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Race Brake Pads

KNS Brakes

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We have a variety of Race Brake pads in stock. Below is a full list of our current selection.



Hawk DTC-70 Brake Pads

Hawk DTC-60 Brake Pads


Hawk DTC-50 Brake Pads

Hawk DTC-30 Brake Pads

G-LOC R18 Brake Pads


G-LOC R16 Brake Pads

G-LOC R14 Brake Pads

G-LOC R12 Brake Pads

G-LOC R10 Brake Pads

G-LOC R8 Brake Pads

Carbotech XP24 Brake Pads


Carbotech XP20 Brake Pads

Carbotech XP12 Brake Pads

Carbotech XP10 Brake Pads

Carbotech XP8 Brake Pads

Carbotech RP2 Brake Pads

Ferodo DSUNO Brake Pads

Ferodo DS1.11 Brake Pads

Raybestos ST43 Brake Pads

Raybestos ST45 Brake Pads

Raybestos ST47 Brake Pads


Cobalt XR1 Brake Pads

Cobalt XR2 Brake Pads

Cobalt XR3 Brake Pads

Cobalt XR4 Brake Pads


Cobalt XR5 Brake Pads

Performance Friction - 01 Compound

Performance Friction - 08 Compound


Performance Friction - 12 Compound

Pagid RS56 Race Pads

Pagid RS29 Race Pads

Pagid RS19 Race Pads

Pagid RS14 Race Pads

Pagid RST-2 Race Pads



Additional Services

Pre Bedded Brake Pads

Pre bedding is available for Carbotech and G-LOC brake pads.

This process is strongly suggested for Carbotech XP24 and G-LOC R18 compounds.



Brake Pad Burnishing

Pad burnishing is available for Ferodo brake pad compounds. Essex will Dyno Burnish your pads at the time of order and they will arrive ready to install.



Not all products are available for all models. Please use the car selector on our website to check stock. Thank you for your business.
 
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Bill Pemberton

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Dang , I am going to have to stop suggesting folks contact you for Brake Pads since it is obvious you have a limited selection, ha,ha! Impressive and I think this post will answer a lot of questions about where to go for an almost infinite variety of track brake pads.

Completely agree on the G-Locs and Carbotechs, I always have my R18s pre-bedded!
 
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What is the conventional wisdom on rear brake compund vs. front brake compound on the S550? Is it same pad all 4 corners or less pad in rear than front like Carbo xp 20 front and xp12 rear?
 

JDee

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What is the conventional wisdom on rear brake compund vs. front brake compound on the S550? Is it same pad all 4 corners or less pad in rear than front like Carbo xp 20 front and xp12 rear?
Never been accused of having wisdom, but I do subscribe to the "less pad in the rear" school of thought. It works for me anyway!
 

Bill Pemberton

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Totally agree JDee, and have been suggested that school of thought on Mustangs for Decades. I run a G-Loc R18 on front and a R10 on the rear and I know the Engineers from the Land of the Blue Oval have always recommended a less aggressive pad at the rear when they show up for the Mustang Roundup in Hastings, Ne. each September ( www.racemph.com ). That has always been good enough advice for me!
 
Ha. The Raybestos pads have been truly awesome. Last for days and tons of stopping power. Haven't seen the Pagid's in person yet, so haven't really had a reason to change.
ufff. You really need to try the pagids. They are miles ahead of raybestos and easier on the rotors.
 

KNS Brakes

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How do Pagids compare to Hawks DTC70's? The hawks DTC70's were my "go to" pad for TT, they helped me get several tenths of a second faster than I was with the Carbotech XP20's around Road Atlanta at the time.
It depends on what Pagid pads you are referring to as they make many different compounds. Usually the Pagids seem to have more life but can be quite a bit more in price. I run the Hawks on my American Iron car and they have worked great.

-Coby
 

Bill Pemberton

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Thanks for the response Coby and cool you listed your email and phone number. Best part of your answer is to know that your run in American Iron , so we are getting answers from a fellow TrackRat and not just someone who puts in time at a automotive business.
 

KNS Brakes

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@KNS Brakes do you guys have ST47s in stock for a gt350? I’ve had some trouble locating Raybestos pads lately
Raybestos pads have been very hard to come by for everyone since moving their production to Mexico. A lot of these pad shapes are actually cut by Porterfield and they can't be made because they can't get the materials they need from Raybestos. We have purchase orders in for almost a year to give you an idea of timing with Raybestos. So we either have them or we don't. If you every need to do an inventory check feel free to email me any time at [email protected] .
Cheers,
Coby
 

Bill Pemberton

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Not a fan of the Raybestos pads and production issues are just part of the reason. The good thing about having KNS on here is Coby can obviously tell you his personal choices on pads and being aware of the ones that have production or supply delays is often important to know if hitting the tracks often. I have been running G-Locs ( as an example ) because they are reasonably priced , easy on the rotors ( I even use their most aggressive pad on the front ) and made right in Nascar country --- Mooresville, NC.

Regardless of what folks like, having an in on what products are often in short supply or seem to be slow in production can be an additional tool to decide on your purchase.
 
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Not a fan of the Raybestos pads and production issues are just part of the reason. The good thing about having KNS on here is Coby can obviously tell you his personal choices on pads and being aware of the ones that have production or supply delays is often important to know if hitting the tracks often. I have been running G-Locs ( as an example ) because they are reasonably priced , easy on the rotors ( I even use their most aggressive pad on the front ) and made right in Nascar country --- Mooresville, NC.

Regardless of what folks like, having an in on what products are often in short supply or seem to be slow in production can be an additional tool to decide on your purchase.
Its all about that personal touch.
 

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