2003 Jaguar X-Type Brake Pads
Different parts of a Hawk Performance Brake Pad
2003 Jaguar X-TypeBrake Pads are the component of your braking system that provides the stopping power or "bite". Bite refers to how much friction is created when the pad touches the rotor to slow your vehicle down. Different types of driving will require more aggressive or less aggressive brake pads.
To produce a pad that is contoured to a certain type of driver, it is manufactured with different materials and processes. The majority of vehicles on the road only require "stock" or "OEM" Replacement Brake Pads. Commuting to work and back, rarely exceeding 50 mph, doesn't create the heat and friction that performance brake pads are built to handle. the EBC Ultimax Replacement Pads would be perfect for this situation.
Performance Brake Pads
Other drivers may use their vehicle for more spirited driving, or even racing, and would require brake pads that can handle the higher speeds. Hawk Brake Pads are street and track proven and used in some of the most popular racing series. These pads are used to provide more "bite" to quickly decrease speed, but can wear faster than a normal street pad.
Truck Brake Pads are made for both replacement and towing capabilities. Power Stop Z36 Truck and Tow Brake Pads are a good example of a pad that will resist brake fade and provide better braking with a trailer attached.
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