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Performance Alternatives to Replacing Brake Rotors and Pads on Dodge Performance Vehicles

by Derek A 24 Feb 2023
Performance Alternatives to Replacing Brake Rotors and Pads on Dodge Performance Vehicles - Demon Performance

As a performance shop specializing in 3rd generation Hemi engines, Demon Performance is constantly looking for ways to improve the driving experience of our customers. One key area that we have focused on is the brake system of Dodge and Jeep vehicles, particularly the SRT Hellcat, Charger Hellcat, Challenger Hellcat, Durango Hellcat, and Jeep Trackhawk.

In this article, we will introduce our lightweight 2-piece rotor and the Magic Pad brake pad solution by Demon Performance, as well as provide insight into the benefits of upgrading your braking system with these products.

The Demon Performance Lightweight 2-Piece Rotor

Our lightweight 2-piece rotor is a direct replacement for the OE disc and requires no modifications to the car. The disc bolts directly to the car and works with OE calipers perfectly, allowing for the maintenance of factory bias and ABS efficiency. The reduction in rotational and unsprung weight allows for quicker acceleration and suspension response, improving the overall driving experience.

Design and Materials

The central hat section of our rotor is made from strictly U.S. sourced 6061-T6 aircraft specification aluminum, while the disc is made from our own proprietary cast iron poured and machined in the USA. The rotor utilizes a curved vane design, developed in racing to act as a centrifugal pump and force cooling air through the disc.

The rotor and hat have a floating mount system that utilizes high strength alloy steel drive pins, manufactured in the USA to our own specifications and cadmium plated for long-lasting corrosion resistance. These pins take the load from braking actions while maintaining the axial and radial float between the hat and disc. The pins are secured by grade 12 cap screws with hardened washers. In order to keep the rotors from making noise when cold, the pins are mounted with anti-noise spring washers on the rotor side, which allow the rotor to grow with heat expansion but eliminate the rattle and noise associated with floating rotors. This float also allows the rotor to self-center between the pads.


Once the Demon Performance brake system is in place, simply replace the cast iron rotor when needed. This not only simplifies maintenance, but it also helps to reduce costs and increase overall value.

The Magic Pad Brake Pad Solution

Our Magic Pad brake pads are a semi-metallic composition that provides less dust than typical factory and performance pads. This means less time cleaning wheels and more time enjoying the drive. The Magic Pads also have great initial bite, something that most less expensive pads are lacking.

Features and Benefits

The Magic Pad brake pads are designed to be easy on the rotors and wallet. They come with our anti-noise shields pre-installed, included in the price. We recommend replacing all pads when switching compounds to ensure the best performance and longevity.


At Demon Performance, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best performance products available, and our lightweight 2-piece rotor and Magic Pad brake pad solution are no exception. These products offer improved performance, reduced maintenance, and increased value to Dodge and Jeep owners, particularly those with SRT Hellcat, Charger Hellcat, Challenger Hellcat, Durango Hellcat, and Jeep Trackhawk vehicles.

So if you're in the market for high-quality braking solutions, look no further than Demon Performance, your go-to source for Hellcat performance packages and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk upgrades.

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