This video was made with PFC Brakes & the Porsche Club of America to discuss how and when to upgrade your brakes.
At what point does a Porsche’s stock, street-orientated brake system become inadequate?
What are the differences between a street brake system and a track or racing brake system?
What are the differences in types of brake rotors? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
How do brake pads differ between a street set-up vs a track set-up?
How do you select the right brake pads to complement the type of driving you’ll be doing?
How does brake fluid work, and how does street brake fluid differ from track or racing brake fluid?
What is the most challenging aspect of developing a braking system today?
When upgrading a Porsche, such as a 991 GT3 RS with PCCB to PFC’s track package, what are you changing and what are the advantages and disadvantages?
Benefits of Porsche’s manufacturing practices.
Can you replace PCCB rotors with iron rotors and keep the PCCB brake caliper?
What are some Internet myths about brakes that you’d like to dispel?
New PFC products
We continue to develop new and revised products to suit the ever-changing needs of our customers.
Here is a selection of recent additions:
AP caliper pad (for AP Racing CP7555D70 CP8520 CP8521 CP8522 CP9560 calipers) – 9126
Audi / Seat / Skoda / front brake pad – 1633
Audi / Seat / Skoda / VW front disc assemblies – 340.496.63/64
Audi / Seat / VW rear brake pad – 1761
Audi RS6 C7 front pad – 1792
BMW 235i Cup / 240i Cup – 372.32.0050.453/463
BMW R1250 / S1000 front bike pad – 7507
Brembo B64 (Family J/N) 6-piston caliper brake pad – 9197
Brembo WSBK 2018 (Brembo XB0B13031/15051/16061) – 7511
Ford Mustang GT (Brembo) Roush P-51 front pad – 1792
Honda CB / CRF front bike pad – 7508
Kawasaki Ninja 400 front bike pad – 7512
Lotus Elise / Exige replacement discs for 308.048.63/64 assemblies – 308.26.0044.451/461
Mercedes-AMG A45S / CLA45 / GLA45 front pad – 6103
Mercedes-AMG C63 / GL63 / ML63 / GT R / GT S front pad – 1792
Porsche Cayman GT4 front disc assemblies (PCCB) – 410.069.63/64
Porsche Cayman GT4 rear disc assemblies (PCCB) – 390.075.63/64
Porsche 991 GT2 / GT3 full brake kit – 0380.0001
Porsche 991 GT2 / GT3 full brake kit – 0405.0001
Porsche 991 GT3 / Turbo front disc assemblies (PCCB) – 410.069.63/64
Porsche 991 GT3 / Turbo rear disc assemblies (PCCB) – 390.075.63/64
Porsche 996 / 997 / 991 Turbo full brake kit – 0380.0002
Porsche 996 / 997 / 991 Turbo full brake kit – 0405.0002
Porsche 996 / 997 2WD full brake kit – 0380.0003
Porsche 997 GT3 / RS / Turbo rear disc assemblies – 373.076.63/64
Renault Mégane / Porsche 997 GT3 Cup replacement discs – 348.29.0060.451/461
Subaru Impreza (6-piston caliper) – 340.531.63/64
TCR racing discs – 378.34.0054.01/02
Yamaha X Max / YZF R25 & R3 front bike pad – 7513
Yamaha BT / FJR / FZ / FZR / FZS / MT / TDM / XJR / XV / YZF front bike pad – 7514
PFC have developed a range of full brake kits for Porsche 996, 997, 991 and 992 models, including GT and Turbo models with PCCB systems. They are custom-engineered for trackday & race use and use PFC ZR95 6-piston front calipers, and ZR96 4-piston on the rear. Caliper fittings are included. PFC kits offer the best braking performance available, along with great looks!
Please send wheel fitment information before ordering. There can be clearance issues with some profiles.
|Year||Make||Model||405 Sport Plus||380 Sport|
|07-12||997.1||Turbo inc PCCB||0405.0002||0380.0002|
|14-19||991||Turbo inc PCCB||0405.0002||0380.0002|
|18-||992||Turbo inc PCCB||0405.0002||0380.0002|
PFC extends range of Z-rated (fast road / trackday) brake pads
These popular brake pad shapes are now available in a Z-rated compound:
|0984.10||Mercedes-AMG C63 / E63 rear|
|1609.10||BMW F Series M2/3/4 front|
|1656.10||BMW F Series M2/3/4 rear|
|1792.10||Audi RS6 / Ford Mustang / AMG front|
|4362.10||Nissan GT-R35 front|
|7778.10||AP 6-piston caliper|
|7780.10||Aston Martin DB7 / Vanquish / Mustang / XJR front & GT-R35 rear|
|7838.10||Aston Martin Vanquish / McLaren MP4-12C front|
|7856.10||Audi RS4 / RS6 / R8 / Lamborghini front|
|7869.10||Lotus Evora / Exige / Morgan Aero 8 / TVR front|
|7871.10||Abarth / Alfa 4C / Clio RS (III) / Corsa 1.6T front|
Please click the part number for full application details.
Pad compound data pages
We have recently introduced several new brake pad compounds, and have taken the opportunity to update the format of our online information.
The main page shows a summary of compounds, with graphs comparing their characteristics. There is a friction vs temperature line graph, along with bar and radar graphs.
Each compound has its own page, found by clicking on the colour-coded link.
There is a PDF summary of each compound, along with comparison pages for endurance and sprint compounds. This will help teams and drivers to identify the best option for their next events.
Please contact the UK sales office to discuss your braking requirements in more detail.
Porsche 997 rear disc assemblies
The ever-popular 348mm rear disc assemblies for the Porsche 997 GT2, GT3, Turbo and all Gen 2 models have been upgraded to 373mm, including a caliper spacer kit.
Part numbers 373.076.63/64 are slotted 373 x 29mm disc assemblies using the new V3 design. They are compatible with centre-lock and 5-stud fittings.
|Porsche||997||2005-||GT2 / GT3 / RS / Turbo|
|Porsche||997||2011-||All Gen 2 cars|
Front disc assemblies to suit:
|Porsche||997 Gen 1||2006-10||PCCB replacement|
|Porsche||997||2010-||GT2 – PCCB & iron|
|Porsche||997 incl RS||2010-||GT3 – PCCB & iron|
|Porsche||991||2012-||Turbo / Turbo S|
|Porsche||997||2009-||Turbo C4 – PCCB & iron|
PFC Brakes – official supplier to Radical Sportscars
Radical are delighted to announce that PFC Brakes have become the sole provider of brakes to our global network as an official sponsor. The brakes and associated components are manufactured in a state-of-the-art production plant located in Clover, South Carolina USA.
Performance Friction Corporation (PFC) is a brand embedded in motorsport history worldwide. PFC support their product globally across many national and international championships, including IndyCar, Formula Renault and a host of others, both on- and off-road on two and four wheels.
“Radical has long trusted in the high performance and reliability of PFC Brake pads as our preferred fitment choice, so this partnership is next logical step to ensure all of our customers get the same, great Radical driving experience,” said Joseph Anwyll, Radical CEO. “PFC Brakes’ global reputation and network means we can quickly and easily serve the requirements of our customers, teams and championships, with a single specification that works the world over.”
“PFC are pleased to be announced by Radical as a global brake partner, following many years of PFC supply for their racing activities,” added Brian Gore, Sales Engineer for Performance Friction Europe. “This situation will be mutually beneficial to both companies thanks to a single-source supply chain, with products that have been officially tried, tested and approved by Radical. The new partnership will also allow the development of new brake technologies, for existing models and future additions to the Radical Sportscars range.”
New sprint material giving high bite and friction without fade. Good release and modulation characteristics.
New endurance material for long pad & disc life.
Also available in 11 & 13 PFC Compounds
331 & 332 compound pads were Daytona 24 Hours class winners
Developed for the Roush P-51 Mustang:
PFC Brakes has had a long standing relationship with Ford and the Roush brand for nearly two decades. PFC has developed OEM friction for some of Ford’s heaviest braking vehicles such as the Boss 302 to the Ford Taurus & Explorer Interceptor police cars of late. PFC & Ford have been synonymous with one another in the racing community who utilize our full range of braking components in every series ranging from NASCAR to IMSA, Continental Tire Series, Pirelli World Challenge, SCCA and grassroots club series around the world.
PFC Brakes was thrilled to be a part of the all new Roush P-51 project which has been crowned the most powerful muscle car on the planet! While the OEM components are highly respectable for their thermal capacity and performance, this build was going to require a few tweaks to ensure optimum performance.
We started with development of a new cutting edge CarbonMetallic® brake pad formulation to give the absolute best performance under repeated heavy braking while maintaining low dust and noise characteristics to help keep the P-51’s beautiful forged Weld Wheels clean.
In an effort to lower weight and increase effective performance we also outfitted the P-51 with 378mm front & 330mm rear patented V3 ZeroFailures™ rotors. Considered one of the most revolutionary rotor designs in recent history, these discs provide significantly lower rotating weight with increased thermal efficiency allowing the ability to dominate the street, track or strip!
Stopping power for any speed ….. click here to learn more!
Burgoon, Borner, Cate, Rankin, and Wagner win 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award
• Innovative PFC carbon disc brake system reduces vibration and tyre wear
• Named for founder of early BorgWarner business and sponsored by BorgWarner
Don’t forget that we can also supply racing brake fluid, mechanics’ gloves and temperature paint.
Please click here to see all of the accessories that we offer to help make fitting and using PFC Brakes even easier!
PFC Brakes can now offer the 7534 and 7614 brake pads in our 13 compound.
The 7614 is a pinless brake pad compatible with the Brembo XA3.J7.F0/F1 caliper. The 7614 is suitable for Moto 2, World and British Superbikes, where this caliper is commonly used.
7534 is a four pad system suitable for Moto 3. The 7534 can used with both Moto 3 Brembo caliper options.
13 compound is the choice for riders who desire maximum braking performance and torque. The 13 compound has the highest initial bite of all PFC bike compounds combined with a progressive torque rise with temperature. Initial bite is managed along with feel and control, so that the suspension is not upset. This allows a smoother transition between the brake and throttle.
7637 is available in 95 and 13 compounds.
We now have in stock front and rear brake pads to suit BMW 135i (2008-13)
These are available in PFC 08 compound, suitable for use at trackdays with high performance tyres.
New Renault Sport R.S. 01 fitted with PFC carbon-carbon brakes
The sensational 500+ BHP R.S. 01 sports GT racer features front and rear 380mm carbon-carbon PFC Brakes with ZR53 6-piston calipers.
PFC Brakes are suppliers to the GT86 Cup run by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.
Click here for details about brake pads for your Toyota GT86.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has selected leading manufacturer PFC Brakes to supply brake pads to its successful GT86 race car. The 200 bhp rear wheel drive car offers drivers a competitive and cost-controlled entry for the VLN Endurance Series and Nürburgring 24 Hour race that are held on the Nordschleife, where PFC Brakes already equips close to 40 percent of the 180+ car entries.
All GT86 CS-V3 race cars will run PFC Brakes’ legendary Carbon Metallic matrix material pads in the VLN and N24 events. Thanks to its unique six layer structure, PFC Brakes’ pads deliver better thermal stability and a firmer pedal with bite from cold. Equally crucial for the longer races that make up the VLN Series, PFC Brakes’ pads offered better durability and performance over a wide temperature range, providing drivers with confidence to lean hard on the brakes throughout the race distance.
“The TMG GT86 race car is an entry level race car and as such, it requires a brake system that will inspire confidence in drivers of all abilities,” says PFC Brakes Europe’s managing director Peter Babbage. “The Carbon Metallic friction material, already a proven winner at the Nürburgring, has a wide operating temperature range, making it ideally suited to the variable weather and temperatures experienced on the Nordschleife. The higher thermal threshold of our Carbon Metallic pads ensures lower wear rates too, making them ideal for VLN and other endurance championships. It’s why we supply around 40 percent of the VLN entrants; from the pure race GT3 cars through to the production-based sports cars that make up so much of the field.”
TMG is the latest in a growing list of vehicle manufacturers, including Porsche and Renault to realise the benefits of PFC Brakes’ technology for their one make race and rally cars. As well as comprehensive technical support in Europe and excellent local stock levels, all PFC Brakes pads are free from copper, asbestos, lead and chromium.
PFC Brakes have revised the very successful Dallara F312 Formula 3 braking system to use the latest V3 disc and hat assembly. The Direct Drive V3 mounting system uses a spiral locking ring that connects the disc to the hat. This allows much faster fitting without the need for tools or fixings, and weighs even less overall.
• Improved performance • Better control • Quicker release • Lightweight, low inertia • Choice of compounds • Choice of champions!
|Front V3 hat & snap ring||176.540.088.15|
|Rear V3 hat & snap ring||163.550.025.15|
|Front V2 / V3 discs (L/R)||274.19.0033.45/46|
|Rear V2 / V3 discs (L/R)||262.18.0034.45/46|
|Brake pad profile (Non-retraction)||7835|
|Brake pad profile (For retraction system)||7943|
|Front ZR43 calipers (L/R)||43.284.255.290.11/12|
|Rear ZR43 calipers (L/R)||43.284.255.290.03/04|
PFC Brakes Europe have supplied BMW Motorsport with front disc, caliper and brake pad systems for the M235i Racing.
Initially the cars will be used for the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The cars will also feature in the BMW Sports Trophy.
A trackday / race brake kit is being developed from this system for production BMW 235i models. Please contact PFC Europe for details.