With over 40-years on the circuit, DBA are the biggest name in braking Down Under. In fact, DBA actually stands for Disc Brakes Australia and they have one of the most comprehensive application lists anywhere in the world, chiefly because they have just about every motor imaginable on the street there. And none of them seem to be standard.
It’s also worth remembering that, when it comes to laying it all on the line for extreme performance, the Aussies are probably the craziest nation of petrolheads on the planet. After all, they don’t have little things like car insurance or emissions checks to worry about. They just love a punch-up at Bathurst every year too, just to decide who’s better, Ford or GM. And don’t even get us started on their Japanese and Euro import scenes!
Anyway, the point is, nothing less than the world’s most hardcore brakes are sold in the land of Oz, and the good news is that now we can get their home-grown DBA kits here in Europe.
These guys manufacture everything from direct-fit street discs to these top-of-the-line 5000 series jobs that designed to be equally as impressive on hard-used daily drivers as they are on pro-motorsport weapons going flat out like a lizard drinkin’ (Jesus Midge, is that Crocodile Dundee quote? – Jules).
What makes all these items the most hardcore available though, isn’t so much what you can see, but what’s under the surface. Instead of more conventional straight vanes inside the discs, DBA use a patented ‘Kangeroo Paw’ ventilation system for increased cooling and a huge reduction in the possibility of warpage, wheel bearing fatigue, runout and brake fade under hard use. This clever design is basically 144 diamond and teardrop pillars, all evenly distributed to offer up to 60% more surface area for better heat dissipation and hugely increased strength. So, there you have it, not all discs are equal – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Bonza!
Priced from £POA
For more info see DBA Brakes