Big Brake Kits
We all know that the MINI is famous for its go-kart handling, however, the standard brake set up is small and this will be the first hurdle that brings your MINI back into the pits, which is why Lohen recommend upgrading to a Big Brake Kit.
Lohen recommends a big brake kit because they are less likely to suffer from brake fade, offer better-stopping performance and are available in a wider variety of options to suit the driver’s needs. Brake fade is when you suffer from poor braking performance compared with standard and longer stopping distances due to excessive use and overheating of the brake pads.
Big brake kits will usually come supplied with much larger discs (so remember to check wheel fitments too before fitting) and calipers compared with stock MINIs. This means the discs take longer to heat up and they will be able to disperse heat more quickly than stock MINI discs if the discs are grooved or drilled, reducing the risk of brake fade and keeping you on track for longer. Calipers will support not only more options of brake pad but also suit a larger brake pad that will have a larger contact patch to give you a higher braking force.
Lohen would recommend choosing a Big Brake Kit from a reputable brand such as Brembo, AP or Tarox. This will ensure you have prolonged availability of brake pads and brake discs for your chosen MINI big brake kit, Lohen stock big brake kits from all 3 of these manufacturers with prices ranging from £990.50 to £3286.50. Hit the links below to see our full range of kits.