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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.
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Anti-lock Braking System
ABS
Only 20 years ago, ABS was finally making inroads into most mainstream vehicles. This has been an important development into increasing the safety capability. Along with this development, friction material selection became ever more important due to pre-set vehicle computer systems managing the braking performance of the car using the given parameters of vehicle weight, brake rotor dimensions, caliper force output, tire selection, suspension setting, among several others. The only way to fine-tune the overall braking balance is with, you guessed it, the friction material.
AUTOMATED BRAKING SYSTEMS
Now, more and more automakers have been installing automated braking systems, a move toward the autonomous vehicle. These systems sense impending collisions and actually take control from the driver and stop the vehicle by itself. The performance demands on braking components have now gone up exponentially. Even in the best circumstances with ABS brakes, a human takes about 2.0 seconds to react to a braking event. Automated braking systems can react in as little as 0.3 seconds! Working in concert with the sensing systems, the braking system is expected to come to a complete stop within a preset distance.
Selected Friction Materials designed to meet the demands of modern vehicles with ABS and Automated Braking Systems
Dynamic Friction Company (DFC) is the first to act upon these new demands by not only reviewing the original equipment brake systems by platform, but specific vehicles within the platform. It is often the case that with specific vehicle tuning, such as a change in wheel and tire size, that the friction material is also changed to compensate for the increased (or decreased) traction capability without changing any of the other parameters in the braking system. We at DFC have taken all of this into account and provide the market with the appropriate friction for each axle of each and every vehicle. This ongoing process requires intense work. Our research team is involved with OEM friction suppliers in 4 continents to provide the market with specifically formulated friction products that meet exacting requirements, whether it be for a family sedan, performance car, or light truck originating from anywhere in the world.
DFC PREMIUM RUBBER-STEEL-RUBBER SHIMS
Lastly, the pads are assembled with DFC Premium Rubber-Steel-Rubber shims for improved NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) characteristics.

DFC Premium
Rubber-Steel-Rubber Shims

ADVANCED APPLICATION SPECIFIC /
ABS TUNED FORMULATION
  • Specifically formulated for each axle on every vehicle (family sedan, sport compact, or light duty truck) to maintain balanced braking, critical for vehicles with ABS and automated braking
  • Carefully selected Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”) formulations across 4 different continents
  • Provides correct friction performance, resulting in the safest possible braking
  • Rotor-friendly with proven longer rotor and pad life
  • Designed to deliver a consistent pedal feel and superb brake response
  • 100% Asbestos Free Formulation
OEM TECHNOLOGY WITH NOISE REDUCTION
& PERFORMANCE FEATURES
  • Chamfered and Slotted (where applicable) to reduce noise when braking
  • Scorched to remove uncured bonding agents, minimizing the need for
    initial break-in period and increasing stopping power from the initial stop
  • Positive mold to promote consistent friction material density
Chamfered
Slotted
Scorched
Positive Mold
DFC 5000 ADVANCED FORMULATION BRAKE PADS
DFC 5000-Most Front (Ceramic)
DFC 5000-Some Front (Hybrid)
DFC 5000-Some Front (Hybrid)
DFC 5000-Some Rear (Hybrid)
DFC 5000-Some Front (Ceramic)
DFC 5000-Some Rear (Ceramic)