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Enhanced stopping power for Ford F-150/Raptor, Chevy/GMC Colorado and Canyon.

Sep 14, 2020
Modifying pickups (appearance, functionality, etc.) is one of the most subjective elements of the truck hobby. Although adding, subtracting and changing pieces and things is often done after consultation with "experts," fans, and friends, final decisions ultimately are made by the owner.
And though there are no rules or sequences for making upgrades, wheels and tires seem to be unanimous—and very unofficial—"first mods" for enthusiasts who want to start changing things on their brand new, or new-to-them rigs.
There are nearly endless rim and rubber concepts for street-driven trucks, and for pickups that are used off-road (midsize and half-ton full size), rolling stock is on the short list for parts that are immediately changed. Bigger (typically from 17-inch and 18-inch to 20-inch) wheels and the appropriate tires are must-have equipment for the dirt and dunes, as well as on the boulevard.
A truck's brakes are often overlooked when a wheel and tire upgrade is made, and to us, that's a bad thing. The increased weight of bigger rims and tires puts a greater demand on and accelerates the attrition of service brakes, as more heat is generated when they are applied.
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For 2015-2019 Ford F-150 (including SVT Raptor) and same-year Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon owners, Sparta Brakes has your trucks in mind, especially if you use them for off-road fun or towing. After adding the bigger wheels, Sparta's new "Athena" series of big brakes is a stopping option that's worth considering.
Highlighted by cast monoblock, Aero-vent-lightened (for increased airflow and to lower overall braking temperatures) calipers, the Athena big brakes also include free-floating, two-piece, 380-mm GP2 brake rotors with Sparta's proprietary Dynamic Continuous Flow 96 internal vane structures (for improved cooling and hot-spot reduction). Externally, Thermal Window 3 slotting helps stabilize rotors' internal temperatures and also optimizes pad deglazing and self-cleaning.
Sparta's front and rear brake kits include calipers (that also are available individually for customized fitments, in 4- or 6-piston configurations), rotors, semi-metallic pads, stainless steel brake lines, performance brake fluid, caliper brackets, and mounting hardware.
"The Athena is a clean-sheet design for us," says Yoni Kellman, Sparta's Sales and Marketing Manager. "We developed the Athena to provide a quiet ride and bridge the gap between ultra-high-performance racing brakes and systems intended for durability and long service life when used on daily drivers or in off-road conditions. Athena is at home on the interstate as well as on a steep-descent trail or hidden two-track."

Sources

Sparta Evolution
(425) 298-0617
https://www.spartabrakes.com
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