Technical Information

PAGID RACING FRICTION COMPOUNDS

PAGID Racing compounds have a very high content of non-ferrous (ceramic) materials. The difference to competitor’s metallic compounds is the superior thermal insulation and higher heat resistance combined with low heat conductivity, reducing heat transfer to the caliper (up to a massive 60 °C) preventing boiling of the fluid.

All PAGID Racing compounds are designed to minimize wear of the pad-rotor system, while maintaining optimum bite, brake modulation and pedal feel.

All friction compounds meet or surpass all current ecological standards of the automotive industry.

PAGID RACING STEEL BACKING PLATE DESIGN

PAGID Racing employs dual retention systems, with an adhesive bond and a patented mechanical system. The mechanical system consists of brass studs that are welded directly to the backplate to ensure a positive retention between pad compound and the backplate.

These brass studs are softer than the brake disc (rotor) and wear away as the pad is consumed causing no damage to the disc.

PAGID RACING STEEL BACKING PLATE DESIGN

PAGID RACING RACE PAD FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

New brake pads MUST move freely in the caliper guides. Poor release and increased pad wear can occur with insufficient clearance.

Always use the appropriate pad shape to ensure proper fit. When new pads are installed, ALWAYS ensure that the pedal is pumped up to take up any caliper piston travel prior to driving the vehicle.

Never place hot friction surfaces in contact with the ground to prevent contamination of pad or discs.

BRAKE DISCS (ROTORS)

PAGID Racing brake pads can be used on solid, grooved or cross-drilled discs. If possible, pads should be bedded on discs which were used previously with the same friction material. However, disc friction faces should be free of grooves. If bedding new pads on new discs, focus on disc bedding first. For disc bedding please refer to the disc manufacturers own instructions.

Disc life is improved by allowing the disc to cool to ambient temperature post-bedding.

3 BRAKE DISCS (ROTORS)
BRAKE DISCS (ROTORS)

BEDDING

WHY BEDDING?

To align the pad surface with the brake disc (rotor) surface and ensure full contact.

To transfer a layer of friction material onto the brake disc (rotor) faces to achieve maximum performance.

To burn out the volatile elements in the friction compound in order to have the initial (green) fade occur during bedding and not during the race.

If pads are not bedded properly according to the above mentioned sequence, the brake system will not achieve its maximum friction performance, wear behavior and pedal feel. Improper bedding can also lead to judder and vibration.
Unlike discs, pads do not require cooling down post-bedding for optimal performance/longevity.

BEDDING IN SERVICE – USAGE OF PRE BEDDED PARTS

GET THE MAXIMUM OUT OF YOUR BRAKE WITH A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME WHILE SAVING BARE MONEY – GET PRE-BEDDED PARTS!

BEDDING IN SERVICE

Our racing brake pads are also available pre-bedded
“ready to race”. Please ask your local dealer for our brake pads pre-bedded.

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Using pre bedded parts is always recommended, as they are run in a computer-controlled environment and can therefore deliver perfect performance for a very reasonable cost. Keep in mind every km driving a race car is expensive!

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