$179.00 inc. GST
HC-EP (HC800) is a premium performance street and rally brake pad. It has more bit than NS and has excellent fade resistance. Capable of operating at temperatures up to 800ºC, this pad will handle almost all serious braking conditions. HC-EP is a genuine ‘cross over’ pad that is suitable for both road and track days. HC-EP is extremely capable in competition environments, so use this pad if you are involved in a serious track day, rally and hill climb. Along with temperature capabilities, HC-EP are renowned as a ‘drivers pad’ with unmatched driver feel and control. The HC-EP pads provide linear control commensurate with foot pressure on the brake pedal and maintain steadfast stability in all areas.
Temperature Range: 0 – 800°C
Friction Coefficient: 0.43 – 0.58
Fade Resistance Remove Gases and Dust
Gases and dust generated from pad/disc friction, burn at high temperatures and can be trapped between the two friction surfaces. This has the effect of reducing friction and is commonly referred to as ‘fade’. This is when the same amount of pedal is applied, but friction is reduced. Project-Mu put slots in some of their pads to provide an escape for these materials, resulting in more consistent and safer brake performance.
* Rotor slots can also provide the same solution
Noise Suppression Chamfer Cut
Brake noise can be the result of numerous factors in a car such as wheel bearing conditions, brake dust, corrosion, caliper stiffness, etc. This noise known as brake squeal is a high frequency vibration created by the friction between the pad and rotor. The vibration can manifest in the caliper, rotor or suspension. It can also be the result of badly designed brake pads. Project-Mu engineer a chamfer into the leading and trailing edge of most pads. This allows a less aggressive interaction between the pad and disc, reducing the chances of your brakes ‘squealing’.
All brake manufactured using resins which bond all of the ‘ingredients’ during the manufacturing process. These resins are not needed once the pads are complete and it is the bedding process which removed them. Project-Mu brake pads are put through a heat treatment process during manufacture and therefore require only minimal bedding to match the pad to your rotor surface.
Backplate Design Brake Pad Structural Stability
The backplate on a Project-Mu brake pad is designed to be stronger than the opposition as this is where a lot of the brake performance can come from. Project-Mu use only the highest grade quality steel at the correct thickness to ensure this stability. If the backplate is rigid and effective at deflecting heat, brake performance is better. Project-Mu increase the plate thickness by 20%compared to OEM pads and apply a ceramic layer to the back to reduce heat transfer to the caliper and therefor the brake fluid.