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The right balance and performance for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles

 

  • Over 50 vehicle-model-specific friction formulas are uniquely designed and fine-tuned over a 12-month period to the vehicle weight distribution and driving dynamics
  • Restore showroom-like performance
  • Feature as many as 30 single-sourced, high-grade ingredients that some lower-cost pads rarely use
  • Processed with high-quality weighing, mixing, pressing and post-curing equipment
  • Made with high-quality raw materials – ones that some aftermarket suppliers avoid because of expense
  • Product design in most applications includes high-tech materials such as Kevlar and fine-blank steel backing plates
  • Feature sophisticated use of shims, slots and chamfers to reduce dusting, noise and brake fade
  • Designed to balance the friction coefficient between front and rear to minimize early lock-up during braking
  • Real-life vehicle tested and adjusted to meet or exceed the durability and government stopping effectiveness requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
  • Tested and refined for maximum performance in stopping distance, durability, noise, brake vibration, pedal feel, fade and drag, wheel dust and rotor wear
 
 

The importance of shims, slots and chamfers

 

Shims

  • Multiple layers of sound-damping materials between stamped metal, also called insulators, improve noise abatement and vibration for the life of the pad
  • Placed on backside of backing plate to help reduce the vibrations that cause brakes to squeal

Slots

  • Vertical, diagonal or horizontal grooves cut in brake pads
  • Significantly reduce pad bending when heated in normal braking conditions
  • Reduce noise that can result from pads that have become concave
  • Reduce brake fade by providing passage for gases and dust to escape at high brake temperatures

Chamfers

  • Angled or beveled edges on the leading and trailing ends of the brake pads
  • Chamfers on leading edge of brake pads reduce digging into the rotor
  • Help eliminate stick/slip vibration, which causes brake noise

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