THE UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE BFB KIT!
Over 15″ of stopping power.
A heavy car deserves the most heavy-duty brakes available and these have stood the test of time. Unplugged Performance introduced the brake upgrade category to Tesla tuning long before the Model 3 was first released and our big brake kits have been used on daily driven and track driven Teslas ever since (S, X, 3 and Y). The world’s fastest Teslas run this kit and have become famous for their lap records at TeslaCorsa’s Buttonwillow Raceway events as well as internationally at famed tracks like Tsukuba Circuit in Japan. Most importantly, over the years there have been zero warranty replacements, zero disc re-orders (these rotors last a long time), and rave reviews by race drivers, journalists, and everyday Tesla commuters. If you’ve watched racing legend and Tesla track mode development driver Randy Pobst’s glowing reviews of these brakes you already know they work magic.
These are proper supercar brakes. Supercar, as in if you want to stop your 250mph Tesla next gen roadster then these are the type of brakes you need! You might notice that they look quite similar in construction. This Unplugged Performance system benefits from specially selected brake pad compounds that do not require high heat for daily driven functionality and operate quietly as well. The Italian supercar grade carbon ceramic rotors provide a reduction of unsprung mass compared to iron rotors and further allow the huge sizes and performance gained without a hefty weight penalty.
The UP BFB kit fits UP’s 18″ forged wheels as well as some other 18″ wheels. Fits most 19″ and larger wheels. Please contact us if any concerns about fitting your car’s wheels.
THE MODEL 3 FRONT BIG BRAKE KIT (BBK) INCLUDES:
6-Piston monoblock aluminium big brake caliper set with all necessary hardware
Brake pads designed specifically for use with carbon ceramic rotors, and are compatible with daily street use. Available full race compound brake pads are also available.
Huge 15.5″ carbon ceramic rotor set with machined billet anodized hats. That’s more than 20mm larger than anything ever offered elsewhere.
Billet caliper adapter brackets and relevant hardware
Premium coated stainless steel braided brake lines engineered specifically for Tesla
Kit includes all components necessary for installation (brake fluid will need to be supplied by the buyer, and can be purchased at any automotive parts retailer)
Made from components produced in USA & Italy
A NOTE ON BRAKE FLUID & HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVING:
Brake fluid plays a vital role in the performance and reliability of every brake system, especially so in high-performance driving. A professional brake bleed with high-performance fluid is a requirement for the functionality of our brake system. We recommend using Motul RBF 660 (our go-to fluid) or Endless RF-650 brake fluid. Brake fluid should be flushed frequently for race cars in particular because over time moisture content builds and moisture inherently decreases the temperature limit of the brake fluid. Brake fluid and its temperature capabilities of it matter especially due to the high temperatures the heavy and powerful Model S generates. The higher temperatures seen in the brake system transfers heat to the brake fluid and when brake fluid boils those bubbles create air in the brake lines. Air in the brake lines from the boiled fluid can create near instant loss of the brake pedal. Therefore, using a high temp brake fluid and managing brake heat is a key to safe braking for extreme environments. Loss of pedal is a different symptom than brake fade and typically a symptom of brake fluids exceeding their temperature range (or alternatively a leak in the system) whereas brake fade is often a byproduct of the brake pads exceeding the operating temperature range. In both cases, managing temperatures in a racing environment and adequate testing is typically found in motorsports drivers and are always strongly encouraged to get the best and most safe result. We flush our brake fluid after each race and we monitor caliper temperatures for these same reasons on our race cars. Please always feel welcome to talk to our team if you have questions about motorsport use. For street driving the temperatures seen are significantly less and this plays a lesser role although the same fluids are suggested for street cars as well.
THE BFB KIT – TESLA MODEL 3 SUPERLIGHT CARBON CERAMIC FRONT BIG BRAKE KIT (BBK)
These are proper supercar brakes for your Model 3. Supercar, as in if you want to stop your 250mph Tesla next-gen roadster then these are the type of brakes you need! You might notice that they look quite similar in construction. This Unplugged Performance system benefits from specially selected brake pad compounds that do not require high heat for daily driven functionality and operate quietly as well. The Italian supercar grade carbon-ceramic rotors provide a reduction of unsprung mass compared to iron rotors and further allow the huge sizes and performance gained without a hefty weight penalty.