Disc Trailer Brake Kits, Parts and Accessories

Disc Trailer Brake Kits, Parts and Accessories


Trailer surge disc brake systems consist of either a HYDRAULIC or ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR, hydraulic BRAKE TUBING, ROTORS and CALIPERS. Disc brakes are a more marine friendly alternative to drum and shoe systems. Some of the leading manufacturers are KODIAK, DEEMAXX, DEXTER, TIE DOWN ENGINEERING and UFP and they all sell a variety of different coatings and/or materials.
Trailer Parts SuperstoreĀ® sells disc brake assemblies, complete disc brake packages, disc brake actuators, disc brake tubing and plenty of disc brake repair parts & accessories.


DISC BRAKES are available in sizes compatible with axles rated from 2,000 lbs (with brake flange) up to 10,000 lbs and vary in size classes from 8" rotor up to 13.1" rotor. The two most common sizes for general applications are 10" class and 12" class brakes, which fit 3,500 lb and 5,200-7,000 lb axles. Trailer Disc brakes provide superior braking power over drum brakes. A reverse lockout solenoid or ball valve should be installed at the actuator before installation of disc brakes. A specially designed Disc Brake Actuator is also available from TIE DOWN ENGINEERING, DEMCO, UFP, or TITAN to allow for easy installation.

When selecting trailer disc brake components for your trailer, consider the weight of trailer fully loaded with all cargo and equipment. For multi-axle trailers, consider how many axles will be equipped with brakes to meet your stopping requirements. Also, to get the most benefit from your brake system, follow the instructions for care and maintenance in the installation and service manual included with each actuator, foundation brake, and brake tubing kit.

The "G5" S.S. Disc Brake kit from Tie Down Engineering replaces 10" Drum Brakes and mounts to the existing 4-hole axle brake flange. Includes single piston aluminum caliper, patented bi-metal aluminum/ stainless piston, oil impregnated bronze bushings, ceramic pads with stainless steel backing plates, stainless steel slider pins, bearings and seals, galvanized mounting bracket and complete installation instructions

The Trailer Disc Brake assemblies from KODIAK TRAILER COMPONENTS offer the following advanced features:
Corrosion Resistance is important on all types of trailers and of major consideration in salt water or other corrosive environments.
Kodiak pioneered the use of brass fittings, stainless steel guide bolts and sleeves, and stainless steel pistons as standard items in trailer disc brake calipers.
Kodiak rotors are offered with an E-coated finish, Silver Cadmium Plated, and Stainless Steel (not available in integral hub/rotors)
At a minimum, all Kodiak caliper castings and caliper mounting brackets are e-coated with options for silver cadmium plating or an all stainless steel product.
Note: On a stainless steel caliper, all parts are stainless steel except for the fittings, which are brass, and the backing plate on the friction pads, which are zinc plated carbon steel.

The electric over hydraulic system is a very adaptable means of supplying robust braking power for a wide range of towing applications. Components of the electric/hydraulic system are mounted on the trailer and consist of an electric/hydraulic power unit, battery, hydraulic lines and hydraulic disc or drum brakes. A 12 volt power supply and electronic signal are supplied from the tow vehicle. The electronic signal is generated by an inertial brake controller of the type typically used with electric trailer brakes.

When the operator applies the tow vehicle service brakes, the tow vehicle controller generates an electronic signal in proportion to the inertia change (slowing) of the tow vehicle. The electric/hydraulic power unit receives this signal and produces hydraulic pressure in proportion to the signal strength. The resulting pressure is distributed throughout the trailer brake system.

Typical applications for electric/hydraulic brake systems range from small single axle utility trailers to large multi-axle recreational vehicles, as well as stock trailers, equipment trailers and flats, receiver, fifth wheel and gooseneck styles. Electric/hydraulic trailer brakes are easily supported by any tow vehicle equipped with an electric brake controller, allowing flexibility in tow vehicle/trailer combinations. Modifications to the tow vehicle are minimal and unobtrusive. Electric/hydraulic brakes are compatible with tow vehicle ABS. The trailer brakes may be applied independently of the tow vehicle brakes. Maximum braking effort is applied to the trailer brakes in the event the trailer becomes uncoupled from the tow vehicle.