Ultima Disc Brake Pad RangeKurt Quambusch
Available from most resellers and brake and clutch specialists.
It has been 12 months since Australian Automotive Part (AAP) launched its latest range of Ceramic, Heavy Duty and 4WD disc pads.
AAP says the new range complements the extensive range of Ultima braking products and has proved very popular with brake specialists and mechanics alike by “offering great value and more importantly, low dust and no noise.”
The range has quickly grown to boast more than 300 part numbers, with new additions arriving monthly.
“The ceramic range creates little to no dust and the formula in each application is matched to the vehicle application, with consideration also given to whether the pad is for the front or rear brakes,” AAP Managing Director, John Bourne, said.
AAP explains that its manufacturer has a capacity of over 13 million sets a year and has ECE R90 European accreditation for over 1400 part numbers. In Europe, all aftermarket disc pads must have this accreditation which ensures the compound of the pad is the same as the original disc pads supplied by the car maker.
“All Ultima ceramic pads carry this certification,” John said.
“Within this new range are vehicle specific Heavy Duty pads for light commercial vehicles along with a new 4WD specific compound for 4×4 applications.
“These provide excellent fade characteristics and good wear under heavy load.”
All Ultima pads are copper free.
“The entire production process is fully automated, starting with the automatic mixing system which mixes the various compounds and materials for each part number in a production run,” John said.
“The production process is done through 100 per cent positive tooling in Hot Press machines and computer controlled Oven curing – the latest technology available in disc pad production.”
All Ultima disc pads have a three layer rubberized shim developed in Germany, comprising of cold rolled steel encased in an NBR rubber coasting which is then bonded to the pad.
“This reduces pad vibration and noise. New shipments will also include a sachet of synthetic moly brake grease to apply to the backing plate and the guide points on the calipers, to help ensure best fitment practices – these sachets will be included in every set of disc pads,” John said.
For online catalogue information and a list of stockists, please visit www.australianautomotiveparts.com.au