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HEL Carbon Fiber Brake Pad Shims | 16-23+ Civic Type R FK8 & FL5, 23+ Integra Type S DE5

HEL Carbon Fiber Brake Pad Shims | 16-23+ Civic Type R FK8 & FL5, 23+ Integra Type S DE5

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  • 2017 - 2021 Honda Civic Type R FK8
  • 2023+ Honda Civic Type R FL5
  • 2023+ Acura Integra Type S DE5


HEL Performance have pulled out all the stops when developing their carbon fiber brake pad shims. They've used the finest carbon fiber, combined with an exclusive resin which is non-combustible and thermally resistant to temperatures over 400°C (752°F). This special resin cures an attractive yellow or orange depending on the batch.

These don't just look the part though: initial testing carried out by a professional racing driver in various road and track conditions showed a huge average temperature drop of 49°C (120.2°F) on the front calipers.

Anything that helps reduce the temperature and increase efficiency of brake components is a good thing, especially as caliper seals are at risk of being damaged when they get too hot.

Installing these carbon fiber brake pad shims will certainly inspire confidence that when you brake aggressively, all the components are being kept cool and working at their best.

You can also re-use the shims when changing pads, as long as they're in a good condition.

Caliper Temperatures
Standard HEL Carbon Fibre Shims Difference
Front Right 217.8°C 165.6°C ↓  52.2°C (24%)
Front Left 224.8°C 178.9°C ↓  45.9°C (20.4%)
Rear Right 138.9°C 116.6°C ↓  22.3°C (16.1%)
Rear Left 131.1°C 113.3°C ↓  17.8°C (13.6%)


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