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Bosch loudly introduces 'quiet' brake pads

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Bosch loudly introduces 'quiet' brake pads

The Bosch Group is being anything but quiet about the launch of its QuietCast premium disc brake pads, which feature rubber-core shims designed to promote silent operation, according to the company.

The unique rubber core in the shim dampens brake sound vibration, says Rob Backode, director of product management for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Brake Components North America.

The laminated shim is heat and pressure cured between two layers of steel using Bosch's own Molded Shim Technology, a process that bonds the rubber to the steel. The result is not only lower noise, but also increased strength and corrosion resistance; the shim stays attached and won’t delaminate over time, walk off or shift.

The new brake pads also feature "advanced platform-specific friction formulations," which are tested using the same procedures Bosch uses for OE friction.

"QuietCast disc brake pads offer platform-specific ceramic, semi-metallic and non-asbestos organic (NAO) formulations, rubber-core shims and Molded Shim Technology on selected applications," adds Backode.

The brake pad program is made up of 789 part numbers that will provide 95% coverage for all makes and models of Asian, domestic and European automobiles, light trucks and SUVs throughout the United States and Canada, according to Bosch. The pads are packaged in high impact, tri-lingual NOM50-compliant boxes with illustrated labels showing the axle position and pad diagram. All pads are individually wrapped for extra protection.

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