BRAKE PAD

Street

Mtype
Street-use brake pads with ultra low brake dust
  • Significant reduction of brake dust without sacrificing stopping power!
  • Superior brake control made possible by a stable operating friction level
  • Braking power that is NOT abrupt; Braking power that is proportional to brake pedal pressure, allowing smooth braking, and a nice ride for the passengers.
  • Designed to minimize disc wear, to help prolong the life of the disc
Price for Japanese Cars Front : JPY16,000〜 (w/o tax)
Rear : JPY16,000〜 (w/o tax)
Price for European & Amercan Cars Front : JPY18,000〜 (w/o tax)
Rear : JPY18,000〜 (w/o tax)
Friction Materials Non steel・Ceramic fiber
Effective Temperature Range 0〜500℃
Applicable Stages Fast road

M type is suitable only for fast road use. For circuit use, please apply Z or R series types. In the case of on road circuit use and caused early wear etc. We are totally not responsible. Please note this beforehand.

Mtype
Is it better to change the brake pads and brake discs at the same time?
Mtype グラフ
  • The above chart represents evaluation values of our product in 100 phases in comparison with genuine pads of the test model. Values of genuine pads show 50.
  • Above values are calculated under test condition. Values of Durability and Disc life are subject to change by continuous use under low temperature (generally less than 150 degrees Celsius). Values of Anti-Noise and Anti-Dust are calculated after a thermal history goes (not under brand-new condition).
All about brake dust

Please take a look at the comparison images of the two wheels. Clearly, the car using the M-type has little brake dust on the wheel.
The benefit of the M-type is not just being freed from constant cleaning of the wheels. Most brake dust is not from brake pad shavings, but shavings from the brake disc. The M-type brake pads have low brake dust, meaning the pads are shaving off less from the brake disc. This leads to the prolonging of the life of the brake discs. The characteristic of metal shavings (dust) is its vulnerability to humidity; humidity corrodes the metal shavings. So without the proper maintenance, the metal shavings can cause the wheels to corrode.

With the M-type brake pads with minimal brake dust, there is no need for the frequent cleaning of wheels.

Please experience for yourself the superior brake performance that the OEM pads lack with the ultra low brake dust M-type brake pads.

■ BMW M3
  • The dust amount of OEM pads
    (after 1,000km mileage)
  • The dust amount of DIXCEL M type
    (after 1,000 km mileage)
■ SUBARU LEGACY B4 RSK
  • The dust amount of OEM pads
    (after 1,000km mileage)
  • The dust amount of DIXCEL M type
    (after 1,000 km mileage)
Test data showing the superior performance of the M-type
The data of general performance tests
■ G-spread %
    M type genuine
(OEM)
product of Company C product of Company D
50Km/h 0.3/0.55G 103 114 102 95
0.8/0.55G 98 95 95 105
150Km/h 0.3/0.55G 111 107 107 115
0.8/0.55G 98 93 93 73

It represents the performance/efficiency difference by the deceleration G.
The friction co-efficiency is measured at 0.3G (light braking), 0.55G (strong braking) and 0.8G (very strong braking) at the fixed speed of 50km/h and 150km/h respectably. The data shown in the chart shows the friction co-efficiency variation range at 0.3G against 0.55G and at 0.8G against 0.55G. 100% is ideal. The M type gives the same feeling all the time, even when the brake pedal is pressed strongly. With OEM products, the majority of people feel optimum usage only during light braking.

■ A change of µ after fading
  M type genuine
(OEM)
product of Company C product of Company D
first time/
fourth time
102 53 95 65

They were tested at the speed of 100 km/h with a fixed pad temperature of 200℃, and with changes in deceleration G. The change of efficacy was evaluated when they were brand new and after the fourth fading test. 100 % is ideal. When the value worsened extremely, it meant their performance was getting lower, for example, the friction co-efficiency drops between first and second session/practice of the circuit track driving. OEM products and materials that company D provided cannot be as effective as its original performance once they got to a high temperature.

■ The brake power tests at different speeds (µ)

The brake power tests at different speeds (µ)

Decelerating G= 0.5G, fixed temperature=200℃. The friction co-efficiency is measured at different speeds. When the friction co-efficiency varied, the performance would be different at low speed or high speed, and the pads then become hard to deal with. Obviously it has to work not only at low speed but most importantly while braking from a high speed. On the other hand, if it works too efficiently at a high speed, it is extremely dangerous because the tires will lock up too easily. The M type tends to be more stable than OEM products or after-market products.※deceleration (G) 1G means a braking deceleration of about 35 km/h per second. (1G braking force is very strong.)

■ The brake power tests at different temperature(µ)

The brake power tests at different temperature(µ)

The friction co-efficiency is measured at different temperatures with the fixed speed of 100Km/h and the fixed deceleration 0.5G.
The M type is especially effective on ordinary roads where the brake disc temperature is around 50-150℃, and is designed to perform with maximum potential at the winding road and emergency stops on the highway where the temperature possibly comes up to 300℃-400℃. OEM products work efficiently at general temperatures, but they do not work sufficiently at high temperatures, fading starts at over 300℃, and they do not work well at all.

Stopping power with low brake dust

At first glance, the statement above may seem contradicting. DIXCEL is able to research & develop such a product because we are an aftermarket brake manufacturer. DIXCEL is not a brake manufacturer that only specializes in motorsports applications. Our research & development goes beyond motorsports, to ordinary street-use sedans, mini-vans, and luxury cars.

The consumers who drive normally wanted a brake pad that has low brake dust without sacrificing braking power.

DIXCEL is involved in motorsports to constantly improve and develop our products. Motorsports allows us to test our products in extreme conditions which cannot be achieved in normal uses.

After a careful material selection process, the testing of the M-type brake pad was done using heavy cars like the Lexus LS600h and Toyota Alphard.
The chosen materials passed repeated extreme brake tests from speeds of 180km/h. The M-type brake pads are not just a low dust brake pad, brake pads that offers improved braking performance.

"Clean reliable stopping power"

This was the main concept when the M-type was being developed; low dust and improved brake power.

  • ※The repeated braking tests from 180km/h were done on a race circuit.
  • ※The M-type is NOT designed for circuit-use. Use on race circuits can result in increased wear and decrease in performance.
  • ※The Z and R series brake pads are recommended for circuit-use brake pads.
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