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Wilwood Compounds

 

A

Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Low to X-High
X-High
X-High
X-Low 

- Immediate cold response with highest friction values at all temperatures.
- Severe duty use on oval tracks and road courses or other applications that require immediate high response at low temperatures.
- Long wear rate for severe duty, sustained high temperature braking.
- Compatible with all iron, steel, and titanium rotors.

 

B

Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Medium to X-High
Medium-High
High
Low

- Baseline pad for asphalt late models, modifieds, and sprints.
- Severe duty, high temperature dirt track applications.
- Intermediate duty road racing, autocross, and rally.
- Easily bedded without abrasion on new iron or steel rotors.
- Compatible with all iron, steel, and titanium rotors.
 

C

 Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Medium to X-High
Medium
Medium-High
X-Low

- Gradual rise from meduim to meduim-high torque as temperatures increase.
- Long wear and high temperature fade resistance.
- Turning pad for reduced response in medium to high temperature ranges.
- Reduced friction alternative to B.
- Compatible with all iron, steel, and titanium rotors.
 

E

 Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Low to Med-High
Medium-High
Medium-High
Medium 

- Very consistent positive driver's feel over full temperature range.
- Baseline material for all dirt tracj application including super late models, modifieds, and rear inboard sprints using vented iron rotors.
- Standard equipment in all steel rotor drag race brake kits.
- Dual purpose street and track rally, auto-cross, and track day events.
 

Q

Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Low to Medium
Medium
Medium
Low 

- Disc brake conversions on street rods, muscle cars, custom show cars and all moderate performance applications where low noise and dust are important.
- Best compound for specialised application aluminium rotors, and compatible with all vented iron rotors.
 

BP-30

Heat Range:
Cold Torque:
Hot Torque:
Wear Rate:

Medium to X-High
Meduim-High
High
Low
- Baseline pad for asphalt late models, modifieds, and sprints.
- Severe duty, high temperature dirt track applications.
- Intermediate duty road racing, autocross, and rally.
- Easily bedded without abrasion on new iron or steel rotors.
- Compatible with all iron, steel, and titanium rotors.

 

 

Brake Pad Bedding:
The bedding process is the final "heat cure" for the pads. This final bedding cure differs from an oven heat cure in such that the oven heat cure does not include the pressure, torque, and elevated surface temperatures that are necessary to properly condition the pad for service. As it is with the rotors, new pads must be gradually brought up to temperature and then slowly cooled. If the pads are put into hard service right from the start, damage from fractures or accelerated deterioration due to extreme temperature variations between the surface and the body of the pad can occur. Overall poor performance with the potential for rotor damage are often the results.

Bedding Steps: 
Once the brake system has been tested and determined safe to operate the vehicle, follow these steps for bedding of all pad materials and rotors.

1. Begin with a series of 8-10 light stops from approximately 30 MPH down to 15 MPH allowing 20-30 seconds for cooling between each stop.
2. Progress to series of 8-10 moderate stops from around 45 MPH down to 30 MPH allowing the 20-30 second cool down period between each stop.
3. Proceed with a series of 8-10 hard stops from 55-65 MPH down to 25 MPH allowing 20-30 seconds of cool down time between each stop.
4. Drive at a moderate cruising speed, with the least amount of brake contact possible, until most of the heat has dissipated from the brakes. Avoid sitting stopped with the brake pedal depressed to hold the car in place during this time. Park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool to ambient air temperature.
(source www.wilwood.com)

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