RB Brake Pad Selection Guide
RB Performance Street Compounds
The RB Performance Street Compounds provide excellent modulation, consistent friction and torque output, and can be run from ambient temperature, even during cold winter mornings.
ET500: Performance Street - Low dust and little to no squeaking.
ET700-900: Advanced Street - For very adventurous street driving.
XT910: Performance Street - Medium initial bite, medium to high friction and brake torque. Low dust and little to no squeaking.
Not for use on the track, as high temperatures will greatly accelerate pad wear. For track racing, use our Motorsports Compounds.
RB Motorsports Compounds
The RB Motorsports Compounds were developed to handle the toughest track braking conditions. All of our Motorsports Compounds can deliver consistent brake torque, are excellent in modulation and highly resistant to wear, friendly to rotors, brake dust is easy to clean, and brake control.
XT960-970: Medium initial bite, high friction and brake torque.
XR70: High initial bite, Extremely high friction and brake torque.
Since these pads are formulated for track/high temperature use, using them on the street may result some unfavorable situations such as brake squeal, dirty wheels, less brake friction at cold temperatures, and excessive rotor wear. For street driving, we recommended that you use our Performance Street Compounds.
All brake pads are recommended to be bedded-in properly according to the proper break-in procedure to assure optimal performance.
Break Pad Performance
The overall brake pad performance can be affected by the rotor material and its surface finish, calipers, and brake bias.
Brake Pad Replacement Important to know!
Since the brake pad consists of the friction material, insulator, bonding agent, and a steel plate, the pads must be replaced when the "non-steel" material wears down to approximately the same thickness as the steel back plate or to the grooves in the pad (if applicable). However, since the groove depth varies from one pad manufacturer to another, we do not recommend running the pad thinner than 4mm (0.16"). This minimum wear thickness is a checkpoint for pad replacement to prevent severe damage from occuring to the brake system, including rotors and calipers.
Please refer to the following reviews and discussion on RB pads:
350Z/G35 - (ET700 and ET900 brake pads for 350Z/G35)
Corvette C6 Z06 - (User Report - RacingBrake ET900 Brake Pads)
Corvette C6 Z06 - (4 driver / 3car / 2 day test and review of ET900s and 800s - Long)
Corvette C6 Z06 - (RacingBrake ET Series Brake Pad Reviews)
Corvette C6 Z06 - (Recommendations for brake pads - corvetteforum.com)
Lancer Evolution - (ET700 and ET900 brake pads for EVO)
Lancer Evolution - (ET500, ET700, ET800, and ET850 brake pads for EVO)
Mazda RX7 - (ET500 brake pad reviews)