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Element3™ Automotive Brake Pads

Ultimate Line of Automotive Brake Pads

Element3 Brake Pads are the pinnacle of automotive brake pads. With EHT™ Enhanced Hybrid Technology and professional grade formulations, Element3 pads offer:

  • Unparalleled performance and reliability
  • Excellent coverage for domestic and import applications
  • Improved pad wear and durability

When you buy a set of Element3 brake pads, you can expect to find an application-specific formula that displays the following features:

  • Quiet operation and superior stopping power
  • Premium multi-layer shims and stainless steel hardware for maximum noise damping
  • Late-model coverage
  • Compliance with all environmental copper regulations
  • Hardware included, where applicable

EHT™ Enhanced Hybrid Technology Formulations


EHT Enhanced Hybrid Technology formulations offer:

  • The best attributes of ceramic and semi-metallic all in one pad
  • Unsurpassed stopping power and vehicle control
  • Late model coverage
  • Improved pad wear and durability
  • Increased stopping power during aggressive braking

With domestic and import application coverage, our EHT friction is designed for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. 

Drivers looking for top-of-the-line braking technology with unprecedented braking control and stopping power should look no further than EHT formulations.



Enhanced Hybrid Technology formulations have a premium blend of friction materials. This supports:

  • Optimal performance
  • Improved pad wear and durability
  • Increased stopping power during aggressive braking


The shims on EHT formulations promote quiet stopping in a wide variety of temperature ranges and vehicle platforms.

The shim has five layers, including:

  • Clear epoxy coating
  • Two layers of cold rolled steel
  • Modified nitrile rubber
  • Viscoelastic material

Electronic Wear Sensor

Electronic wear sensors are included in your EHT box if the application calls for it. 

Brake Hardware

Depending on what the application calls for, you may find the following hardware in your EHT box:

  • Abutment Clips
  • Piston Clips
  • Spreader Springs
  • Anti-Rattle Clips


One Million Miles of Testing

We performed more than one million miles of on-road testing on Enhanced Hybrid Technology formulations. These tests were conducted across the following platforms:

  • Domestic
  • Import
  • Light truck
  • Fleet

These tests resulted in a brake pad with:

  • 20 to 25 percent improved stopping power
  • Reduced noise
  • 35 percent wear reduction


Professional Grade Formulations


Raybestos professional grade brake pads are offered in either ceramic or semi-metallic formulations and are guaranteed to match or improve on OE friction performance.

Offering excellent coverage for import and domestic applications, professional grade formulations extend the premium quality you expect from the Element3 brand to a wider range of vehicles.



Professional grade formulations are made with application-specific ceramic or semi-metallic formulations.

  • Semi-metallic applications provide quiet braking and a strong bite for OE-matched or better braking power.
  • Ceramic applications deliver responsive braking that’s clean and silent.

All products are cured so that they are ready to install right out of the box.

Backing Plate

The backing plate is stamped or shaved depending on the application. This allows for proper movement of the pad within the caliper assembly and helps to reduce:

  • Noise
  • Premature wear
  • Brake pulsation

Slots and Chambers

The slots and chamfers match OE design, which allows braking gasses to escape and helps reduce:

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Harshness


Noise-dampening shims deliver quiet braking and excellent durability.

The shims are fitted to the pad with a spring-locked attachment, ensuring they stay in place for their entire service life.

Electronic Wear Sensors

Attached electronic wear sensors are included when the application calls for it.