Centric Parts offers a wide selection of replacement, high performance, work duty and racing brake pads to fit both OEM calipers and StopTech Big Brake Kits. Choosing the correct friction formula for your particular application is essential for optimizing brake system performance and reliability. That's why Centric's engineering team carefully selects and tests each friction compound to ensure proper stopping performance throughout the lifetime of the brake pad. With our own internal Friction Lab, four in-house brake dynos and real-world, on-vehicle testing, Centric Parts is the aftermarket leader in brake pads and shoes. Whether you choose StopTech, Centric or C-Tek brake friction, you can be sure that you are getting proven, high quality components.


StopTech® Sport Brake Pads (prefix 309)


  • Formerly known as Street Performance Pads
  • High MOT to Eliminate Fade
  • Excellent Actuation, Modulation and Release
  • Positive Molded for Uniform Friction Material
  • Scorched to Raise Initial Cold Effectiveness
  • Para-Aramid Composites for Linear Response
  • Dyno Proven Performance and Service Life

StopTech® Street Brake Pads (prefix 308)

  • All new performance pad from StopTech
  • Superior Braking Performance for “Street” Driving
  • Lab-Tested, OE-Style Design and Features
  • Rotor-Friendly, Low-Dust for Cleaner Wheels
  • Dyno-Proven Shims for Quiet Operation
  • Positive Molded for Consistent Performance
  • Scorched to Ease Bed-In
  • Premium Hardware for Precision OE Fitment
  • Dyno Tested for Max Performance & Service Life
  • Platform Specific Friction Compounds
  • Ideal for Daily Driving and Touring


StopTech® Racing Brake Pads

  • Superior performance in any racing brake system
  • Unique metallic compounds are blended with carbon and graphite
  • Dedicated high temperature race friction material
  • More predictable and more consistent brake engagement
  • Available in 4 different formulations for different race disciplines
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The Importance of Selecting the Right Brake Pad

StopTech® and Centric Parts® offer several different types of street and high performance brake pads to fit both OEM calipers and StopTech Big Brake Kits. Selecting the ideal pad requires finding the proper balance between noise, dust, bite, pad life, fade resistance and other factors.

Choosing the correct brake pad starts with an honest assessment of the driver's typical driving style and conditions. For example, if the vehicle is driven 80 percent in highway commuting conditions, 20 percent on canyon roads, and zero percent on the track, then a StopTech Street pad will likely offer the best combination of stopping performance, low dust and low noise.

If the vehicle is frequently used for track days but also as a daily driver, it might be better served by the StopTech Sport Pad - provided that an even transfer layer of pad material on the rotor is maintained by periodically re-bedding in the pads. For track days, StopTech bolt-in caliper bridges make swapping over to dedicated track/race pads for the day of the event even easier.

High performance doesn’t necessarily just refer to high speeds either. In the automotive world, high thermal loads come in many shapes and sizes.

For emergency, pursuit or rescue vehicles, or simply a pickup truck or van that handles towing and hauling duties, Centric Fleet Performance or StopTech Sport pads might be the best choice. They are designed to give the ultimate fade resistance and long rotor and pad life with consistent brake performance.

For daily driver vehicles that see little or no high performance driving duty, Centric offers the best-selling PosiQuiet line of brake friction as well as Centric Premium and C-Tek standard replacement brake pads.

For dedicated race vehicles that are never operated on the street, StopTech offers its own line of StopTech Racing Pads that factor in vehicle type, caliper type, and racing conditions.

Whatever pad you choose, proper bed-in is critical to ensure optimal performance.