Performance vehicles demand high performance brake pads. Fortunately, FDP’s quest for superior pad compounds and designs is ongoing and aimed at addressing challenges for three performance vehicle applications:
Towing vehicles – Braking applications in towing trucks require a great deal of force and generate a lot of friction, but do so sporadically. Think sudden, unexpected stops, or extended, sharp downhill descents. FDP brake pads can endure the toughest towing forces to significantly outlast other pads.
Racing vehicles – Braking in racing generates short periods of extremely intense heat. And seasonal temperature swings matter – a track with ambient temperatures low enough to keep the brake pads cool in March may be hot enough to fry them in July. FDP compounds for racing applications can handle the highest temperature spikes.
Fleet vehicles – Police squad cars, ambulances, fire trucks and other heavy-duty fleet vehicles are often exposed to both towing and racing demands. Periods of spirited driving, with high speeds and sudden stops can combine with very heavy loads. FDP solutions can meet these mixed requirements, plus the made-in the-USA provisos that govern many municipal fleets.