See also Uprated Brake Pads.
The Discovery is equipped with disc brakes all round. On vehicles up to 1993, solid front discs of 299mm (11.77") diameter are fitted. On vehicles from 1994 onwards, front discs are vented and are of 298mm (11.73") diameter. All vehicles have solid rear discs of 290mm (11.42") diameter.
ABS was introduced in 1994 as standard equipment on ES models and optional on all other models.
We have 3 kits available for uprating the Discovery, depending on the year of the vehicle and whether just the front or the front & rear are to be improved. All of the kits contain grooved (handed) discs - ventilated at the front and solid at the rear - and carbon/kevlar pads.
To complement our uprated brake kits, but also suitable for standard brakes, we stock stainless steel braided brake hoses, which improve brake line pressure and brake pedal feel.
This section contains a full listing of standard replacement brake system components, including discs, calipers, pads, master cylinders and ABS system components.
For rigid brake pipes, see our Copper Brake Pipe Kits. These are convenient kits which contain everything you will need to replace your vehicle's brake lines.
Finally, to complete the job you will need brake fluid. As well as standard DOT 4 fluid, we offer silicone fluid. Although more expensive than conventional fluid, we recommend silicone brake fluid due to the following advantages:
Silicone fluid is DOT 5 rated.
It is completely harmless to paintwork if split.
Unlike conventional fluid, silicone fluid does not absorb moisture, so its performance never degrades, plus it won't corrode your brake components from the inside.