We have our Stillen Metal Matrix pads at a very good price. For most vehicles, application-specific grades of predominantly semi-metallic compounds are chosen, often with the right amount of ceramics and other components mixed in to provide higher friction than OE brake pads. Their ability to operate at a higher heat range, resulting in less chance of brake fade.
We also carry Hawk pads as well if you want to go that route.
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