Project Mu Type HC-EP Front Brake Pads | Honda Civic Type R | FK2/FK8 2.0T K20C1 | 2015+
HC-EP series replaces the HC+ 800 series, available to order now for delivery in early December 2019.
Project Mu HC-EP is a premium Performance Street, Race and Rally brake pad. The HC-EP has more bite than both NS and B-Spec and has excellent fade resistance. Capable of operating at temperatures up to 600°c, this pad will handle almost all serious braking conditions.
HC-EP is a genuine ‘cross over’ pad suitable for both road and race. HC-EP is extremely capable in competition environments so use this pad if you are involved in serious track day, rally etc.
Along with temperature capabilities, HC-EP is renowned as a ‘drivers pad’ with unmatched driver feel and control.
When brake pads operate at high temperatures, high pressure gases can be created in the pad and can cause a 'gas layer' between the pad and rotor. This can make the driver feel like the brakes have lost performance as the brake pedal feels the same, but the car won't slow down as normal. This phenomenon is known as 'fade'. A slot is manufactured in all Project-Mu pads to offer the gases an escape route.
※ Rotor slots also assist to provide the same solution.
Brake pads manufactured without a chamfer on the leading edge of the friction material, are more likely to produce unpleasant noise. This noise known as brake squeal is actually a high frequency vibration created by the friction between pad and rotor. The vibration can manifest in caliper, rotor or suspension vibration. This 'problem' is reduced or eliminated by the chamfer on the pad material.
※ Brake squeal is more likely to occur in some models, and not others. It can also depend on the condition of the car.
Project-Mu brake pads are subjected to heat treatment as part of the manufacturing process. This process 'burns out' unwanted materials in advance, reducing the gases that can cause fade. As a result, Project-Mu brake pads only need light 'bedding in' to match the pad to your rotor surface.
Brake Pad Structural Stability
Brake pads are subjected to huge pressure from caliper pistons in unequal proportions across the pad. Brake pads must remain flat to offer optimal performance so Project-Mu use only the highest grade quality steel at the correct thickness to ensure this stability. Project-Mu pads are up to 20% stronger than some competitors.