Here’s something to think about: there’s more to brake pads than stopping power alone. They’ve also got to work with your driving style, the loads your vehicle imposes, and the conditions you drive in.
If you’re towing, taking your 4×4 off-road, or enjoying the lift and bigger wheels you’ve given your daily driver, regular pads may not deliver the predictable braking you expect. In that case our new R1 Performance Off-Road/Tow Series pads are for you.
Formulated for Demanding Applications
Regular brake pads are formulated for regular vehicles and conditions: a sedan commuting on the highway, doing the school run in an SUV. This kind of use doesn’t tax the pads at all. Towing, off-roading, or handling the increased mass of bigger wheels and tires? That’s something else.
The number one challenge in applications like these is heat. Trouble is, pads shouldn’t only stop you when they’re up to temperature. They need to do it from cold too. And in the wet. And when you’re up to your axles in sand or mud.
Our new Performance Off-Road/Tow Series pads are formulated to do just that. Our unique combination of materials delivers excellent cold braking performance, so you can rely on them on the trail. Plus, they have outstanding fade-resistance and always provide a firm pedal feel. That matters a whole lot when you’re towing: no one wants a spongy pedal on a long downhill grade, especially when you’re pulling a trailer!
What about the truck you drive every day? You may never tow, but if it’s lifted and riding on bigger rims it’s going to give your brakes a workout. In fact this could put the pads through the widest possible temperature range, from freezing cold to the heat of a high-speed stop. Regular brake pads weren’t developed for this kind of use, but our Performance Off-Road/Tow Series were.
The Stopping Power You Need
Once the wheel is locked or the ABS is pulsing braking distance is down to friction between tire and road or trail. These new pads get you to that point quickly, and they’ll do it reliably, whatever the conditions and loads.
If you want the ultimate in braking, buy motorsports pads. They’ll haul you down from ludicrous speeds faster than you’d ever think possible. Trouble is though, (a) you’ve got get them up to temperature first, and (b) you won’t get too many stops out of them.
Our Performance Off-Road/Tow Series pads aren’t for ludicrous speeds, they’re for the daily driver that gives the brakes a workout. Hence the wide temperature range and firm, consistent pedal feel. And almost as important, for your pocketbook anyway, they’ll deliver good life and won’t eat away the rotors.
It’s About Trade-Offs
Brake pads are complicated and different use cases demand different behaviors from them. If you need consistent braking performance over a wide range of temperatures and conditions, give our new Performance Off-Road/Tow Series pads a go. You won’t be disappointed!