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Premium Semi-Metallic
Formulation - consistent
performance in any condition.

Recommended Vehicles:
Passenger Vehicles and Light Duty Trucks
Recommended Use: Daily Use
Material: Semi-Metallic

Benefits of Semi-Metallic Formulation

Our R1 Concepts Semi-Metallic Series brake pads are specifically designed for colder climates and provide one of the best entry-level brake pads for most vehicles. Semi-metallic brake pads are comprised primarily of resin and 30 to 65 percent metal, creating a strong, secure amalgam that will stand the test of time. In the past, many of these semi-metallic brake pads were comprised of asbestos. Naturally, this could be very dangerous to environmental health. Our Semi-Metallic brake pads are completely asbestos free, making them both safe as well as long-lasting. The resin and metal composition of these brake pads make them ideal for high wear situations - and the cost just can't be beat.

Semi-Metallic vs Ceramic

Semi-Metallic brake pads are generally recommended for areas that have cold climates, such as European areas or areas to the north. These brake pads are less likely to be affected by the cold and are generally faster to brake than ceramic brakes. This can make them perfect for heavy vehicles, european vehicles, and industrial applications or equipment. Ceramic brakes tend to brake a bit slower but tend to ease into the brake more. Metallic brake pads are often favored by those who like to maintain complete control of their vehicles or who like to drive more aggressively.

Compared to ceramic brakes,Semi-Metallic brake pads may produce more dust and be a little louder. However, the semi-metallic brake pads will still be extremely durable and will provide a very inexpensive and reliable alternative. In general, semi-metallic brakes tend to be less expensive than ceramic brakes and are still suited to a very wide range of applications.
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    Rubber Coated Steel Shim
    • - Improved NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) characteristics.
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    • - A thermal barrier which minimizes the heat transfer from the pad into the caliper, reducing the possibility of fluid boil.
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    Chamfered (where applicable)
    • - Improves brake pad engagement. Reduces noise when braking.
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    Positive Mold
    • - Promotes consistent friction material density. Same technology as Original Equipment Manufacturer.
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    Slotted (where applicable)
    • - Adds friction flexibility to relieve stress and prevents cracking. Helps remove friction debris. Reduces noise when braking.
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    Premium Semi-Metallic Formulation
    • - Long pad life
    • - Low Noise
    • - Rotor friendly
    • - Stable friction performance across a wide temperature range
    • - 100% Copper & Asbestos free formulation
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    • - Promotes a more complete bed-in which accelerates the break-in process and increases the effective stopping power from the first stop.
100% Copper Free
R1 Concepts Semi-Metallic Series Brake Pads are environmentally friendly and adhere to the low copper requirements under California and Washington restrictions for 2021/2025.
  • Pad Life
  • Brake Noise
  • Brake Dust
  • Operating Friction Level
  • Rotor Life
  • R1 Concept
  • Recommended Vehicles
  • Recommended Use
  • Material
  • Rubber Steel
    Rubber Shim
  • Underlayer
  • Positive Mold
  • Scorched
  • Slotted and Chamfered
    (Where Applicable)
  • Hooked Backing
    Plate Technology
  • Leaf Mark
  • Bar graph
  • Ceramic Series
  • Passenger
    Vehicles and Light
    Duty Trucks
  • Daily Use
  • Ceramic
  • Semi Metalic
  • Passenger
    Vehicles and Light
    Duty Trucks
  • Daily Use
  • Ceramic
  • Optimum Oep
  • All Vehicles
  • Daily Use
  • Original Equipment
  • Graph varies
    to vehicle
  • Super Heavy Duty
  • Heavy Vehicles:
    Trucks, SUVs
  • Daily Use,
    and Off-Roading
  • Semi-Metallic
  • Performance Sport Series
  • All Vehicles
  • Street Performance,
    Weekend Track
    and Off-Road
  • High Friction

Set it up with our other products.

Complete your brake install with these products. If your vehicle has a brake warning system, be sure to replace your brake sensors if brake warning light appears. Change your brake pads when replacing brake rotors for best performance and longevity. It's always good to replace your brake fluid every few years (please follow your vehicle's owners manual).
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