There are not very many systems on your car as important as the brake system, and yet it’s also one of the most misunderstood systems. Often, choices are made solely on what comes with your suspension system or what your buddies run on their kit car without addressing the real issues: How much brake do you need? How do you match your system front to rear? What brake pads are the best? Should I use DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Each of these questions could be answered with a multi-page technical paper, but we’ll give you a quick overview to help you make a good choice when building your kit car.