HEL Performance BMW Z3 E36 Coupe Roadster Front Brake Pads
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HEL Performance BMW Z3 E36 Coupe Roadster Front Brake Pads
Product Code: MLR.BMQ/Z3
Product Weight: 1500g
Ex VAT Price: £49.58
HEL Performance BMW Z3 HP600 Front Brake Pads

Fast Road / Track Day Spec
HEL Part No: HP600-021F

Suitable For:
  • Z3 Coupe E36 2.8i 1997-2000
  • Z3 Coupe E36 3.0i 2000-2003
  • Z3 Roadster E36 1.8i 1995-1998
  • Z3 Roadster E36 1.9i 1995-2003
  • Z3 Roadster E36 2.0i 1999-2003
  • Z3 Roadster E36 2.2i 2000-2003
  • Z3 Roadster E36 2.8i 1996-2000
  • Z3 Roadster E36 3.0i 2000-2003
Pads shown in the picture are actual set - Please make sure these are correct before purchase.

The HP600 and HP666 range of HEL Performance Brake Pads have been tested and proven in a range of competitive MSA championships and racing series in the United Kingdom and Europe.

With an impressive operating temperature window of up to 800°C, these pads will handle the most serious braking conditions and we develop these exclusively for racing or track day use.

Both our HP600 and HP666 brake pads give great consistency, longevity and friction at both hot and cold temperatures.

The HP666 has a ceramic Kevlar compound that has a great initial bite, excellent control and pedal feel. It delivers a powerful friction coefficient of 0.42–0.57μ over a temperature range of 0-800°C. This pad sacrifices a little brake noise and rotor dust to deliver the ultimate in stopping power. This is the brake pad to choose when milliseconds make the difference between you winning and losing. We would recommend a high carbon grooved disc to compliment this pad. With a similar compound to the Ferodo DS3000, it transfers a small layer of material onto the disc and if you have a softer disc you might get an excessive build up of material transfer. This will not affect performance, only aesthetics. The temperature range of this pad is 0-800°C, with the optimum working temperature being 666°C.

The HP600 also has a ceramic supermetal compound that has a milder initial bite than the HP666, but still retaining the same excellent control and pedal feel with a powerful friction coefficient of 0.35–0.48μ over a temperature range of 0-600°C. This is a great all-round track day pad that will outperform a lot of more expensive pads. Similar in compound to the Ferodo DS2500, we have had very good results combining this pad with a plain disc such as Pagid.

Eliminating Brake Fade
When brake pads run at high temperatures, a layer of gas can sometimes be created between the pad and brake disc. This can make the driver feel like they have lost braking power as the brake pedal feels the same but the car will not stop as quickly, this is called brake fade. To remedy this, a slot is cut into all HEL Performance pads to offer the gasses a route to escape.

NUCAP NRS Hooked Back Plate
Because brake pads are subjected to huge pressures from the pistons, the back plate of the pad must remain flat to offer optimal performance. We use NUCAP NRS hooked back plates so there is both a mechanical and adhesive bond between the pad friction material and back plate.

The "Bulletproof" NRS system has hundreds of steel hooks that create a permanent bond with the friction material. This mechanical attachment holds the friction material better than any adhesive could.

NRS also allows the pad to be run down to the last few millimetres of friction material, while still maintaining 100% retention, increasing the lifespan of your brake pads and saving you money on replacements.

Bedding In
HEL Performance brake pads are put through a heat curing treatment in the manufacturing process. This process removes unwanted gasses from the materials in advance, reducing the gasses that can cause fade within the brake pad. Because of this treatment, our brake pads only need light bedding in to match the padding to the disc.

Brake pads should be bedded in until up to mid range working temperature then allowed to cooled properly. This will also help to remove any gasses that are still within the pad. Not following this process may cause problems leading to a decrease in optimum performance.

Designed for Motorsport use