Brake Pad Compound Types
TBM Brake Pad Compounds
With rare exceptions, a brake pad with a linear coefficient of Friction (CoF) is better. A “linear” pad keeps the brake bias balanced front to rear regardless of temperature variation. Most TBM pads feature advanced “linear” compounds in a variety of pad shapes to fit both TBM and competitive calipers. For more on brake pad selection, click here.
TBM #1 (STANDARD DRAG RACE KIT PAD, REFER TO CHART BELOW)
Maximum temperature 500°F, .60 CoF.
Designed for rapid yet smooth application.
Typical Use: Drag Racing
Maximum temperature 900°F, .51 CoF.
Excellent cold bite and stable friction rate on low traction surfaces.
Typical Use: Dirt Track
Maximum temperature 1200°F, .48 CoF.
Smooth, linear “feel” on high traction surfaces. Improved stability and control in vehicles with high rear brake torque. Industry leading rotor wear rate.
Typical Use: Off-Road, Dirt Track, Aluminum Rotors
Maximum temperature 1300°F, .50 CoF.
Endurance compound for long-duration, high temperature motorsports. Stable, consistent friction with outstanding wear rate.
Typical Use: Off-Road, Endurance Asphalt, Road Racing
Maximum temperature 1100°F, .65 CoF.
Endurance compound with extremely high friction characteristics that offers the maximum initial bite. High CoF will create high rotor temps and increased wear rates. Rotors must be capable of high heat dissipation to keep temperatures within range.
Typical Use: Off-Road, Road Racing, Asphalt
TBM #82 (STANDARD STREET REPLACEMENT FOR DRAG KIT #85 OR #1 PAD)
Maximum temperature 500°F, .44 CoF.
Very-low dust, noiseless, ceramic brake pads for street cars under normal driving conditions.
Typical Use: Performance Street
Maximum temperature 1400°F, .56 CoF.
High initial bite with rising friction as temperature increases. Excellent high temperature wear rate. Moderate rotor wear.
Typical Use: Asphalt Oval, Road Racing, Monster Truck, Dirt Track
TBM #85 (STANDARD DRAG RACE KIT PAD, REFER TO CHART BELOW)
Maximum temperature 1500°F, .58 CoF.
Extremely high initial bite with high, stable friction across temperature range. Improved pad and rotor wear rate over #84, the most rotor friendly “high-torque” brake pad.
Typical Use: Asphalt Oval, Road Racing, Drag Racing
Maximum temperature 1500°F, .60 CoF.
Advanced compound for use in extraordinary circumstances, available in limited pad shapes. Please call for consultation and availability.
Typical Use: Call
Maximum temperature 500°F, .42 CoF.
High-performance semi-metallic brake pads for street use.
Typical Use: Performance Street, Truck, Fleet