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Everything You Need To Know About Upgrading Your Brakes

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Among other things, the internet is really good for pictures of cats, fast dinner recipes and answering questions you were too embarrassed to ask a real person. Especially if that question has to do with how a car works or how to start modifying it. Enter a video series put on by Cobb Tuning called Cobb University.

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At the time of this writing, there are 14 episodes that cover topics like exhaust systems, boost control, intake systems, engine cooling and drivetrain. While they come from a parts company, they manage to be useful and informative explainers without going overload on the #brand garbage.

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Episode 14, for example, covers braking. Host Emmy walks you through how a braking system works and what to look out for when installing your own upgraded brake kit.

The episodes themselves are short and pretty low-commitment. Head over to see what else they’ve covered.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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the1969dodgechargerguy
the 1969 Dodge Charger Guy

Upgrading my Charger from manual all-drum brakes to all-disc brakes was the bestest upgrade ever to the car.

The drum brake iteration was the “I’m going to kill you any second” car while the disc brake version is the “OK, maybe you’ll live” car. (Seriously, how many of you young pups have even ridden in a manual drum brake car?) To be able to slam on the brakes and the car actually stops within a reasonable distance—like a breath of fresh air. (Cuz I’m still breathing and not waxed out on the road.)