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TCE Performance Products

TCE Stocked Brake Pads

The PolyMatrix and BP family is comprised of a number of friction compounds that provide incremental changes in torque values and operational temperature range. All compounds are formulated for complete compatibility with cast iron and flat steel rotors. Based on their intended temperature range, there are also PolyMatrix compounds for use on ceramic coated non-ferrous alloy rotors such as titanium or Aluminum. These choices provide the opportunity to carefully match braking performance to any type of competition or performance driving application.

 

The graphs below illustrate the differences in temperature range and torque values for each PolyMatrix or BP compound. The graphs are divided into similar heat range ideal for Track or Street use. Selecting the proper pad can be difficult with no experience. As a word of caution; track pad should not be used upon the street due to their tendancy to be hard on rotors. If new to circuit racing TCE would advise a cost effective and rotor friendly pad such as Poly B. For those with better tires, more experience and greater weight a move to A or H is often wise if you out grow B. Starting out with a pad of too high a Cf can lead to over braking and upset handling due to their extreme torque.

 

RACE COMPOUNDS


"A" Compound
PolyMatrix "A" represents the racing brake industry's ultimate achievements in friction material for severe duty, extended high temperature braking. Originally developed for stock cars on tracks like Martinsville and Watkins Glen, this phenomenal material provides the highest friction torque values of any material used with cast iron, high strength steel, or titanium rotors.

"B" Compound
PolyMatrix "B" is the first choice for most weekly racing categories on asphalt and severe duty use on dirt tracks. It is an extremely versatile material with high friction values and low rotor abrasion over a broad temperature range. The number one choice on the DynaPro caliper kits such as MINI and WRX due to its cost effectiveness and long wear value. A great starting point before H.

"C" Compound
PolyMatrix "C" is a long wearing, medium-high torque pad compound for use in the higher temperature ranges. It was designed to give racers the option of softening the brake torque values over "A" and "B" compound pads. When conditions dictate a less aggressive brake response, "C" can be used in whole sets, or in combination with other compounds to tune the vehicle’s brake response. "C" requires moderate heat build up to become fully responsive.

"H" Compound
PolyMatrix "H" compound is about as close to a "race it everywhere" pad material that could possibly exist. Drivers are calling them “the most drivable pads” they have ever run. "H" compound is a high friction, long wearing material that is capable of withstanding the extreme sustained high temperatures found on hard braking short tracks and road courses.

"J" Compound

PolyMatrix J is no longer available. Some pads may remain in Wilwood inventory: call for more info.

 

STREET COMPOUNDS


When shopping for a street pad; long life, low dust and noise levels are usually sought out. The best pad for that use would be the BP10. For more bite a switch to the Poly D (where available) and E are a sure bet but also far more metallic in nature. BP20 is a popular choice among 'canyon racers' and higher stressed street machines but do come with elevated dusting and wear levels.

 

"D" Compound
PolyMatrix "D": has the highest cold friction value of all medium temperature race pads. Best suited for light to moderate braking dirt tracks, most types of drag racing and performance street category competition. Superb material on all cast iron and high strength steel rotors ultimately extending rotor life over other hard or abrasive brake pad compounds. A great AutoX pad due to its cold temperature application. D pads are used exclusively on the TCE Pikes Peak Hill Climb car.

"E" Compound 

PolyMatrix "E" : is an extension to the success of Poly D but performs well at a higher temperature range and offers more stability in the 500-900f range. Excellent choice for dirt track racing, high performance street and medium duty track day applications. Poly E is also quite metallic in nature so should not be considered a first choice for a daily driver unless noise and dust are not an issue. May also be used where Poly D is no longer available with little loss of performance. Also suited (like D) for Autocross with heavier cars. Great for bias tuning on the rear of light to medium duty applicatons are needed when combined with compounds such as B or C are employed on the front.

"BP-10" Compound
The standard pad for all TCE street kits. We have tested this pad in local use and find it's low temperature use to be low in noise and dust- things important to the street kit. However when pushed harder and allowed to warm up BP10 exhibits improved bite and performance.This pad should offer a reasonable light track day use without fade yet allow the user to drive it home. An excellent starting pad or even a balanced rear pad when paired with more aggressive front pads.

"BP-20" Compound
Reformulated in 2015, BP20 was a hit for light track day users looking to step up bite and temperature over BP10 yet not endure the wear and tear of dedicated track pads. As rotor temperatures rise, BP20 ramps up in a progressive manner to meet the needs of an elevated Cf application. BP20 will have a higher wear rate, noise level and dust level than BP10 and could be considered acceptable for a daily driver pad. For those looking for the Dual Purpose pad BP20 may prove a good choice. This pad is not however a dedicated open track pad for sustained high temperature use.

 

"Pro-Matrix" or PM Compound

ProMatrix is Wilwood's latest performance street compound for many OE applications. PM is similar to BP20 where no longer available and offers a higher Cf and temperature range than BP10. A good choice for spirited street use or light track use (limited) where a pad change is not desired from street to track. It however is not a formulated racing pad. Common use in Wilwood D8, D154, D340 and other cross over street or OE caliper applications not serviced by the more exotic compounds. Currently TCE stocks only D340 for the p-brake caliper.

 

 

PAD PRICING

  ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING  (priority flat rate US only)

In stock compounds listed below.  Please call to request alternate compounds.

Returns subject to 15% restocking fee- be certain you pick the proper pad!  Sold by "Axle Set"- 4 pads per box

 

TC6 W4/W6A  Aero4/6 FSL/FSLi 20mm
6318 6617 7420
TC6
Aero6/4 & W6/4
 
BSL / FSL 20mm
FNSL4/6 16mm DP6 DPr / NMDP
7416 6712 7816
BSL4 BSL6 16mm
DP6
DPr / NMDP
LMDP FBDL* DLS
7812 7112 6812
LMDP
FBDL
DLS
D8 PL P-Brake
D8 7912 D340
D8
PL
P-Brake

 

USPS PRIORITY MAIL SERVICE AVAILABLE TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

NO OUT OF COUNTRY ORDERS VIA SHOPPING CART

All other services; please call or email for a quote.

 

*Also fits Outlaw caliper MINI kits.

 

Pad Wear Spacers and Titanium Heat Shields

Pad Spacers are inserted behind worn brake pads to maximize friction material use without piston binding and to ensure proper piston to bore concentricity thus preventing damage to the housing wall and sticking pistons. When pads are worn down 30-50% installing these wear plates will keep the pistons inside the caliper where they belong! A very light amount of anti-squeal lube or silicone can be used to bond the plates to the brake pad backing to reduce pad rattle. TCE now manufactures pad spacers for most of our kits as well as cross fitting a number of other kits using the same pad profile. Pad spacers are produced from steel and zinc plated.

 

TCE's Titanium Heat Shields provide a thermal barrier between the brake pad and pistons reducing heat transfer to the the caliper body and fluid. This temperature reduction reduces fliuid temps associsted wtih "boiled" brake fluid and the rusultant soft pedal, loss of tactital feel and poor braking performance. Sold in sets of 4 these shields are but .032" thick and thus fit behind new pads as well as old pads. For even more protection they can be stacked up or used in conjuntion with our Pad Spacers above. 

 

ORDER BELOW!

Pad Wear Spacers Titanium Heat Shields
Sold by Pad Plate, thickness, 4pcs Sold by Pad Plate, all .032" thick
Pad Wear Spacer
Ti Shields (4pcs) .032

 

For addtional items such as Cotter Pins, Pad Shims, Anti-Rattle clips, Pistons, Bleeders and more please see the SERVICE PARTS page.


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