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1. Cooling Vanes
All Max Advanced Brakes rotors come manufactured with Straight non-Directional cooling vanes or Curved Directional Cooling Vanes.
i. Straight non-Directional Cooling Vanes are the most common rotor design and provide better cooling capabilities over Solid rotors. This type of design will be found almost on the front of almost all vehicles manufactured. Some higher-end vehicles may also be equipped with this design in the rear as well. These types of rotors can be installed left or right as they are non-directional as long as you are installing them in the correct axle (front or rear). Left and right does not matter for this type of rotor.
ii. Curved Directional Cooling Vanes offers a more advanced design in terms of its cooling capabilities. These types of rotors must be installed in the directional of the curved vanes in order to maximize the air that’s swept in for maximum cooling. Please note that all Max Advanced Brakes rotors that follow this design will be marked “L” and “R” respectively for Left and Right for the particular axle.
2. Manufactured to OEM Specifications
It is important for us to inform all our customers that are brakes are made 100% within OEM specifications. Certain manufacturers will reduce costs by cutting corners during the manufacturing process resulting in poor quality parts with high defect rates. All Max Advanced Brakes parts are manufactured to OEM specifications to perform optimally, backed by our warranty.
3. Double Disc Grind
All Max Advanced Brakes rotors go through a process called Double Disc Grind. This process provides a high degree of dimensional accuracy with a tolerance flatness of ±0.0002” (0.00508 mm). This process helps to greatly reduce warping of rotors and allows for a smoother burnishing period (bedding process). You can view an example of a rotor that is double disc grinded versus one without below:
3. Chamfered Drilled (aka Counter-Sunk)
The main advantage of the chamfered drilled design in the Max Advanced Brakes rotors is that the holes enable the brake rotors to be further cooled. Another benefit is that brake dust and other particles that normally trapped in the braking area are easily be swept through the holes which lead to cleaner brakes overall. This perforation of the rotors allows gases and air to pass through the rotor more freely leading to an increased cooling effect which results in longer lasting rotor life.
5. G3000 Grade Iron
This type of iron quality is standard for brakes rotors manufactured today. Our rotors come equipped with G3000 grade cast iron as it contains a higher percentage of carbon to give superior strength and increased sound damping qualities.
6. SAEJ431 Standard
The SAEJ431 is a certified standard that all manufacturers must comply with in order to produce brake rotors. This standard covers in-depth technical aspects of production relating to Iron Grades, Hardness Grades, Casting Grades, Chemical Composition, Tensile Strength and microstructure requirements. All Max Advanced Brakes rotors are manufactured according to this standard.
7. Dynamic Mill Balanced
Some customers may notice a notch on the side of the brake rotor. This is due to a process called “Dynamic Mill Balancing”. During the manufacturing process, brake rotors are mill balanced to ensure that the weight on both sides of the rotor are balanced. An imbalanced rotor can cause wheel bearing damage as well as vibrations during braking leading to tapered brake pad wear. Mill balanced brake rotor is greatly reduces vibration and is an integral part of the quality control process here at Max Advanced Brakes.
It is important to note that some brake rotors do not have the notch at the edge however, they were still checked for mill balancing as this is done typically in batches in the manufacturing process and is normal.
8. Rounded Slotted Friction Surface
The Elite XDS series is our best of the best brake rotors and for good reason. They are equipped with a slotted design which has moisture wicking features in more humid or wetter climates. This design ejects excess water on the brake rotor to prevent rust damage and prevent hydroplaning of the brake pads for extra safety. Slotted rotors also provide an extra benefit of greater stopping power because the slots allow the brake pads to bite onto the surface area. It is important to note that slotted rotors tend to be harsher towards the brake pads than regular non-slotted rotors, leading to slightly increased pad wear.
9. Rust Protection Coating
i. E-Coating known as electrodeposition coating, is a method that uses electrical current to deposit paint on a surface. The Elite XDS series brake rotors are all manufactured with this process where the coating materials are electrostatically charged so that it will cling to the brake rotors once dipped into the solution. It is an effective method over the aerosol method. E-coating is minimally impacting the environment over the other methods of spray and powdered coating, generating less emissions and liquid waste.
ii. Geomet Coating is also another environmentally conscious coating process as it is done in the closed system meaning that there is no liquid waste since it becomes recycled. During the curing process, only water is evaporated, not chemicals. Our Geomet series rotors come ready to install and the coating itself has a high temperature resistance which means that the coating will provide excellent corrosion resistance without crystallization during the heat generated from braking, the resin can withstand 400°C (750°F).
1. OEM Specification
Max Advanced Brakes Carbon Ceramic, Metallic and M1 Supreme brake pads are manufactured within Original Equipment Manufacturer specifications. This means that once your vehicle has been confirmed, the corresponding brake kit should fit your vehicle without any modifications required.
2. Environment Friendly
Max Advanced Brakes’ pads are all asbestos free and contain little to no copper. Our initiative is to produce 100% copper free pads by 2023, our company understands the negative impacts of climate and we want to do our part in protecting our world. All packaging material are recyclable and sourced with the lowest emission cost.
3. Low Dust
The act of braking is generated by friction caused from the caliper compressing the brake pads which then rubs against the brake rotor to stop your vehicle. This process generates brake dust commonly seen on the rims, tires, and the braking area. Max Advanced Brakes’ pad formula is designed to significantly reduce brake dust generated when braking, allowing our customers’ wheel to look aesthetically pleasing for a longer period of time.
4. Composition (Metallic & Ceramic)
Max Advanced Brakes carries two main formulas; Metallic and Ceramic. If you are unsure of which one to select, feel free to ask our staff or head over to the brakes selection questionnaire to see which fits you best. The Metallic formula is recommended for heavy-duty vehicle such as Pickups or Vans that require the extra stopping power especially with heavy loads. The Ceramic formula is perfect for the every-day driver commuting in city traffic.
5. Positive Mold Technology
Most brake manufacturers will follow a process called flash molding, a process where resin is used to bind all the compositions of the brake pad. During the heating process, the resin can be spread unevenly which compromises the brake pad’s integrity and can increase braking distance up to 50%! Max Advanced Brakes uses a process called positive molding. This process utilizes extreme pressure to form the brake pad with the assistance of a resin. This refined process allows for a consistent friction material density spread throughout the entire pad, providing phenomenal performance benefits and increased stopping power.
6. Thermal Scorched
All Max Advanced Brakes pads come pre-burnished. The thermal scorching is a process where the brake pads are essentially placed in an extremely high pressure and temperature environment to bind all the bonding agents and compositions together which removes the gases inside. This process increases brake pad durability in extreme braking conditions, drastically improves stopping power, and significantly reduces the burnishing period for the brake pads.
Chamfering is a process in which the brake pads’ sides are trimmed at a 15-to-25-degree angle. Chamfers can control how the edge of the pad interacts with the brake rotors, this design is engineered to reduce brake vibrations and noise in all braking conditions to ensure optimal braking performance at all times.
8. Rounded Slotted Friction Surface
Slotted design for brake pads is similar to our brake rotors which helps to increase bite, leading to better stopping power. Slotted brake pads also share the same feature where gases and other materials can pass through the slotted mark easily which helps to keep the brake pad surface clean and even. This is important because if the braking surface area is uneven, the pads will suffer an uneven tapered wear which means the brakes will need to be changed. 9. Multi-layered Shims
Max Advanced Brakes equips all brake pads with a multi-layered shim technology. This combines a metal shim and an elastomeric core with dampening material to achieve maximum NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) reduction. Placement of the shim to the backing plate is critical in reducing NVH.
10. Coated Backing Plate
Brake pads are an essential component of the braking system. Max Advanced Brakes aims to provide superior brake pad craftsmanship by focusing on the anchor of the brake pad, the backing plate. The backing provides strength and holds the friction material together in place. We use high quality steel that is machined to standard thickness within 0.1-0.2 mm. The backing plates are then coated with high quality powder-based coating method.
11. Stainless Steel Hardware (Retainer Clips)
All Max Advanced Brakes pads come with hardware included. This hardware is often not required as your previous set should still work with new pads. However, we provide a new set of stainless-steel hardware with all brake pads to give our customers the convenience, assurance and experience of high-quality new parts.
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