How to Determine What Brake Pad Size You Need

Brake pads are used in conjunction with disc brakes in automobiles and other applications. Braking pads are steel backing plates with friction material attached to the surface that comes into contact with the brake disc.

The brake calliper has two brake pads, the friction surfaces of which face the braking disc. The calliper squeezes the two pads together into the spinning brake disc to slow or stop the vehicle when the brakes are engaged.

Although practically all road cars have just two brake pads per calliper, racing callipers can contain up to six pads per calliper, each with different frictional qualities for the greatest performance. Disc wear rates might vary depending on the material qualities. Ferodo Brake Pads are a consumable automobile item that must be replaced on a regular basis (depending on pad material which are of differing wear and performance rates).

Brake Pads by EBC

A set of high-performance disc brake pads is seen above.

Depending on the use and vehicle, brake pads range from extremely soft and aggressive (such as racing applications) to tougher, more durable, and less aggressive compounds. Although most car manufacturers prescribe a certain kind of brake pad for their vehicle, compounds can be changed. This may be determined by personal preferences, driving styles, and use.

It is critical to select the correct brake pad for your needs. Excessive heat, increased wear, greater brake fade, and severely reduced performance can all come from choosing the improper pad. Purchasing better quality and more aggressive brake pads can help to alleviate the problem of excessive brake fade in autos.

EBC Brakes has a large aftermarket disc pad assortment and ships to places all over the world. EBC develops and manufactures its own products in Bristol, England, using high-quality components – a real British business doing things the right way to provide clients with the finest value braking equipment for their automobiles!

EBC All pads and discs are ECE R-90 authorised or bear ABE, making this one of the world’s few upgrade brake ranges approved to current European requirements.

Pads Ultimax Look no farther than Ultimax for a high-quality replacement brake pad. This is a finely developed brake compound that lasts a long time, creates little dust, and is ideal for the city or everyday motorist. When all you need is a good replacement pad, why pay more? Don’t be fooled by the low price; this is a high-quality pad that you can rely on.

Pads of Redstuff EBC Redstuff is EBC’s premium street brake pad material, designed for prestige and quicker automobiles with more than 200 horsepower. Redstuff has long been noted for creating little dust, but the current blend has significantly decreased pad ‘pick up’ or disc scoring while also lowering dust levels.

In tests conducted by the Motor Industries Research Association (MIRA), a Redstuff equipped automobile reduced stopping distance by over 50 feet from 100 MPH, resulting in a massive 30% brake improvement!

Redstuff is a tougher compound that takes longer to fully bed in and attain its peak performance – up to 1500 miles/2500 kilometres – during which time the occasional ‘chirp’ of braking noise may be heard when starting from cold in wet and cold weather at extremely low speeds. Be patient, and the pads will warm up and begin to produce in a short period of time.