What to Look Out for When Buying Ford Bronco Sport Brakes?
Brake Pads, Rotors, Calipers
First of all, focus on brake pad material, such as ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic Ford Bronco pads.
Ceramic pads offer excellent braking performance, low noise, and reduced dust, but can be a bit noisy at times.
Semi-metallic pads provide high stopping power and durability, while organic pads offer quieter operation and less rotor wear.
You will also have to choose between solid and vented rotors and the material, typically cast iron or composite for added performance and consistency.
Vented rotors (especially paired with composite materials) provide better heat dissipation, reducing the risk of brake fade during prolonged braking.
Lastly, you also need to focus on brake calipers, especially factors such as single-piston or multi-piston calipers.
Multi-piston calipers offer better brake modulation and improved stopping power, but aren’t all that necessary for most Ford Bronco Sport owners.
Brake Lines & Brake Fluids
While upgrading the braking system on your Bronco Sport, you also need to focus on the brake lines as these are essential for long-lasting performance and general safety.
Look for brake lines made out of high-quality materials like stainless steel or braided hoses as these materials offer durability, corrosion resistance, and improved brake feel.
Regarding the fluids, be sure to check your owner’s manual to see which brake fluids are recommended for your Bronco Sport, common types include DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1.
On the other hand, if you have already modified your brakes, be sure to check with the manufacturer of the mods or a Ford dealership.
Brake Caliper Covers
Brake caliper covers will give a new look to your Ford Bronco Sport and make it more sporty or more stealthy depending on your personal preference.
However, some of these will give you some performance benefits such as better heat dissipation which is more than welcome.
Brake System Upgrades
The main reason why one would opt to upgrade his/hers braking system on the Ford Bronco is to enhance the stopping power, heat dissipation, brake pedal response, or durability.
It’s worth mentioning that you won’t always be able to upgrade every little performance aspect there because durability and heat dissipation aren’t necessarily aligned when it comes to build materials.
Either way, be sure to do your homework beforehand and decide which performance benefits are essential.