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Performance Brake Pads

When your car or truck was designed, the brake pad friction compound was formulated for an “average” driver operating the vehicle under “normal” driving conditions. If you’re a performance enthusiast you’re certainly not average, and if you’ve hot-rodded your car or beefed up your truck you may have found that those brake pads don’t cut it for the way you use your vehicle. If you’re in need of more stopping power, check out the brake pad selection on this page.

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Original equipment brake pads are generally fine for cruising, commuting, and running errands around town, but not up to the demands of spirited performance driving on twisty roads, or towing and hauling heavy loads. This type of use generates a lot of heat created by the friction needed to slow and stop a vehicle at speed or a heavily laden vehicle, and this can cause OE pads to overheat and fade, with subsequent longer stopping distances.

We aim to provide our customers with the finest Performance Brake Pads the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as EBC Brakes, Hawk, Akebono, PowerStop, Wilwood, StopTech, Brembo, Chrome Brakes, Baer, Teraflex the Performance Brake Pads we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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Our performance brake pads were formulated to meet the needs of driving enthusiasts and hard-working truck owners. We offer a wide variety of friction compounds created by the industry’s foremost brake pad manufacturers, so you can get the pads that best suit your application and budget. These proprietary formulations include ceramics, low metallics, semi-metallics, and compounds that may also include ingredients like aramid fibers, carbon fiber and Kevlar. Each pad set has been developed to deliver a particular blend of attributes.

We offer performance brake pads that are also low dusting, so you can enjoy the gleam from your custom wheels longer between washing. Some performance pads can provide good bite at high temperatures, but at the expense of accelerated rotor wear. We have pads that are gentle on rotors, yet provide excellent stopping power. Performance pads that work well at high temperatures may not provide much friction when the pads are cold. With our selection you can find pads that work well over a wide temperature range.

In addition to the above, most of our performance brake pads are chamfered to aid in bedding and to prevent noise and slotted to allow for expansion. Many pads are scorched or have surface coatings to ensure quick and effective pad break-in. New hardware like shims, clips and springs are critical to proper pad fitment and function, and noise-free operation. Many of our performance brake pads come with these important components, but we also have an extensive hardware selection, so you can complete the job and get the best performance possible from your purchase.

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Guides & Articles
In this article, we’ll introduce you to the specific tools designed to be used when replacing brake components and servicing your brake system. Having the right tools BEFORE you start working on your vehicle makes these types of jobs quick, easy, and doable for the home mechanic. It also prevents having to put things back together before the job is finished...
Disc brake rotors (aka 'rotors') are the actual discs that brake pads clamp onto, creating friction that slows a vehicle. Disc brake rotors bolt on over the axle hub and contain holes that allow wheel mounting bolts to pass through and rotate with the wheels. Since there are many rotor styles and designs specially created for every budget and need, we’ve listed...
Is It Time For New Brakes?
Squealing noise upon brake application is actually caused by a high-frequency vibration of metal rotors, drums, or brake pad backing plates. Excess corrosion that forms over time on non-contact, outer perimeter areas of rotors and drums is a prime cause because rust is looser and less dense in nature – therefore, more likely to create resonation.
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Performance Brake Pads Reviews
Average rating: 5 4.8 - 280 reviews
1998 Toyota Corolla | Posted by Zac | (Danville, KY)

I put the pads on and they're doing their job, so I'm pleased with them.

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