Friction Friday: DFC 5000 Pads – Always The Perfect OE Formulation

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DFC 5000 Advanced Brake Pads

With the Dynamic Friction Company, you can have a brake pad that looks identical to any competitor–but is entirely different. The video shows two pads that look exactly alike, yet have hidden differences that make them superior in terms of performance. At DFC, we know that although they have the same shapes, their characteristics are completely different – greatly surpassing those of competitors’ products for cars like the BMW X3 SUV, Z4 coupe or turbocharged 330ci Coupe and other applications. Even with the same backing plate number, friction code number and shape, each pad is designed to best suit your vehicle.


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Best of DFC 2022 – Visit Us At AAPEX 2022

AAPEX 2022 Booth #A3479

Stop by our booth and talk with us. Dino Crescentini and Daniel Biezonsky are looking forward to meeting with all of you. Check out our video of all the amazing content we’ve shared so far in 2022, and look out for all the new exciting plans we have for 2023!

Did you miss our Friction Friday Videos? We got you covered, here’s a playlist below!


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Friction Friday: The Creation of the DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pad

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DFC ULTIMATE DUTY PERFORMANCE BRAKE PAD

This product offering is the culmination of 5 years of development, testing and perfecting the friction formulation for trucks towing heavy loads. Designed for the Ultimate Trucks and SUVs with larger wheels or tires, and modified suspension. DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in any condition. These pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy duty operation, frequent stopping, off-roading, or towing. In addition, these brake pads also have very good rotor wear.


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Friction Friday: Euro 5000 Ceramic Brake Pads

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DFC Euro 5000 Ceramic Brake Pads

DFC’s 5000 Advanced Brake Pads are a direct OEM replacement for many European applications, but we noticed an opportunity to improve upon the OEM design. The issue with European applications is that the OEM brake pads tend to leave the wheels incredibly dusty. However, DFC’s innovative design helps to reduce the amount of brake dust that is produced, keeping your wheels looking clean and new. That’s why we created the DFC Euro 5000 Ceramic Brake Pads, your go to option for European applications.


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FMSI Honors DFC for a 6th Consecutive Year!

For the 6th consecutive year, DFC (Dynamic Friction Company) has been honored by FMSI (Friction Materials and Standards Institute) with the 2022 award for New Assignments and Applications.

DFC is proud of its contribution to the brake industry and honored by the recognition. We have been recognized in the following categories:

  • New Vehicle Applications: 67
  • New Disc Steel: 35
  • New Disc Friction: 35
  • New Relationships: 4
  • Total: 141
  • Carry Overs: 43

We look forward to serving the automotive industry by continuing to provide new vehicle friction applications.

DFC continues to demonstrate unwavering commitment to providing the aftermarket with high quality brake components. This year’s FMSI award is an affirmation of the competitive advantage we offer our customers. We provide unrivaled quality and are consistently bringing first-to-market brake components to the automotive community.”

– Jesus “Chuy” Villalobos, R & D Manager

Founded in 1948 as a trade organization, FMSI has a 70 year tradition of providing the automotive aftermarket industry with the most recognized standardization of original equipment part numbers, universally used by brake component manufacturers and suppliers. 

FMSI works closely with manufacturers around the globe to bring the aftermarket the most reliable and current brake part number data for every sector of the distribution and installer network. It relies heavily on progressive and innovative manufacturers like DFC in order to achieve that goal.


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Friction Friday: Specialty Brake Pad Lines For Trucks

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DFC 5000 Advanced

Today, vehicles are increasingly more sophisticated. These vehicles demand the absolute highest quality and performance from their individual components, driven by the move towards autonomous mobility. With this change, the individual components in all the systems need to interact with one another, each depending on very specific parameters designed into each part. The DFC 5000 Advanced brake pads are a direct OEM replacement that ensures that brake pedal feel when you drove the vehicle off the lot!

DFC Heavy Duty

Designed for heavier vehicles with larger brake systems, DFC Heavy‐Duty Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in harsh conditions. DFC Heavy‐Duty brake pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy duty operation, frequent stopping, or towing. They are the ideal choice and solution for work trucks or fleet vehicles.

Ultimate Duty Performance

DFC ULTIMATE DUTY PERFORMANCE

Be ready for anything and anywhere. Designed for the Ultimate Trucks and SUVs with larger wheels or tires, and modified suspension. DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in any condition. These pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy duty operation, frequent stopping, off-roading, or towing.


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Friction Friday: 60 to ZERO

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DFC ULTIMATE DUTY PERFORMANCE

We put the DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Pads up against the OEM Pads in 10 panic stops from 60 to zero. We were looking for a couple important indicators: stopping distance and brake fade. As you can see from the video, the Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pads out performed OEM in both stopping distance and brake fade resistance.

Be ready for anything and anywhere. Designed for the Ultimate Trucks and SUVs with larger wheels or tires, and modified suspension. DFC Ultimate Duty Performance Brake Pads deliver exceptional braking performance in any condition. These pads are exclusively engineered and formulated to withstand extreme heat, heavy duty operation, frequent stopping, off-roading, or towing.


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Friction Friday: Dino Tests DFC Brake Pads on a 1973 Alfa Romeo GTA

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Dino Crescentini puts our DFC 5000 Advanced brake pads to the test on this ultra rare Alfa Romeo.

In 1973 the Alfa Romeo GTA was a break through performance vehicle for its time, and came with high performance brake pads. What’s unique to DFC, is that we take the same high quality performance formulations of the OEM and are able to provide the same performance to the braking system as you’d experience in the summer of 1973 driving down the Italian Riviera! 

DFC has applied it’s years of experience in the OE and Aftermarket industry to develop a line of brake pads that meet or exceed the expectations of even the most demanding drivers. From our entry level formulations, to our top end track ready compounds, we have a brake pad for every application.

When it comes to safety and performance, there is no substitute for quality. That’s why at DFC, we only use the highest quality materials and processes in our brake pads.


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Friction Friday: “Satisfying Clips”

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DFC Presents: Satisfying Clips

You may have come across this at some point: “the hardware doesn’t fit.”

This common hardware issue can often lead to comebacks. Sometimes the hardware falls out of the caliper or, if the clips don’t fit properly, can also cause rattling in the braking system. You have customers waiting, so you definitely don’t want to waste more of your time filing or grinding the hardware to make it fit. 

Click on the video above to see how DFC solves these common hardware issues for you, allowing you to get back to your customers and avoid comebacks.

DFC Awarded the APA 2022 New Supplier Award

DFC 2022 New Supplier Award

Dynamic Friction Company has been awarded the Automotive Parts Association (APA) 2022 New Supplier Award

To be considered for the Award, you must demonstrate consistently high order fill rates and supply timely, updated catalogs — including new numbers, field support, and ease of returns and credits. We are humbled and honored by the distinction, while mindful of the ever growing challenges. We look forward to facing these challenges and continuing to grow and serve our partners, including the APA. 

About APA

Celebrating its 49th year of service in the automotive aftermarket industry, Automotive Parts Associates is one of the oldest program distribution groups in operation as a member-owned not-for-profit cooperative with approximately 60 independent Warehouse Distributor shareholders in North America.


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