Statix was put to the test using a ’99 Chevy Suburban reducing stopping distance by 68 feet and delivering 70-percent more brake torque over the OE caliper in the Hot Performance sequence.
Another benefit is that the Statix brake system requires no vehicle modifications.
The frame design and construction incorporates much of the technology and materials used on the 2014 Silverado pickup, including more than 75 percent high-strength steel and new body mounts that enhance ride and handling.
In Parts One and Two of our “Project Escalade Masquerade” (June and August 2002 issues) we showed you how we turned an aging ’93 two-door Chevy Tahoe into a Cadillac Escalade look-alike (or “Chevylac” as tech editor Saul Vargas calls it).
To give the truck even more of a “luxury SUV look,” we also added a set of chrome 22-inch KMC V-2 rims and P305/40-ZR22 Nitto high-performance radials.
“As a well-known supplier of upgraded performance brake systems, we have received countless phone calls over the years for an affordable direct bolt-on brake upgrade for GM and Dodge full-size trucks and sport utility vehicles,” stated Stillen Brake Pros manager, Dan Ciganovich.
“The Statix brake systems were developed to be affordable, while greatly improving brake performance.”The Statix brake system includes a larger slotted rotor and utilizes a large patented piston designed to eliminate premature pad wear and under-braking.
Upgrading your GM to Rear Disc Brakes The simplest plan is to find a rear disc brakes donor Camaro or Firebird and yank the calipers and mounting brackets.