KFE Brake Systems Tech Session: Brake Stop Distance Test
On May 11th 2011, our team visited Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA to test KFE Quiet Advanced Ceramic Brake Pads against the competition in a 60-0 mph brake stop distance test. The test utilized a 124,000 miles 2006 Honda Civic LX, speeding it up to 60 mph then stop to 0 mph without locking up the ABS. Each test session will have three different runs to give an average, and between each session there will be at least 30 minutes of break time to cool down the brake system. All brake pads tested today are ceramic formulas that you are to purchase at national automotive chains, other than the OE brake pad. We have posted all relevant data on the bottom with our final video. The final result was was exactly what we have expected. KFE Quiet Advanced Ceramic Brake Pads stopped an average of 123 feet, which is 10-20 feet sooner than all other brake pads tested. What does that 10-20 feet mean to you and your family? To compare our results against other magazine test results, Comparison: 2008 Honda Civic vs. 2008 Mazda 3 vs. 2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 2009 Toyota Corolla, May 2008, an Motor Trend article gave the 2008 Honda Civic which has the same brake pad as the 2006 a stopping distance of 127 feet. Another article 2006 Economy Sedan Comparison Test: Honda Civic vs. Mazda, 12/21/2005, by Josh Jacquot of Edmunds.com tested an average distance of 130 feet.