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Old 09-21-2012, 11:52 PM
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that doc's for three years, April 2008- April of 2011.
I couldn't find anything newer.

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I suspect that's for rebranding.
I never understood brake pad rebranding.Seems to me the friction code should prevent us from being confused by the extensive use of brake Marketing rebranding but even AMEC is in cohoots with the brake marketeers.

For example, this document says the following about rebranding tests:
- AMEC Manufacturers Guide
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"If the material is produced for other companies ... this information is considered to be proprietary and will not be released"


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Be interesting to see what the Akebonos have imprinted 'under' their cover.
Indeed!

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Maybe the law applies to pads only?
I hope not. But, we'd have to see some more shoes to be sure.

EDIT: This textbook on brake friction coefficients implies the edge code should be printed on the shoes:
- Brake Friction Theory textbook (pdf)

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Brake pads and shoes have markings on the edges that give the approximate coefficient of friction at low and high temperatures.


Notice that this textbook says that you want the SAME cold & hot coefficients, which would imply that EF is not as good as EE or FF.
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Last edited by bluebee; 09-22-2012 at 12:12 AM. Reason: Added textbook on brake friction theory
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