Brake pads are the component in a vehicles brake system that requires frequent changing. There are generally two brake pads mounted within one brake caliper, which surrounds the brake disk or brake rotor. When a driver steps on the brake pedal, fluid from the master cylinder is sent to the brake caliper, which make the brake pads compress down on the brake rotor and slows or stops your car.
Brake pads come in many different material compositions to suit different vehicles and driving styles. The brake pad types include, but are not limited to, organic brake pads, metallic brake pads, semi-metallic brake pads, and ceramic brake pads. These materials range from soft to hard and they all have their advantages and disadvantages in regards to environmental friendliness, wear, noise, and stopping potential.
Posi Quiet Brake Friction
Cquence offers Posi Quiet brake pads which are manufactured using O.E. (original equipment) processes and materials. These brake pads are formed using a positive mold technology and are scorched, which means they are made to have immediate and effective stopping power right out of the box.
Positive molding is a manufacture process using tremendous pressure and heat to bond loose friction material (in a mold) to the backing plate of the brake pads. This procedure squeezes out any impurities within the friction material and creates a more uniform and dense brake pad. Other aftermarket brake pad manufacturers make the components separately and use extreme heat and pressure to fuse a preformed puck of the friction material onto the backing plate. This means that inconsistencies remain in the end product for other aftermarket brake pad manufacturers whereas they do not with Posi Quiet brake pads.
Scorching is essentially a pre-breaking in process of the brake pads. This is done by heating the friction material in a thermal oven. Thermal scorching yields a more consistent and higher friction level by burning off any impurities of the friction compounds. Scorching basically provides the initial phase of bedding in for the owner and ensures proper bed-in and performance right out of the box.
Other Posi Quiet Materials
Backing Plates—are plates where the friction material is typically glued onto by extreme heat and pressure and are responsible for fitting the brake pad into the caliper. All Posi Quiet brake pads are made with precision cut backing plates which ensures proper fit in the caliper and reduces vibration and noise. Accurate fitment also allows for even pad wear and consistent braking power throughout the lifetime of the brake pad.
Shims—are thin pieces of material, often rubber or metal that sits in between the brake pad and caliper to correct small imperfections or gaps to prevent or further reduce noise. They fill the space that can allow parts to vibrate and create the noise. All Posi Quiet brake pads feature mechanically attached and application specific shims.
Posi Quiet brake pads are offered in semi-metallic, ceramic and extended wear formulations. Click on the types of brake pads we offer for a brief description. If you are unable to determine which brake pads are best for your application, we will be happy to assist you!
We also offer StopTech high performance brake pads! These brake pads have a unique blend of material ideal for street and performance use. Contact us for more information--call us toll free at 1-888-862-2234 M-F, 9am-5pm PST for availability and price quotes!