While we do our best to keep inventory in stock, some pads may need to be special ordered from Japan. Delivery times can vary from 2 weeks to 4+ weeks depending on stocking location and inventory.
Please note that these brake pads are for NA8s and NBs (1994-2005) without sport brakes.
The MX72 is the ultimate crossover pad for agressive street driving and novice track use. This ceramic-carbon-metallic compound was developed for extreme speeds and power. MX72 is the latest development in agressive street / light track use. Initial bite and brake modulation is excellent even at high speeds. As the advanced MX72 compound uses adhesive friction (vs abrasive friction found in cheaper brake pads) it does not agressively wear rotors, or create large amounts of brake dust. Endless brake pads are truely a "you get what you pay for" situation, however, that said, lets be frank... they're not cheap. As the pads do not rely on abrasion to generate friction, they typically last longer and wear rotors less than abrasive friction pads. While the initial cost is high, the long term cost of the whole braking system is reduced. For a more affordable alternative please check out our lineup of Carbotech and Hawk brake pads.
- Adhesive Friction Braking
- Low Rotor Wear and Low Dusting
- Agressive Bite and Predictable Modulation
- Worthy for both agressive street and light to moderate track use (depending on heat dissapation capacity of rotors).
- Pad Composition: Ceramic-carbon-metallic
- Category: Street/Light Track
- Max Operating Temperature: 1300F
- Dust: Low
- Pad Wear: Low
- Rotor Wear: Low
- Friction value : 0.37 - 0.47
- Heat range: 120 - 1300F (50 - 700C)
Info corner - How friction materials work:
Brakes convert the kinetic energy of a moving vehicle into heat. The simplest way for a brake system to absorb kinetic energy is to break mollecular bonds in the rubbing surfaces of the brake pads and rotor. This is called "abrasive friction" (think sand paper). As the pads act on the rotor as an abrasive, both the rotor and pads wear agressivly, turning the pad and rotor into brake dust.
A more sophisticated way to absorb kinetic energy is "adhesive friction" (think sticky). In order to achieve adhesive friction, a proper bedding procedure must used to heat up the brake pads enough to transfer/smear a thin film of friction material from the brake pad to the surface of the rotor. Typically a properly bedded pad/rotor will exibit a darker hue on the rotor surface (a blueish look) which is actually a thin layer of brake pad material. As the rotor is squeezed between the cold rotor and pad, heat generated causes the thin layer of pad material to become sticky. Now instead of grinding the pad away at the surface of the rotor, the pad actually drags on the sticky layer of material on the surface (like dragging a post-it across a table). Adhesive friction relies on the surface properties of the friction material and transfer film buildup. The pads wear relatively slowly (just enough to keep a supply of adhesive materials at the surface) as they are not being ground away like typical brake pads. While in some ways more finicky than standard abrasive-type pads (requiring a maintained transfer layer to work optimally), they are in nearly every way superior from lower brake dust, to less pad and rotor wear.