Brake pads are part of the brake system of the car, interacting hydraulically with brake discs or drums, slow down the car and convert friction energy into heat.

On UAZ 469, 452 vehicles, drum-type brakes were installed on the front and rear axles, the pads of which worked inside the drum, interacting with its inner surface.

This type of brake had significant disadvantages:

  • after overcoming water obstacles, it was necessary to dry the system by forced braking to restore its original efficiency;
  • dirt and sand, getting inside the drum, led to accelerated wear of the brake pads;
  • as the pads wore out, periodic adjustment of the gap between them and the drum was required;
  • the complexity of the procedure for replacing drum brake pads.

With the advent of the UAZ Patriot and Hunter models, a disc brake was installed on the front axle, as more technologically advanced and meeting modern requirements. It accounts for up to 70% of the distribution of braking forces, compared to 30% on the rear axle, which retained the drum brake.

Over time, this innovation was introduced to the entire UAZ model range. This made it possible to improve the braking efficiency and shorten the stopping distance of the UAZ vehicle, which had a positive effect on traffic safety.

There are disc brake pads with different friction characteristics (pad material): soft, semi-hard, hard and ceramic, the use of which is determined by the operating conditions of the car and the preferences of the driver. Soft pads have more effective braking, but wear out faster, while keeping the brake disc from wear. Ceramic pads are most efficient at high speeds.

The company redBTR manufactures disc brake pads for the entire range of UAZ vehicles.

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