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Performance Friction - Carbon Metallic Racing Brake Pads - Race Calipers/Big Brake Kits
Performance Friction Carbon Metallic Racing Brake Pads - Race Calipers/Big Brake Kits

Price: $179.99

Part Number: 0012

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Performance Friction race pads win more championships per year than any other pad brand on the market, but no one wants to let that secret out! Now these winning pads used by teams from BMWs to Daytona Prototypes to NASCAR Cup Cars, including the BimmerWorld Racing Team, are easily available for your BMW race or trackday car.

PFC Philosophy
It is the mission of Performance Friction and all of their employees to provide the correct pad compound for each application that they make. Instead of using the “shotgun” method of pad development, wherein every pad is made in every compound, PFC builds the correct pad to suit the venue it is designed for. This is the reason that in many applications, there are only one or two pad options. These options are what PFC recommends for those applications, and are arrived at only after very careful consideration and evaluation. Below you will find a description of the currently available PFC Race Pad Compounds.

Current Production Performance Friction Race Compounds

06 Compound

This compound represents the cutting edge of brake pad technology. Extremely long life, but with torque similar to 01, this pad will be the leading choice for endurance racing and a track day pad. In our 2008 win at the 13 Hour at VIR (stock BMW calipers), we used approximately 40% of the front pad and 25% of the rear - that is incredible wear for a capable, full-race pad.

97 Compound
This compound has been a favorite of sportscar endurance racing since its debut, and has the lowest wear of any PFC Compound. 97 Compound has won races in CART, ALMS, World Challenge, Grand Am, and ASA, and Club Racing, and is a preferred pad for touring car and rally. 97 Compound has less initial bite and average torque than 01. It has great modulation, a very flat torque curve, and enhanced release characteristics. 97 is considered PFC’s “Endurance Compound” and is also highly recommended as a general-purpose pad for Club Racing and Track Day events.

03 and 05 Compounds
Available only for selected race calipers. These compounds add progressively more torque, typically for heavier cars, cars with more down force, and/or full race slicks.

08 Compound
08 compound is one of PFC newest and have gained immediate favor in Endurance Sportscar, and GT racing due to its performance in applications where smooth initial bite is a must. 08 have a slight friction rise with temperature, excellent release and modulation characteristics, and very low abraded disc wear. In addition to its considerable performance, 08 wears the longest of all PFC pads and easily matches wear of the other competitors with much higher bite.

11 Compound - NEW!
11 Compound is a new generation sprint and medium distance friction - the ultimate in control, with superior disc conditioning. 11 compounds were developed from the 01 compound with improved bite, modulation, and release characteristics. It is ultra smooth and developed to reduce wheel locking at the end of a stop. Brake with confidence brake with ultimate control and modulation. For many applications, 11 will replace the venerable 01 compound.


Pad Number

PFC Z-31 (4-piston, 4-pad Monobloc) - E46 M3


PFC Z-31 (4-piston, 4-pad Monobloc) - E9X

Front-7861 / Rear-7863

PFC ZR-33/Z-45 Caliper (4-piston, 2-piece)


PFC ZR-54 (4-piston, 2-piece, GRAND-AM) - Race


PFC Z-29 (2-piston w/ flat piston caps)


PFC Z-34 (4-piston, 2-pad Monobloc) - E46 M3


PFC ZR-28/ZR-39 (4-piston, 4-pad Monobloc) - Race


PFC ZR-24 (2-piston, 2-pad Monobloc) - Race


StopTech ST-60 6-Piston Caliper


StopTech ST-40 4-Piston Caliper


StopTech ST-22 2-Piston Caliper


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