PRI 2018: Baer Shares New Pieces For The CTS-V, S550, And Fox Body

Baer Brakes brought a few new goodies to the drag racing market at this year’s PRI; showing their versatility and interest in streetable, easy-to-use parts for those needing more reassurance and traction at the drag strip.

New CTS-V Brakes and Suspension Package Accommodates 15-inch Drag Wheels and Tires

For the Cadillac CTS-V, Baer’s new SS drag-racing brake allows owners to use a fifteen-inch wheel with a drag slick. As these cars come supercharged from the factory and make massive power quite easily—with some cars getting into the nine-second-range on the stock blower—big tires are becoming more and more of a necessity for the growing CTS-V drag market. For the determined enthusiast, this brake kit provides perfect compromise between packaging and reassuring braking performance.

This smaller CTS-V setup features a four-piston caliper and a two-piece, eleven-inch rotor.

Upgraded Brake System for S550 Mustangs

For the heavy and mega-powerful S550 Mustang, Baer has developed the SS4 2.0+. To address the need for added braking ability, this upgraded rear brake system features a thicker, larger-diamter rotor and a four-piston caliper in similar dimensions. The directional-vented rotor—measuring 12 inches x 1.1 inches—is almost doubled in thickness over the stock unit, but is still lighter by about five pounds per corner.

Therefore, this dust- and weather-sealed rotor is a DOT-approved, direct bolt-in replacement, which offers ambitious drag racers the ability to run safely without any setbacks on the street.

Re-engineered Hydoboost Master Cylinder for Coyote Transplants into Fox Body Mustangs

Baer’s re-engineered Hydroboost master helps facilitate Coyote installs into Fox-body Mustangs

With many Fox body owners transplanting Coyotes into their cars, they’re hard-pressed to find a brake booster they can shoehorn into the engine bay along with the massive motor. Some of these swappers use the ’99-’01 Cobra’s Hydroboost unit, and Baer has built a re-master that directly bolts on.

It’s a shorter master cylinder than stock, fully machined from aluminum, and is available in left- or right-port. Cosmetically appealing, simple, and easy to use, this should help people make the most of the new Coyote in a Foxbody’s 3,200-pound body.

For more information on these products visit Baer’s site here.

 

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Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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