
  6. Spindles: New spindles are included, with options for stock height or a 2-inch drop.
  7. Dust Shields: New shields to replace bent or corroded originals.

Key Benefits of the Kit

  1. Compatibility with 15-Inch Wheels: These kits are designed to fit vehicles with 15-inch or larger wheels that originally came with disc brakes, meaning you don’t need to purchase new wheels.
  2. Matched Components: All parts are designed to work together, ensuring optimal performance and easy installation.
  3. Customization Options: Various upgrades are available to enhance both performance and appearance, making the kit adaptable to your specific needs and preferences.

Wheel Photo

Customization Options

The standard "At the Wheel" kit is robust, but First Place Auto Parts offers several upgrades:

  1. Drilled and Slotted Rotors: Ideal for improved cooling and reduced brake fade.
  2. Braided Stainless Steel Lines: Enhance brake feel and performance, providing a firmer pedal.
  3. Drop Spindles: A 2-inch drop spindle option for those looking to lower their vehicle.
  4. Powder-Coated Calipers: Available in red or black, these not only look great but also provide added durability.

Why Choose First Place Auto Parts?

 At First Place Auto Parts, we are automotive enthusiasts just like you. We understand the importance of quality components and ease of installation. Our "At the Wheel" kits are designed to take the guesswork out of upgrading your braking system. By providing matched components and offering various customization options, we ensure you get the best performance and value for your investment.

How to Order

 Ordering from First Place Auto Parts is simple. Visit our user-friendly website, enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle, and browse the available kits and options. Whether you’re looking to improve performance, enhance safety, or simply give your classic car a fresh look, we have the parts you need to get your project back on the road.

Final Thoughts

 Upgrading your classic car’s braking system doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With the "At the Wheel" kits from First Place Auto Parts, you get a comprehensive, high-quality solution that enhances both performance and safety. Visit our website today to explore our kits and take the first step towards a safer, more enjoyable driving experience.


About The Author

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 Zach Fair has amassed over five years of experience in the automotive industry, collaborating with renowned brands such as RPUI, First Place Auto Parts, SoffSeal Inc, Trim Parts, The Right Stuff Detailing, Parts Unlimited Interiors, Flatline Barriers, and Good Enough Garage. Throughout his career, Zach has held diverse roles spanning manufacturing, sales, customer service, and various marketing positions. Outside of work, Zach enjoys driving his project cars and attending car shows with his family, reflecting his deep passion for the automotive world both professionally and personally.

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