Street & Circuit

All Round Performance Pad
  • Being an multi-use brake pad, the Z-type can be for street-use to circuit-use.
  • Consistent braking even when the brakes are cold, something that is a must for street-use brake pads. Also helps for a longer discs life.
  • Stable braking power and high fade resistance even at high brake temperatures of race circuit usage.
  • Perfect for high performance radial tires
Friction Materials Graphite metallic
Effective Temperature Range 0〜850℃
Max μ Ave μ Min μ
0.67 0.57 0.50
Applicable Stages
  • Street
  • Winding(normal)
  • Winding(hard)
  • Circuit
  • Gymkhana
Is it better to change the brake pads and brake discs at the same time?
Ztype グラフ
  • The radar chart represents a comparison of each characteristic between DIXCEL products and general OEM products.
  • Above values are based on actual test results.
    Anti-Noise and Anti-Dust values are tested and calculated after a proper bedding-in procedure has been completed.
The dust amount
  • The dust amount of DIXCEL M type
    (after 1,000 km mileage)
  • The dust amount of DIXCEL Z type
    (after 1,000 km mileage)
■Track test

Tested at undisclosed famous international race track Car : WRX STi(VAB)
Comparison of data of 3 laps (blue line) and 12 laps(red line) when continuous lap at time of about 1 minute 50 seconds

Track test

※Although the brake system temperature has risen with continuous laps, the braking feeling is consistency.
Especially the deceleration G indicationg the stopping power of the brake is almost the same even after 10 laps. This pad is less degeneration.

The general performance test data using Brake Dynamometer
Driving your street car on the circuit

Today, there is a wide range of demands for sport brake pads.

Many drivers are choosing brake pads that offer optimal performance on the street and race circuit. The demand is for a brake pad that is usually used on the street and can be occasionally used at the race circuit.
These drivers are using high performance radial tires not the racing tires the frequent race circuit drivers use.
If racing brake pads are used, it may not provide the optimal temperature range, decrease disc life, and unable to provide the right balance between tire grip and brake performance.

The development concept of the Z-type brake pad is a high performance brake pad for street-use.

For the testing, cars like Subaru Impreza WRX, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, BMW M3, and Porsche Cayman S were used with high performance radial tires. The pads went through extended road trials on the street followed by rigorous testing on the race circuit.
On the street, the brake pads were able to offer consistent brake feel even at low temperatures, and achieved low brake noise and longer disc life. On the race circuit, there was no decrease in braking power, and offered superior stopping power.

The DIXCEL Z-type is for users who want race-circuit quality brake pads without having to sacrifice regular street-use performance.

The sport brake pad you can use for regular street-use

This brake pad was developed as an answer to such demands.

  • ※Race circuit testing was done mainly at Okayama International Race Circuit and Fuji Speedway.
  • ※To best replicate street-use, road testing was done with street legal cars
  • ※The cars had little modification and were fitted with high performance radial tires.
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