DFC’s 5000 Brake Kit

At DFC, we’ve simplified the confusing process of finding the right parts by developing a brake kit program designed to fit your customer’s needs.

Now you won’t lose time searching out all the necessary components, and you’ll effectively restore your vehicle’s braking system performance.

DFC offers the widest range of brake options available so you can perform the perfect brake job, regardless of budget or specifications.

What do we typically recommend? The DFC 5000 Brake Kit.

DFC 5000 Brake Kit

The DFC 5000 Brake Kit includes:

DFC 5000 ADVANCED Brake Pads – Specially formulated for each axle
on every vehicle to maintain balanced baking, critical for vehicles with ABS and automated braking.

DFC 5000 Advanced Pads

GEOSPEC Rotors – they offer original vane patterns and are machined to exact specifications. They also offer corrosion resistance and look great through open-spoke wheels.

DFC GeoSpec Brake Rotors

Some of our customers choose to go with the DFC 5000+ Brake Kit, which includes everything in the DFC 5000 Brake Kit plus our Hardware Kit, which is made of stainless steel and withstands corrosion.

DFC Hardware Kit

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“Born Into a Family of Auto Mechanics” – The Dino Crescentini Story

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It often happens that the greatest stories are born from taking a wrong turn.  

It was the Summer of 1972. Italy clothed itself in cheer and festivity ahead of a monthlong holiday. All roads seemingly lead to celebration. Meanwhile, the Crescentini family, having veered about a mile off the highway, chanced upon a factory moments before closing. 

“How come there’s been a 6 month back order for this one filter (an Alfa Romeo rear filter)?”

When it was revealed that the bureaucracy of Alfa Romeo couldn’t decide what to do with their parts, sparks flew and an idea was born.

“I was born into a family of auto mechanics,” said Dino Crescentini, DFC Co-founder, whose father and grandfather nurtured his passion for cars and mechanics. 

Dino relates that as a young man, the “only way” to hang out with his father was “to go to the shop.” His father was affiliated with many race car drivers from the 70’s, including the famed Ken Miles. 

Surrounded by cars, professional drivers and a family passion, Dino’s fire grew…igniting the engine of curiosity, innovation and engineering. 

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Dino’s father working at the shop – 1970’s.
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Dino creates his first catalog.
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Dino’s father with race driver Ken Miles. 
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Ken Miles, legendary race driver, working on a brake job.

Few people have done more for the aftermarket brake sector than Dino Crescentini, the Godfather of Brakes

Having been inducted to the Auto International Association (AIA) Hall of Fame in 2009, Dino was honored with the “Legends of Industry” award from the Friction Materials & Standards Institute (FMSI) in 2018. 

“I am among the few,” comments Dino, “who are fortunate enough to do what they love while getting the opportunity to work with others who have the same curiosity for parts and passion for the industry.”

In this original documentary, we bring you Dino’s story–one that began with a wrong turn and ended turning a whole industry on its head.  

Today…Dino’s vision lives on through DFC. “We continue on our mission,” he says, “and success manifests itself for ourselves and our customers.”

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Like father, like son.
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Still after the perfect brake job…
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Putting the finishing touches…
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Dino Crescentini, the “Godfather of Brakes.”

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Why is DFC selling so many brakes for electric vehicles?

Welcome to “Questions with Dino,” a new series where DFC Co-founder Dino Crescentini answers common customer questions.

Today’s question: Why is DFC selling so many brake products for electric vehicles when those vehicles have regenerative braking?

Regenerative braking, found in both hybrid and electric vehicles, provides longer lasting brakes compared to gas-powered vehicles because there is far less braking during normal use. 

So why are so many brake products sold for hybrid and electric vehicles, when their brakes should last far longer?

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To answer this, Dino considers the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Yaris. 

Both vehicles have the same fundamental chassis. However, the electric Prius may wear out its brakes faster than the Yaris, even with the aid of regenerative braking!

Why? Because electric vehicles like the Prius carry an extra thousand pounds of weight from their battery. Yes, regenerative braking lasts longer by itself…but because hybrid and electric vehicles are heavier, brakes may wear out sooner than anticipated. 

P.S. Did you know?

DFC’s Carbon Alloy Rotors are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads. 
DFC’s 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are a direct replacement part for electric vehicles like the Tesla Model 3. They can also be paired with DFC Carbon Alloy Rotors

FMSI Honors DFC for a 5th Consecutive Year!

For a 5th consecutive year, DFC (Dynamic Friction Company) has been honored by FMSI (Friction Materials and Standards Institute) with the 2021 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: 113
  • New Disc Steel: 39
  • New Disc Friction: 37
  • New Relationships: 17
  • Total: 206
  • Carry Overs: 54

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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Testimonial Tuesday: “Almost perfect right out the gate”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re catching up with Bryan from Ken’s Auto Center in San Diego, CA. 

Having received zero negative feedback, Bryan describes DFC brake pads as “almost perfect right out the gate.” Click the video below to watch his testimonial.

“Typically,” Bryan says, “your OEM pads are soft and they create a lot of dust. We notice with the DFC brake pads the dusting is significantly less…50% I would say.” 

Not only is there less dusting from our brake pads, they also have a short break-in period and are a proper fitment. 

“Having a brake pad that fits into that factory hardware with ease and at the same time remains solid in the clip and doesn’t move a lot,” shares Bryan, “is exactly what we like.”

DFC’s mission is to deliver quality and innovation by manufacturing OE quality brake products for all foreign and domestic vehicles.


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Testimonial Tuesday: “As close to an OEM as possible”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re talking DFC with Bryan from Ken’s Auto Center in San Diego, CA. 

“It’s really important that we get as close to an OEM as we absolutely, possibly can,” says Bryan. He explains that both the material and craftsmanship of DFC is “top notch.”

Click the video below to watch the testimonial.

Pricing is one of the pain points of customers everywhere.

As Bryan mentions, there is variation between a full factory fit and an economy-style rotor. To save money, customers sometimes prefer one over the other. That said, he considers DFC an excellent choice for either need. 

As part of their commitment to serving the military and its veterans, Ken’s Auto Center plans to create a program that offers veterans a free set of DFC Brake Pads with every brake job. We wish this new program great success in braking boundaries!


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Testimonial Tuesday: “No complaints! No comebacks!”

Testimonial Tuesday is back!

Today we’re talking pads with Ray and Wayne from Top Shelf Auto in Riviera Beach, FL. 

Having used a lot of different pads over the years, Ray and Wayne were not 100% satisfied. For the last 9 months, however, they have been using DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads and are thrilled to have received “no complaints, no comebacks.”

Click the video below to watch the rest of their testimonial.

Designed for optimal OE performance and stopping power, DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads include the following features.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads are formulated for each individual axle, with friction materials designed to meet the increasing demands of modern vehicles with ABS.


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Testimonial Tuesday: “The Go To Pad 100% of the Time”

Testimonial Tuesday is back and today we’re talking pads with Chris from Master Techs Automotive in West Palm Beach, FL.

Chris considers the DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads his “go to pad 100% of the time.” Click the video below to hear the rest of Chris’ testimonial.

It’s not surprising to see the DFC 5000 ADVANCED pads get this kind of praise. 

These pads were designed for optimal performance and stopping power, including benefits like:

Impressive braking performance
Low dust
• Low noise
Excellent OE fitment

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Testimonial Tuesday: “This brake pad will avoid the comebacks”

Testimonial Tuesday is back and today we’re talking pads with Willie from AMTMOTORS in Los Angeles, CA.

Comebacks are great in sports, but not when it comes to brake pads.

So when a customer came back 2 weeks after a brake installation, Willie was concerned, “Ugh…here we go.”

Willie’s concerns were soon dispelled when the customer raved about his new pads…revealing he was there for service on a second vehicle.

From that moment on, when it comes to foreign cars like BMW, Mercedes, Mini or Jaguar, Willie trusts DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads to get the job doneHis key takeaways include: 

• “This brake pad will avoid the comebacks”
A great price point
Low dust
• Low noise

DFC 5000 EURO Pads

If you’ve got a luxurious European car with stock pads that make noise at low speed and dirty your wheels with brake dust, consider upgrading to DFC 5000 EURO Ceramic Brake Pads.

DFC currently offers 750 SKUs with coverage for 2300 European applications.


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Testimonial Tuesday: Brian from BC MotorWorx installs DFC pads on a 2013 Ford Raptor

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It’s Testimonial Tuesday and today we’re talking shop with Brian from BC MotorWorx in West Covina, CA.

To give it extra bite, Brian is installing DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads on a 2013 Ford Raptor. How do these pads perform? According to Brian, they provide: 

  • Impressive braking performance
  • Low dust
  • Low noise
  • Excellent OE fitment

Click the video below to get the rest of Brian’s testimonial.

The 5000 ADVANCED pads also perform well in other important areas. The graph below highlights performance across 12 important metrics, ranging from low noise and cleanliness, to pad and rotor life. 

Check it out below.

DFC 5000 ADVANCED brake pads include friction materials designed to meet the increasing demands of modern vehicles with ABS. 

This entire process requires dedicated work. Our research team partners with OEM friction suppliers in 4 continents to provide specially formulated products that meet exact requirements, whether for a family sedan, performance car, or truck.

DFC has taken all of this (and much more) into account and provides the appropriate friction for each axle of each and every vehicle.


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