Global OE friction manufacturer, TMD Friction, has proved the quality of its Textar aftermarket brakes in a recent AMS braking test, that scored Textar above the competition and original equipment manufactured material.
The first and the tenth braking applications were evaluated to provide information about the characteristics of the brake pads when they were cold and hot.
Overall, Textar achieved the best results compared to the competitors’ products and the VW Passat Variant scored even better results than the OEM material.
The Audi A5 with Textar brakes performed identical to the OEM material, for cold and hot braking, and was the most stable performer in comparison with its competitors.
The difference between the first and tenth braking application was only 0.2 m, the same as the amount achieved by the brake pad fitted as part of the original equipment from the manufacturer.
The biggest deviation by a competitor was 2.8 m.
For cold braking, Textar brake pads and all three competitors achieved better results than the OEM material.
For hot braking, nearly every brake pad except one beat the OEM pad in terms of braking distance.
Textar was the supplier with the lowest deviation between the first and tenth braking application, only 0.2m, compared to a competitor with 8.7m which corresponds to two vehicle lengths.
TMD Friction performed the test within the scope of the benchmark series, to secure and expand the high quality and performance of its products based on the results gained.
Vincenzo Di Caro, product engineer at TMD Friction, said: “Today, in a time of high-tech, high-performance cars and increasing traffic, brakes have to generate maximum performance with speeds of up to 250 kilometres per hour.
“Significant testing cycles are also very important to us in order to check and improve our products.
“The AMS test shows one of many examples of Textar placing great importance on safety as well as removing prejudice by demonstrating that aftermarket brake pads can be even better than OE products when dealing with original spare parts.”
TMD Friction launched its premium brake brand, Textar, to the UK market aftermarket earlier this year.
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