Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts’ engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved braking performance and reduced noise under braking. All Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with shims installed to prevent noise associated with pad vibration. Centric Premium Brake Pads also feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance in repeat stop situations. All Centric Premium Brake Pad formulas are 100% asbestos free and have O.E. style wear sensors installed. Centric Premium Metallic Brake Pads are formulated for increased service life while maintaining high friction levels at all operating temperatures. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pads are manufactured using Positive Mold technology that provides even wear characteristics throughout the lifetime of the brake pad. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pads are scorched to remove impurities in the friction material and improve initial pad/rotor bed-in.
Pad vibration is the number one cause of noise or "squealing" associated with braking. To prevent this vibration and eliminate noise, Centric Premium Brake Pads are 100% shimmed.
Correct fit of the brake pad in the caliper also works to prevent vibration and noise. Centric Premium Brake Pads have precision cut or shaved backing plates ensuring proper fit in the caliper body.
Centric Premium Brake Pads feature O.E. style chamfers and gas slots. These details further prevent pad vibration and noise. Gas slots in the friction material work to improve heat dissipation and eliminate issues with out gassing.
All Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads come installation ready with O.E. style wear sensors attached.
When performance and dependability are essential professional installers reach for Centric Parts 100 Series brake friction. Centric’s engineering team carefully selects and tests each friction compound to ensure proper stopping performance throughout the lifetime of the brake pad. The world-class R&D team’s analysis of Original Equipment pads identified 20 O.E. friction material formulations utilized in the application-specific 100 Series line of pads. Each 100 Series brake pad is a true OE formulation, manufactured using OE processes and OE materials by OE manufacturers. All Centric Parts friction is designed to meet or exceed exacting standards for O.E. braking performance. Centric 100 Series brake pads feature fine blank or precision blank backing plates with machined abutments for proper caliper fitment. All 100 Series brake pads are manufactured using OE positive mold technology for consistent friction material density throughout the pad, resulting in even wear and performance characteristics throughout the life of the product.
These pads are specifically engineered to perform in pursuit, rescue, and emergency driving conditions. Fleet Performance pads can safely stop vehicles from high speeds and will continue to work at very high temperatures. *Hardware included where applicable.
Centric Fleet Performance brake pads are manufactured using the same positive molding process utilized by Original Equipment suppliers. Positive molding uses extreme pressure to compress the friction material and bond it to the backing plate. This process assures consistent friction material density throughout the pad, resulting in even wear and performance characteristics throughout the life of the brake pad.
Centric Fleet Performance are scorched; this additional process forces any impurities out of the friction material and pre-burnishes the pads to greatly accelerate the break-in process.
Centric Parts Premium Brake Shoes are engineered and tested to provide superior quality and performance. Each Centric Premium Brake Shoe includes all O.E. style pins and levers and is precision ground to provide an exact fit and function. Asbestos-free friction compounds are specially formulated and dyno tested to meet or exceed O.E. specifications. Centric Premium Parking Brake Shoes contain an application specific parking brake-formula with higher friction characteristics.
Hard working vehicles require hard working components. Centric Heavy Duty brake shoes are formulated for superior stopping power and extended service life. Centric friction engineers have developed specialized friction formulas for heavy use while maintaining low noise and dust.
Centric Premium black rotors feature Original Equipment specifications and production processes. These Centric rotors are manufactured to meet QS and ISO Quality System Standards. Centric premium rotors utilize an Electrocoating finish that provides long lasting corrosion protection. E-coating is a superior electro-statically applied finish designed to withstand 400 hours of salt water exposure without rusting. Phosphate finishes utilized by other manufacturers provide only minimal protection from the elements; these finishes are generally only effective for the shipping and storage portion of a rotor’s life. The addition of heat and moisture eliminates the effectiveness of phosphate finishes resulting in immediate corrosion once installed in the vehicle.
Centric Parts also offers 125 Series High Carbon Brake Rotors for certain vehicle applications. High Carbon Rotors feature advanced metallurgy that greatly reduces the possibility of pad squeal especially with higher friction, European style brake pad compounds. Proprietary Molybdenum and Chromium alloys resist cracking in high heat situations and increase friction couple for improved braking power and stopping performance.
Double Disc Ground. Centric premium rotors feature a double disc ground, taper free finish. Double disc grinding ensures parallelism, eliminates run out and provides near perfect disc thickness variation (DTV). Double disc grinding leaves a non-directional finish on the friction surface area for more effective pad-rotor break in. This special finish also provides quieter and smoother stops. The surface Roughness production standard for Centric Premium Brake Rotors: RMS=64.3 or Ra=1.6 micro-meters (63 micro-inches).
Machined Finishes. Centric premium rotors feature 100% fully machined finishes including rotor hats. This extra process provides better rotor balance and creates a cleaner, more finished looking component. In addition, Centric Premium rotors are inspected for balance and mill-corrected to a tolerance of less than 2oz. per inch.
Split Castings. Center-split core castings provide proper heat transfer and thermal efficiency, resulting in superior braking power and safety.
Centric 125 Series High Carbon Alloy Brake Rotors contain an advanced metallurgy that greatly reduces the possibility of pad squeal especially with higher friction, European style brake pad compounds. Proprietary Molybdenum and Chromium alloys resist rotor cracking during high performance use or repeat stop situations. This alloy also increases the friction couple improving brake performance and stopping power. Increased Chromium and Carbon content is also more resistant to oxidation.
Centric parts High Carbon Alloy Brake Rotors feature a double disc ground finish which virtually eliminates run out and any disc thickness variation issues. Double disc grinding also produces a non-directional finish for improved rotor and pad break-in. The surface Roughness production standard for Centric High Carbon Brake Rotors: RMS=64.3 or Ra=1.6 micro-meters (63 micro-inches).
Centric Parts High Carbon Alloy Brake Rotors feature our exclusive black E-Coating on all non-friction surfaces. E-Coating is an advanced electro-statically applied finish that has been engineered to withstand 400 hours of salt spray testing without corroding.
The Centric Parts brake hydraulic program is the most complete and up-to-date in the industry and includes Brake Master and Wheel Cylinders, Brake Hoses, Caliper And Wheel Cylinder Repair Kits And Remanufactured Power Boosters.
Centric Premium brake drums feature Original Equipment specifications and production processes guaranteeing proper fitment and superior performance and quality. Centric premium drums utilize either an Electrocoating finish or O.E. style painted finish for protection from the elements.
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Centric semi-loaded calipers are remanufactured to meet our exacting standards ensuring worry free performance for the life of the caliper. Each Centric caliper is 100% pressure tested and inspected to guarantee proper operation and fitment. Centric semi-loaded calipers include hardware and brackets where applicable.