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Brake Dancing

Magazine: Four Wheeler (May 2006)
SSBC product: Front Quick Change kit A186-1 and rear conversion kit A126-4

Bigger, better brakes for our Tahoe. Finally.
Right out of the box, our 1999 Chevy Tahoe never had very good brakes. Unfortunately, their performance degraded even further once we added 35-inch tires and a 6-inch suspension lift ("Miraculous Makeover," Sept. 2004). As a matter of fact, we felt they were totally unacceptable. In an effort to counter this problem, we installed a rear disc-brake kit and Firm Feel master cylinder from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation... Results? Well, the numbers tell the tale. Before the SSBC front and rear brake upgrade, our Tahoe averaged a scary 187 feet to stop from 60 mph. After the upgrade, it only took 166.5 feet to stop from 60 mph on average. This improvement of 20.5 feet makes us very happy, and our knuckles are starting to get their color back ... click here for the rest of the article