THIS IS ONE SET OF FRONT & REAR DBA EXTREME PERFORMANCE DISC PADS TO SUIT A VE V6 & V8 COMMODORE WITH STANDARD BRAKES FROM 2006 TO 2012 . WE HAVE DBA STANDARD , SLOTTED AND XDRILLED ROTORS IN STOCK TO GO WITH THESE PADS AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR SAME DAY PICK UP OR DISPATCH FROM OUR PARTS WARHOUSE AT 19 / 157 HYDE STREET YARRAVILLE VICTORIA . OUR PHONE NUMBER IS 1800 ROTORS OR 1800 768677 .
|YOU ARE BUYING A PAIR OF DBA SP PERFORMANCE PAD FIT HOLDEN COMMODORE SS. SS-V VE 08~10 6.0L L76 AFM|
DBA Performance Brake Pad Q&A
Q. What is the best pad for my vehicle?
A. Refer to the ‘ DBA Performance – Disc Rotor & Brake Pad Reference Guide’.
The key factors that determine which brake pad is best for your car is based on the type of vehicle and what you intend on using it for.
DBA Street Performance (SP) brake pads have been developed to provide an effective friction response to pedal application and low wear. Low wear means less dust. SP is ideal for normal to spirited street use in most vehicles.
DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) brake pads, are for heavy duty applications, where higher friction levels are required, in order to safely brake under extreme conditions.
Heavy loads can either be; high axle loads, higher speeds or a combination of both.
There are many applications where the ideal brake pad recommendation will be to use a mix of:
DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) on the front; and
DBA Street Performance (SP) on the rear. This is when the front brakes are doing considerable more work than the rears, typically on trade utes, vans, 4WD’s and some performance applications.
Refer to the ‘DBA Performance – Disc Rotor & Brake Pad Reference Guide’
Q. Why doesn’t DBA have both SP & XP available for all applications?
A. DBA stocks most popular applications in both SP and XP friction compounds.
Exceptions arise where vehicle testing has indicated (for certain applications) optimal performance is achieved by using only SP or XP.
e.g. high friction noise generation, possibility of lock-up from excessive friction on the rear brakes, or heavy vehicle requirements.
Q. What is the difference between SP and XP?
A. The key difference between SP and XP is the friction level and operating temperature(s).
The DBA SP range has been developed for optimal friction performance and longer life in street applications.
The DBA XP range has a higher friction level and operating temperature. The addition of carbon fibre elements in the DBA XP brake pad range, assists with better thermal stability at higher temperatures, when used in heavy duty applications.
Note: Wear and dust may increase in heavy duty applications.
Q. Why should I choose DBA Performance Pads over other pads?
A. DBA performance pads are developed for extreme Australian conditions.
We have focused on higher friction class materials, optimal thermal stability, low dust and wear rates to produce a new generation of braking performance.
We have developed these compounds from the ground up, listening to our customers’ demands.
DBA Performance Pads work perfectly with DBA’s range of disc rotors, addressing limitations of other brake pads in the market – that may compromise vehicle performance.
Q. Why use XP not SP (even though there is no track use)?
A. There are many applications that require higher friction and thermal stability other than track use. Such as large 4WD’s fully fitted out for adventures (GVM upgrade), towing a boat or caravan or trades vehicles carrying tools and equipment. Axle weight can add up fast.
Vehicles carrying heavy loads and/or vehicles travelling at high speed (i.e. track use) demand similar performance requirements when it comes to braking.
Q. Why don’t I just buy the Xtreme Performance (XP) Pads?
A. Sometimes too much friction can have an adverse affect on braking.
Too much or too sensitive brake torque (wheel lock-up) may reduce your ability to adjust braking performance in environments such as wet roads or loose surfaces.
i.e. More is not always better!
Refer to the ‘ DBA Performance – Disc Rotor & Brake Pad Reference Guide’.
Q. Can DBA pads be used on any rotor or does it have to be only on DBA rotors?
A. DBA performance pads are suitable for all makes of disc rotors.
However, they have been developed and tested for optimal use with DBA rotors.
Use with other types of rotors, may result in varying performance, wear rates and dust.
Q. Why are some of your part numbers different to other brands?
A . DBA Performance Pads are aligned with the DB part numbering system (industry standard in Australia) - where possible.
Where a DB reference does not exist at the time of production, DBA has adopted a DB number using the international FMSI reference (Friction Manufacturers Standards Institute).
Q. What are the DBA pads made of?
A. DBA SP (semi-metallic) and XP (semi-metallic carbon fibre) - contain various metals and complimentary elements (carbon fibre, ceramics, and more) to achieve optimal performance.
DBA’s range of performance brake pads DO NOT contain any harmful chemicals or substances. Most importantly: No Asbestos!
Q. Are the pads low dust?
A. Brake dust is the product of wear on both the disc brake rotor and the brake pads.
Compared to leading performance brands tested, the wear rate is lower when using DBA performance pads and therefore the dust may be less.
Note: XP will have higher dust levels than SP, due to the higher friction levels
Q. Are the pads copper free?
A. The SP pads are copper free. The XP pads have a low copper content.
The focus on copper in USA (2 states), is due to new legislation being implemented by 2025 for brake pads to contain less than 0.5% copper, to reduce waste for environmental reasons.
Q. Are the Pads NAO (Non-Asbestos Organic)?
A. Extensive R&D has found both DBA SP and DBA XP semi-metallic friction materials provide the best performance levels for Australia’s extreme conditions.
Q. Do the pads have asbestos?
A. NO! DBA products contain NO asbestos.
Q. Are the pads R90 certified (European Standard)?
A. The ECE R90 standard requires performance characteristics within 15% of the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s standard brake pad.
DBA Performance Pads are a high-performance product for applications above and beyond the standard expectation.
Q. How long do the pads last?
A. DBA has conducted testing on various vehicle applications and are continuously undertaking monitoring and testing. Based on these results the product life has shown to be approximately 20% or better than many leading brands.
Q. Are the pads soft or hard (pedal feel)?
A. DBA Performance pads produce a hard (firm) pedal feel.
They are a high density / low compressibility friction material, which provides improved pedal feel (hard) and high brake torque.
Q. Do the pads have slots and why?
A. All DBA Performance pads have a centre groove/slot.
This slot is required to reduce internal stress under high temperatures.
Q. Do the pads have chamfers and why?
A. The DBA Street Performance (SP) pads do have chamfers to reduce noise at lower temperatures and speed.
Based on testing the DBA Xtreme Performance (XP) and DBA Race Performance (RP) pads do not require chamfers when used in the intended application.
Q. Do the DBA pads have wear indicator lines?
A. Most DBA Performance pads have either electronic sensors or mechanical screech sensors to notify the driver when the pads are at end of life. Those that do not have sensors are typically opposed piston calipers where the pads are clearly visible through the wheels.
Q. When should I replace my DBA pads?
A. On most DBA performance pads the wear sensors will let you know. When no sensors exist, it is recommended to replace the pads when approx. 4mm of friction material is remaining. THIS IS ONE SET OF FRONT & REAR DBA STREET PERFORMANCE DISC PADS TO SUIT A VE V8 & V8 COMMODORE WITH STANDARD BRAKES FROM 2006 TO 2012 . WE HAVE DBA STANDARD , SLOTTED AND XDRILLED ROTORS IN STOCK TO GO WITH THESE PADS AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR SAME DAY PICK UP OR DISPATCH FROM OUR PARTS WARHOUSE AT 19 / 157 HYDE STREET YARRAVILLE VICTORIA . OUR PHONE NUMBER IS 1800 ROTORS OR 1800 768677 .