When it comes to brakes, you need think of a complete system consisting of components working together to stop your vehicle. As brake systems evolved from 4 wheel drum systems to rear drum/front disc combinations, the design of the various components making up the system changed in order to keep pace with the new technology. One of the best examples of this is illustrated by the changes in master cylinder design.
Whether you are replacing worn pads or considering upgraded performance brake pads for your new disc brake conversion kit, finding the perfect fit for your classic car boils down to how you drive. Hitting the brakes creates friction (and heat) which stops your car—but for optimum performance, we need to keep heat levels within an optimum specified range for best performance. Today’s brake pad manufacturers offer a number of different options tailored to match the heat levels generated by your brakes and driving patterns.