Looking for the next upgrade for your Ford F150 or Ford Raptor truck? While we all focus on better shocks and tires or bigger shocks we find the next problem that we all face. Now I can go faster but how do I slow this down when I need to? We have all seen these trucks being "used" and after a while the stock brake package can fade with excessive abuse and heavy towing. While the stock Ford brake package is great and works well on these trucks some of us that are pushing the envelope need a little more. The engineering team at Addictive Desert Designs and leader in brake technology Alcon got together to design a new kit for the Ford F150 and Ford Raptor trucks. This isn't a bunch of thrown together parts laying around the back shop, it is the only kit designed from the ground up for these trucks with performance in mind. The long racing history found in the Alcon brand brings tremendous technology to the truck community. From their history in NASCAR to their race proven brakes found in Trophy Trucks the Alcon technology puts them on top of the brake industry. Over a year in the making and testing this Raptor Brake Update kit is the best on the market and the only kit designed to work with in a 17" wheel and without using nonstandard wheel offsets that stress the steering on these trucks.
The all new Alcon brake upgrade kit was built with performance in mind for the demanding driver. Using race quality parts for the best performance brake package available anywhere for the Ford F150 and Ford Raptor trucks. This kit is a direct replacement kit that features a 6 opposing piston front caliper giving you about 30% more brake pad area in the front alone. Combine that with the rear 4 opposing piston caliper which also gives a much larger pad area for better grip and more controlled braking.
While the stock Ford brakes are great on these trucks the new Alcon upgrade kit provides a stiffer caliper and mounting structure to give a more consistent brake pedal feel even after extended abuse. The stock factory brakes utilize single piston and slide style calipers which can drag and while they work well the opposing piston design in this upgrade kit provides equal pressure / force on both sides of the rotor at the same time when the brake is applied. Combine that equal force pressure system with the about 30% larger pad surface area and you will experience a dramatic improvement in stopping distance and in extended use. Better by design is true in this kit for sure.
The brake pad material came out of the Alcon military applications department. The engineers found a compound that works great in these heavier vehicles without excessive wear. The pad compound provides great grip and is matched to the material used in the rotors. The combination of the correct pad and rotor material makes for a brake that grabs faster and feels more stable in even wet conditions. This is the most durable pad you will find available for these trucks anywhere.
This brake upgrade kit will really shine when used for extended periods or in excessive abuse situations. The flex of the caliper and slide is eliminated by the rigid mounting which provides a very stable and consistent feel that won't fade away with time or excessive abuse. The design of the caliper, pad, and rotor combination also dissipates heat much better than anything found today to keep the temperature out of the brake fluid to reduce fluid boil at the caliper and again keep the brakes working better in that extreme situation you will find when using your truck for what it was intended.
We recently took one of these new kits down to Baja and ran the Trail of Missions trip with Cameron Steel and the Desert Assassins. This trip was 1600 miles of grueling Baja Mexico through every type of terrain you can imagine including 100 MPH runs down some of the remote dirt roads. The Alcon brake kit performed flawless on the trip proving out the durability of the kit and the final step in the testing process making them ready for you to install today. We challenge you to find any other brake upgrade kit for these trucks that have seen the engineering and testing that this kit has had. Get yours here