Why Buy from Hoppers Stoppers?

Use of the internet and Ebay has expanded greatly over the last few years, and has proven to be a good way to find and trade rare used parts. However, has Ebay been taken over by “back yard” based traders selling the same thing over and over, undermining the legitimate market?

The “Auction” sale seems to have been replaced with the “Buy it now” fixed price.

We have had a chance to look at a Falcon 300mm kit sold off Ebay and found the following.

1/ No fitting instructions are supplied; when this was questioned, the buyer was told to phone if he had any questions.

2/ The design had many engineering compromises i.e.

3/ The supplier would only provide a receipt with an extra10% payment, i.e., they work outside the taxation system and do not want to pay income tax or GST. This will make the kits cheaper but don’t we have a responsibility to pay our share of the cost of running this country?

It seems the old saying of buying “nice clean oats” rather than “oats that have already been through the horse” still applies.

When you are thinking of purchasing a brake upgrade kit ask if the seller can offer you the following:

1                    A Registered Business, in a proper commercial building, with a long established trading history.

2                    A Company, which has public liability insurance, and stands by their product.

3                    A knowledgeable person on the other end of the phone whom you can discuss technical issues with before you decide, or help you if something isn’t fitting as it should.

4                    Someone who wants a satisfied customer, and will discuss the alternatives so you get the best result and value for money.

5                    Somewhere to go to view the range and meet the people behind the product.

6                    A real choice of options, such as competition heat treated slotted or drilled rotors, choices of stud patterns, caliper colours, wheel offsets, hoses, brake pads etc.

7                    Full information and supply of compatible systems like master cylinders, boosters and rear brakes.

8                    Spare parts that can be bought at any time; so should a small part be damaged you don’t have to buy a complete kit.

9                    A true quality product supplied by Professional Engineers who have designed and fitted hundreds of brake upgrades, and are not just shipping out some surplus bits in a box for you to figure out or make you own adaptation.

Why buy from Hoppers Stoppers?

Hoppers Stoppers have over 150 different brake upgrades in their current range with new designs being added every week.

We design every kit to “DOTARS code LG for brake system modifications” and NEVER “plug and re-drill” cast caliper cradles or weld together brackets, as these are highly dangerous practices.

Each kit includes EVERY bracket, bolt, spacer, bearing, custom hose etc and comes with full and precise fitting instructions. There are never components to buy elsewhere and we are always just a phone call or email away if you have any questions.

We are the originators of our designs, not like some who offer a “copy” of Hoppers Stoppers products.

Hoppers Stoppers Brake Upgrades exclusively feature OEM calipers and DBA rotors and are proudly Australian made.

So remember, when you buy from us you get a whole lot more than just a box of brake bits, you get advice, service and peace of mind.

Peter Koning
Director Hoppers Stoppers



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