PFC 08 Racing Pads for E46 M3 (Stock Rear Caliper)
Part #: 0548.08.16.44
PFC Brakes are a leader in high-performance braking technology. Manufactured right here in the U.S., PFC has been the go-to choice for many top racing teams around the world. They have worked closely with BMW & Porsche on the development of their pad compounds and PFC Brakes are even standard fitment on Porsche 991 GT3 Cup cars.
We run PFC brakes on our cars for their consistent performance lap-after-lap and their low-wear rates. These things do not overheat either. While you may pay a little bit more for these pads upfront compared to say a Hawk pad, these will last twice as long if not more in many applications. In addition to decreased wear on the pad itself, these pads are also a lot less harsh on rotors. The savings really start to add up compared to inferior brands. In any braking application, you are generally limited by the grip in your tires, these pads will provide all of the stopping power you need.
PFC's can also be used on the street when driving from to and from the track. Like any race pad, they will not have as much bite it the cold, but they will work fine in a pinch. Sometimes they squeak, sometimes they don't, but it generally isn't too bad when they do.
For the 0548 Pad they are available in the following 2 compounds (application dependent):
11 Compound - Strong Initial Bite - Sprint Racing - is a sprint and medium distance friction providing the ultimate in control, with superior disc conditioning. It is ultra smooth and developed to reduce wheel locking at the end of a stop. Typical Applications; Ideal for use at medium-low grip venues where control and modulation are at a premium. 11's wear is par with PFC's legendary 01 compound showing virtually zero taper wear when raced in a properly designed race caliper.
08 Compound - Smooth Bite - Endurance Racing - 08 compounds are one of PFC's most popular and have gained immediate favor in Trackday/HPDE, Endurance Sportscar, and GT racing due to its performance in applications where smooth initial bite is a must. 08 have a slight friction rise with temperature, excellent release, and modulation characteristics. Very low abraded disc wear with a fine grey slate like disc finish, similar to 01. Despite its considerable performance, 08 wears the longest of all PFC pads and easily matches wear of the other competitors with much higher bite.
All Fitments (Stock Rear Calipers):
|E46 (99-05) > 330Ci|
|E46 (99-05) > 330i|
|E46 (99-05) > 330xi|
|E46 (99-05) > M3|
|E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 330i|
|E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335i|
|E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335is|
|E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 2.5i|
|E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0i|
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