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      ViVA Performance Big Brake Kit, S60/V60, XC60

      ViVA Performance releases a front Big Brake Kit for your Volvo S60/V60 and XC60 models.

      Big Brake Kit Highlights:
      • Exclusive look and feel with significantly increased braking performance
      • Large, 355x32mm diameter brake rotors increase heat capacity and braking leverage
      • Forged Aluminum 4-Piston and 6-Piston brake calipers for increased stiffness
      • Stainless steel braided hydraulic brake lines improve braking modulation to withstand greater braking abuse
      • Various Performance Brake Pad Options available
      • Competitively priced to be the lowest cost upgrade available on the market (compared to Polestar & Brembo BBK’s)

      Brake Caliper Features:
      • Forged aluminum StopTech Brake Calipers utilize a patented bridge design, resulting in better brake clamping force under repeated hard braking
      • StopTech Brake Calipers designed with piston diameters that emulate factory braking bias, resulting in optimal brake pedal feel and travel
      • Several Caliper paint colors available (Black, Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Trophy)
      • Optional upgrade to Trophy Series Calipers for endurance racing brake performance

      Brake Rotor Features:
      • StopTech AeroRotor rings with directional internal vanes, allowing for better cooling and reduced brake fade
      • Significantly larger diameter 355mmx32mm Rotors, compared to original Volvo rotors (300-336mm)
      • 2-Piece Rotor Ring/Aluminum Hat construction to reduce unsprung weight
      • Replacement rotor rings and floating mounting hardware are more affordable than competing BBK’s.

      Included Big Brake Kit Components:
      • (2) StopTech Forged Aluminum Calipers (choice of ST-40, ST-60 or STR-60 calipers)
      • (2) 355x32mm 2-piece fully floating directionally vaned StopTech AeroRotor Rings
      • (2) CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum Center Hats in hard anodized black finish
      • (2) Center Hat/Rotor Ring mounting hardware
      • (2) ViVA Performance Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines with mounting hardware
      • (2) CNC Machined 7075 Aluminum Caliper Mounting Brackets with mounting hardware
      • (1) Performance Brake Pad Set (Options available at check out)
      • (1) 500ml can of StopTech Performance STR-600 Brake Fluid (DOT 4)
      • (1) Rotor Hat and Ring Assembly Instructions

      Our Big Brake Kit requires a minimum diameter of 18" wheels with sufficient wheel offset to clear the StopTech ST-40, ST-60 and STR-60 Calipers. If you are using OEM 18" wheels with +55mm offset, a minimum of a 15mm Wheel Spacer is also needed.

      On our 2012 S60 T6 AWD shop car, we opted for the 6-Piston, STR-60 Trophy Brake Caliper, Slotted Rotors and Porterfield R-4S brake pads. Installation photos and feedback are below:












      Our Impressions:
      Installation was very simple, requiring the use of standard automotive tools. While taking our time, the install was about 2 hours, plus bleeding the brakes. The pedal feel is extremely similar to factory, but stiffer during hard braking. The initial bite is good, even when cold. There are no new noises associated with the floating 2-Piece slotted rotors. The braking is controlled and strong, the car feels more planted, not squirrelly on hard braking like on the factory set up. Overall, this was one of our favorite upgrades on the car.

      Click here to view the kit on our site.
      Should you have questions about the Big Brake Upgrade Kit or related questions, we can be reached via:
      Email: parts@vivaperformance.com
      Phone: 1-877-878-8646 Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm EST
      Online Chat: Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm EST

      If anyone is looking to order this before the end of the month, please shoot me a PM and I can offer a small discount to help you

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      Member Ocean Racer's Avatar
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      Can you get different caliper colours?
      A nice Polestar blue caliper would look hot!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ocean Racer View Post
      Can you get different caliper colours?
      A nice Polestar blue caliper would look hot!
      The blue they offer is not even close to Polestar... but they do offer a nice selection of color options.

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