Project-Mu HC+ (Hyper Carbon +) is mainly used in street, track and rally conditions. HC+ is more aggressive than NS but has excellent fade resistance and superior braking control. Capable of operating at temperatures up to 800°C, this pad will handle most serious applications. HC+ brake pads are the preferred option for high performance vehicles.
Friction Coefficient 0.38 – 0.62
Temperature Range 0 – 800°
Compound: Hyper Carbon
Fade Resistance Remove Gases and Dust
Gases and brake 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 force 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.
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 edges of most pads. This allows a less aggressive interaction between the pad and the disc, reducing the chances of your brakes ‘squealing’.
Minimal Bedding Heat Treatment
All brake pads are 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 minimal bedding to match the pad to the 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 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 backplate thickness by 20% compared to OEM pads and apply a ceramic layer to the back to reduce heat transfer to the caliper and therefore the brake fluid.