How Brake Pads are Made

Brake pad replacement? Ever wonder how to make brake pads? Usually I show you a DIY like how to replace brake pads, but in this video I show you how brake pads are made!
Brake pads from this factory: www.NRSbrakes.com/nrs-chrisfix/
To make brake pads, we start out with raw pickled and oiled steel. The steel gets stamped into a brake pad backing plate which gets analyzed to make sure it meets OEM specifications. Next the brake pad backing plate goes to the NRS press to get a mechanical attachment. Then the backing plates get galvanized and finally brake pad friction material is added. The manufacturer can add and friction material they want such as semi-metallic, organic, or ceramic friction material. Lastly the shim is made and installed on the brake pad and they can be sent to testing! When it is all said and done, I took the brake pads we made and installed them on my truck with new brake rotors!
The company that let me film in their factory is giving all of my fans 20% off their brakes using the code "20off" at checkout. I do not make any money from this! They are doing this to get you guys to try out their new technology brake pads and I will always share a discount to help my subscribers. Here is the link: www.NRSbrakes.com/nrs-chrisfix/
How to replace your own brake pads and rotors: fititle.info/one/videot/bIK1arqakrB9h6A.html
How to Replace Drum Brakes: fititle.info/one/videot/h2XOZNiEl6-jfKw.html
Drum to Disc Conversion: Still working on this video
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Kommentteja

  1. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixVuosi sitten

    The company that let me film in their factory is giving all of my fans 20% off their brakes using the code "20off" at checkout. I do not make any money from this! They are doing this to get you guys to try out their new technology brake pads and I will always share a discount to help my subscribers. Here is the link: www.carid.com/nrs-brakes/ This video was one of my most favorite that I have ever made! It took about a months worth of work and I hope you enjoy! It took a lot of time and work to make and NRS brakes literally closed down part of their manufacturing line so I could film this. It’s absolutely incredible how much help they were! I hope you guys like it and I hope other brands reach out so we can do more of these how-it’s-made episodes! Also I will be in Ireland for a meet-up on Saturday July 13 so check out my Instagram or FItitle stories for more info if you are from Ireland!

  2. Lua Vailoaloa

    Lua Vailoaloa25 päivää sitten

    hi chris, i have a 2013 harley 883, im trying to put back my front caliper brakes on but the pads are stuck together which wont let me attach th calipers back on? any idea how to release the pads

  3. DoTheEvolution78

    DoTheEvolution782 kuukautta sitten

    Excellent video on How Brake Pads Are Made. I would like to see future videos with other sponsors with factory tours... Happy New Years!

  4. Cyclone Cyd

    Cyclone Cyd3 kuukautta sitten

    For shame - they don't make pads for my Saab with 314 brakes 🙄 would have loved to give them a try

  5. Marty Curren

    Marty Curren3 kuukautta sitten

    Take a breath and stop shouting FFS

  6. tiago 999

    tiago 9995 kuukautta sitten

    METE AS LEGENDAS NU CU

  7. Ronn Garcia

    Ronn Garcia14 tuntia sitten

    Chris I like all your videos,it helps me a lot,only one question Chris,what is the best break pads to use? Thank you for your help,so many viewers you really inspired 👍👍👍

  8. StingJay

    StingJay2 päivää sitten

    Amazing video. You are the best youtuber i've ever seen.

  9. indnajns

    indnajns5 päivää sitten

    Extremely well done. Both you and the factory should be proud. Very informative and it's useful to know the "why" behind things so you can make better decisions when buying and when fixing.

  10. Oli The Optimist

    Oli The Optimist9 päivää sitten

    If the breaks do not break then you are gonna break your life’s break!

  11. iMythixz

    iMythixz9 päivää sitten

    Can you try to do how engines are made?

  12. Corey Dorsey

    Corey Dorsey9 päivää sitten

    What's the brand of those crappy rusted pads?

  13. SeagreenSpiral

    SeagreenSpiral11 päivää sitten

    Video starts at 3:00 because he never shuts up

  14. Mavrick Larkin

    Mavrick Larkin12 päivää sitten

    I love your videos

  15. Alex Rivera

    Alex Rivera13 päivää sitten

    Awesome.... Please continúe with videos " how are Made".... Greetings from El Salvador

  16. O Bazaar

    O Bazaar15 päivää sitten

    I still aint buying no NRS brakes, but thanks for sharing how pads are made.

  17. Manuel Medina

    Manuel Medina15 päivää sitten

    cool

  18. Diego Alfredo Puma Jaramillo

    Diego Alfredo Puma Jaramillo16 päivää sitten

    Why are there many dislikes?

  19. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix15 päivää sitten

    Haters gonna hate!

  20. Jim M

    Jim M18 päivää sitten

    Great video Chris. Thanks to you I have bought my first pair of NRS brake pads for my Honda Ridgeline. They're being shipped from Toronto I can't wait to get them on my truck.

  21. Dick The Dorkwing

    Dick The Dorkwing20 päivää sitten

    Circa Chris Farley: "you can stick your head up a bulls ass to see how a steak is made, but wouldn't you rather take the butcher's word for it". I'll take my comment with a side of beef and a hefty charge of ridicule.

  22. Enter Name

    Enter Name20 päivää sitten

    Hey guys Chris fix here, today we are going to swap this in-line 4 for a thermonuclear reactor!

  23. Enter Name

    Enter Name19 päivää sitten

    @ChrisFix thermonuclear power is where it’s at

  24. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix19 päivää sitten

    I think an LS or something would be good enough lol

  25. Arthur Garcia

    Arthur Garcia21 päivä sitten

    "SHEEN"? Is that how you pronounce Shine? Never herd it that way crazy. Awesome video though!

  26. imjustinjong友然

    imjustinjong友然22 päivää sitten

    very cool

  27. Sushanto Gupta

    Sushanto Gupta23 päivää sitten

    Wow !! Very interesting 😃

  28. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix23 päivää sitten

    I'm glad you found the video interesting!

  29. eric dejong

    eric dejong23 päivää sitten

    Wudder!!!, lmao

  30. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix23 päivää sitten

    *Wooder :p

  31. CPX

    CPX23 päivää sitten

    one more thing.. it's time to keep the new brakes and change the car..LOL

  32. Mohd Ahmed

    Mohd Ahmed25 päivää sitten

    Very nice presentation 👍

  33. TDF Public

    TDF Public25 päivää sitten

    This was a great video that surpassed the "How It's Made" show in many respects. I would love to see more videos like this. One improvement you can and should make, is provide better video coverage of the individual steps. (Instead of just showing a component going into a chamber, show what's happening in the chamber.) This is where How It's Made has you beat. They were pretty consistent in getting the viewer a close up view of all the steps. But that's the only area they have you beat. My biggest complaint with the TV show was that all to often, they left me with more questions than answers. This is where your vid really shines. You not only answered every question I would have thought to ask, you showed things I would not have considered. Like brake rotors glowing pink in a torture test!!! That shot was worthy of Mythbusters.

  34. Zerbin Auto

    Zerbin Auto25 päivää sitten

    Wait wait wait. The GOOD brake pads light on fire after braking 15 times? That doesn't sound right. But who brakes 15 hard stops in a row? Teenagers.......Or anyone driving a rental 😂

  35. Ian Kim

    Ian Kim25 päivää sitten

    I think there’s 1000000000000 brake pads

  36. RAM6165

    RAM616526 päivää sitten

    Loved the video! Please do more.

  37. Hydro

    Hydro26 päivää sitten

    Hey Chris, whats a good brake rotor brand?

  38. Alan Grant

    Alan Grant27 päivää sitten

    Love your work this one is especially cool

  39. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix26 päivää sitten

    Thanks a lot!

  40. Wendy Yallop

    Wendy Yallop27 päivää sitten

    The offbeat drum certainly surprise because bangladesh geographically deceive down a jealous kite. decisive, painstaking shampoo

  41. E Anderson

    E Anderson28 päivää sitten

    It would be interesting to see how the friction material is made as well.

  42. MrPiratjen

    MrPiratjen28 päivää sitten

    Hey ChrisFix! It is a really professional and fantastic video. You beat other how it's made videos by far! Really appreciate your videos!

  43. Prithun mech

    Prithun mechUukausi sitten

    "How brake pad friction materials are manufactured" this topic is not covered.

  44. millionair person

    millionair personUukausi sitten

    Gôod job nice education

  45. I'm a racist

    I'm a racistUukausi sitten

    chris gon be the smartereveryday but for cars

  46. Tom von Wicht

    Tom von WichtUukausi sitten

    cool idea

  47. Robert Tomasino

    Robert TomasinoUukausi sitten

    To Chris fix, I am fairly new to your site.I already learned a lot from your videos. Showing how brakes are made was super interesting and informative. I would love to see more. Thank you

  48. Brand Uncensored

    Brand UncensoredUukausi sitten

    Can you do series on manufacturing process of muffler bearings?

  49. Aaron Balchand

    Aaron BalchandUukausi sitten

    Ayyyyyy! As a canadian i hope you had a good time here!

  50. LOLSflint

    LOLSflintUukausi sitten

    AAAAA I LIVE IN TORONTO

  51. Brent Lackey

    Brent LackeyUukausi sitten

    Where are your jack stands?

  52. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    0:00

  53. Noorazman Jumaat

    Noorazman JumaatUukausi sitten

    Hi.. What your opinion about remake brake. (used brake pad send back for engineering shop for shoe/pad replacement. Normally they used special glue. Tq

  54. Piotr R

    Piotr RUukausi sitten

    Clean up the rust, paint, fck 1/2 life of car parts. Oh no, it would cost and they wouldn't pay :)

  55. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    huh?

  56. Hemi HP

    Hemi HPUukausi sitten

    ChrisFix in a vehicle factory: *hold my tools*

  57. alok singh

    alok singhUukausi sitten

    🇮🇳 india 👍🏻

  58. alok singh

    alok singhUukausi sitten

    Thanks for heart👍🏻 love all ur video

  59. amittyagiat80

    amittyagiat80Uukausi sitten

    Excellent information.

  60. amittyagiat80

    amittyagiat80Uukausi sitten

    @ChrisFix yup. I recently got my brake pads changed. But after watching this video I found nucap is far way superior making drive more safe.

  61. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Glad you think so!

  62. Not_Real

    Not_RealUukausi sitten

    can Chris rig?

  63. ishimwe soni

    ishimwe soniUukausi sitten

    I really enjoyed watching this video thank you so much ChrisFix

  64. Wiktor Gliniecki

    Wiktor GlinieckiUukausi sitten

    Thank you! This video is very informative and im sure to buy these brake pads from now on!

  65. Wiktor Gliniecki

    Wiktor GlinieckiUukausi sitten

    @ChrisFix thank you for taking the time to reply and read comments unlike most other youtubers😀

  66. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    I'm glad you found the video informative!

  67. Vinícius Nery

    Vinícius NeryUukausi sitten

    Well, either no more companies reached or the response wasn't that goo, since it's been almost 2 years and this is the only "How it's made" video. So sad.

  68. Mike Nate

    Mike NateUukausi sitten

    i like the video but your voice is so annoying that i just stop watching it... stop exaggerating your voice tone...

  69. Venkat Babu

    Venkat BabuUukausi sitten

    Most erotion is brake and clutch. They control motion. You don't have both you way out.

  70. Bob Smith

    Bob SmithUukausi sitten

    I am surprised that there is still any products made here in Canada.

  71. Irfan Irshad

    Irfan IrshadUukausi sitten

    HI CHRIS..... great video.... dear i have a suzuki gypsy suv... how can i get my regular tyres 6 to 9 inches out from the original position. so it look broad. I am from Vehari, Pakistan. plz guide me properly. I have not yet subscribed you, sorry for that.

  72. Irfan Irshad

    Irfan IrshadUukausi sitten

    thanks Chris...

  73. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks a lot! I’ll be making a video on wheel spacers soon, stay tuned!

  74. SARL BRACO

    SARL BRACOUukausi sitten

    Well you skipped few steps in the production process such as grinding but good and informative video for the general public overall 👍

  75. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks for sharing!

  76. Dean Henthorn

    Dean HenthornUukausi sitten

    Simply clean off the rust, put those back on.

  77. Steve Holt

    Steve HoltUukausi sitten

    NRS Brakes?

  78. Paladin Donnie

    Paladin DonnieUukausi sitten

    Yeah... most of nucap brake pads are made in china... ordered mine from autozone and it was made in china xD

  79. Cooper Richards

    Cooper RichardsUukausi sitten

    You should go to a car factory and see how your favorite brand of car is made.

  80. xot80

    xot80Uukausi sitten

    WTF this Chevy Tahoe have smaller brake disc than my old BMW 5 Touring. USA is 25 years behind Europe... Henry Ford himself showed how to worsen the quality of cars and you can see you have 100 years of experience in building counterfeit cars.

  81. Isaac Carlson

    Isaac CarlsonUukausi sitten

    I have yet to find a set of pads that actually fits right. Most need to be filed to slide properly, some are loosy goosy.

  82. FM

    FMUukausi sitten

    I’m glad I found this. I learned something today.

  83. Sil Bombardi

    Sil BombardiUukausi sitten

    Too much bla bla. Anyway, thanks!

  84. Cap Jambo

    Cap JamboUukausi sitten

    Thanks to NRSBrakes for making this video possible.

  85. Cap Jambo

    Cap JamboUukausi sitten

    @ChrisFix hey Chris I wouldn't be surprise more manufacturers do the same. Then again, you were in Canada, we all know Canadians are nice people. Awesome videos dude, I hope it has payed off all the efforts at all levels. Cheers from Portugal.

  86. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    I'm happy they let me film everything needed to show you guys what goes into making brake pads! Pretty cool stuff!

  87. Mohammad Reyaz

    Mohammad ReyazUukausi sitten

    Osmmm....👍

  88. Brian Vogt

    Brian VogtUukausi sitten

    It's amazing that the factory gave you so much access with cameras. They really trusted you, and you've been faithful to it. You've conveyed the information in a way that everybody can understand. It's a win/win/win for you, the company & us.

  89. Joel Escobedo

    Joel EscobedoUukausi sitten

    Exelent!!

  90. Recon

    ReconUukausi sitten

    14:23 The likelihood is you'll never see this on the road. "Me dropping a fat skid on the brakes"

  91. Recon

    ReconUukausi sitten

    Say Pickled and Oiled Steel 3 times in a mirror and ChrisFix appears behind you to help with your projects.

  92. harrison corey

    harrison coreyUukausi sitten

    Hearing americans pronounce ToronTo is so funny

  93. AFAYIN CHANNEL

    AFAYIN CHANNELUukausi sitten

    that is very cool..!! Your video is very inspiring, really your video is very useful $

  94. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks a lot!

  95. Aerie Qush

    Aerie QushUukausi sitten

    idk if chris would actually noticed this but to be honest your video just helped me to complete my whole assignment . thanks !

  96. Laur's Channel

    Laur's ChannelUukausi sitten

    Hello there, Chris Fix! I spend a lot of time on a '93 ARO 244, it's got drum brakes all-around, brake pump is fine, it brakes but loses line pressure and needs pumping by foot, last time when I installed a front drum I saw one of the cylinders bubbling around its gasket, should I consider replacing it? I got some spare gaskets!

  97. sundanske

    sundanskeUukausi sitten

    Thank you for this great jop youve done to explain how its made .....

  98. Post Modern

    Post ModernUukausi sitten

    How is the pad material made?

  99. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    For another video!

  100. Vikas Malineni

    Vikas MalineniUukausi sitten

    Please make video on various suspension's , if possible their manufacturing process

  101. Tyler Johnson

    Tyler JohnsonUukausi sitten

    Challenge: Take a shot every time Chris says "Backing Plate" ... Congrats, you now have alcohol poisoning!

  102. Josh Ehleiter

    Josh EhleiterUukausi sitten

    You should have gone to Callahan autoparts from Tommy boy😂

  103. Wijaya Bandara

    Wijaya BandaraUukausi sitten

    NICE WORK BRO

  104. djcrazy

    djcrazyUukausi sitten

    that looks so easy to install!!

  105. Brandon Lindsay

    Brandon LindsayUukausi sitten

    You are my role model and I want to be just like you repairing cars and trucks in my drive with common hand tools

  106. mr grumpy

    mr grumpyUukausi sitten

    very interesting .. thank you

  107. Diego Damo

    Diego DamoUukausi sitten

    What a wonderful world if YT would contain only educational videos like this...

  108. Arketor

    ArketorUukausi sitten

    Hey guys😂 nice to hear evrytime

  109. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    ChrisFix here! :p

  110. Ritesh Mahajan

    Ritesh MahajanUukausi sitten

    REALLY ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF IT ... THANKS MAN..!

  111. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    I'm glad you enjoyed the video! Thanks a lot!

  112. Reymark Abansado

    Reymark AbansadoUukausi sitten

    Continue doing this Video maybe next one show us how engine made

  113. ChrisFix

    ChrisFixUukausi sitten

    Thanks for the video idea!

  114. Badminton London

    Badminton LondonUukausi sitten

    How did the galvanized pad with the spikes get the holes filled with material? By Magic?

  115. Francis Ndung'u

    Francis Ndung'uUukausi sitten

    Your test car caught fire, what happened next?

  116. David Lefort

    David Lefort2 kuukautta sitten

    how the friction pads are made that what i wanted to see

  117. Danny Draper

    Danny Draper2 kuukautta sitten

    Fantastic video mate, well done

  118. stewmoo free speech T-shirt

    stewmoo free speech T-shirt2 kuukautta sitten

    This company also cares about poor and desperate labor from poor countries by hiring them which will make Canadians wages go sky high. "But it don't make no sense!" Pa cried. "Not till you see the fella that put out this here bill. You'll see him, or somebody that's workin' for him. You'll be a-campin' by a ditch, you an' fifty other famblies. An' he'll look in your tent an' see if you got anything lef' to eat. An' if you got nothin', he says, 'Wanna job?' An' you'll say, 'I sure do, mister. I'll sure thank you for a chance to do some work.' An' he'll say, 'I can use you.' An' you'll say, 'When do I start?' An' he'll tell you where to go, an' what time, an' then he'll go on. Maybe he needs two hunderd men, so he talks to five hunderd, an' they tell other folks, an' when you get to the place, they's a thousan' men. This here fella says, 'I'm payin' twenty cents an hour.' An' maybe half a the men walk off. But they's still five hunderd that's so goddamn hungry they'll work for nothin' but biscuits. Well, this here fella's got a contract to pick them peaches or-chop that cotton. You see now? The more fellas he can get, an' the hungrier, less he's gonna pay. An' he'll get a fella with kids if he can, 'cause-hell, I says I wasn't gonna fret ya." The circle of faces looked coldly at him. The eyes tested his words. The ragged man grew self-conscious. "I says I wasn't gonna fret ya, an' here I'm a-doin' it. You gonna go on. You ain't goin' back."

  119. Kervon Taylor

    Kervon Taylor2 kuukautta sitten

    Hey Chris man you are truely are an insperation mon keep doing what you do. Blessings

  120. Alex Lammers Gómez

    Alex Lammers Gómez2 kuukautta sitten

    I love your videos I want to be a mechanic I love cars sice I was little

  121. Derek Young

    Derek Young2 kuukautta sitten

    Take a drink every time you hear the words "backing plate".

  122. Neil Clark

    Neil Clark2 kuukautta sitten

    think they are making backing plates...

  123. erwin benally

    erwin benally2 kuukautta sitten

    Yes please continue making these type videos

  124. George Andrews

    George Andrews2 kuukautta sitten

    You are talking about brakes. I know you're American but please stop trying to sound like a rock star it so tiresome. Thanks. Ps . what do you sound like when you're getting layed haha

  125. stewmoo free speech T-shirt

    stewmoo free speech T-shirt2 kuukautta sitten

    So glad that Chris did not censor your comment. We already have enough corporate fascism in the United States. "But it don't make no sense!" Pa cried. "Not till you see the fella that put out this here bill. You'll see him, or somebody that's workin' for him. You'll be a-campin' by a ditch, you an' fifty other famblies. An' he'll look in your tent an' see if you got anything lef' to eat. An' if you got nothin', he says, 'Wanna job?' An' you'll say, 'I sure do, mister. I'll sure thank you for a chance to do some work.' An' he'll say, 'I can use you.' An' you'll say, 'When do I start?' An' he'll tell you where to go, an' what time, an' then he'll go on. Maybe he needs two hunderd men, so he talks to five hunderd, an' they tell other folks, an' when you get to the place, they's a thousan' men. This here fella says, 'I'm payin' twenty cents an hour.' An' maybe half a the men walk off. But they's still five hunderd that's so goddamn hungry they'll work for nothin' but biscuits. Well, this here fella's got a contract to pick them peaches or-chop that cotton. You see now? The more fellas he can get, an' the hungrier, less he's gonna pay. An' he'll get a fella with kids if he can, 'cause-hell, I says I wasn't gonna fret ya." The circle of faces looked coldly at him. The eyes tested his words. The ragged man grew self-conscious. "I says I wasn't gonna fret ya, an' here I'm a-doin' it. You gonna go on. You ain't goin' back."

  126. DORKUCHO TANIHU

    DORKUCHO TANIHU2 kuukautta sitten

    I thank you for the step by step information about how the cars WE THE brake pads are made. THANKS

  127. Tudy S

    Tudy S2 kuukautta sitten

    Hey ChrisFix!🥂

  128. Jamie Palafox

    Jamie Palafox2 kuukautta sitten

    Did u guy Figuer it out the brake are gonna be locked and how to never buy brake pads I think they were on the how bearings never were out hahaha but who u think know and build all your cars too hahah

  129. Jamie Palafox

    Jamie Palafox2 kuukautta sitten

    Please hurry or get some one that can do your fucken job the right way to move forward with plan yes a car can be made to never go out or brake down God

  130. Rokas Siniauskas

    Rokas Siniauskas2 kuukautta sitten

    For me, it's missing the most important part. How friction material is made, and what materials and process is used in the making.

  131. Jay Strock

    Jay Strock2 kuukautta sitten

    I worked at a company that assembled brakes. I was a temporary employee. It is all about cheap labor. The assembly line is very sophisticated. Most employees are not well trained. The assembly lines are constantly shutting down because of mechanical issues. The assemblies work, and are quality. Half of the employees really do not know what they are doing because they have risen to a job beyond their ability and poor training. Cheap labor! It must work because this factory has been making brakes for years, but is going to move to Mexico from USA in the next few years.

  132. stewmoo free speech T-shirt

    stewmoo free speech T-shirt2 kuukautta sitten

    They are in Canada, and yes, corporate fascism is alive and well in the United States. Wages intersect with supply and demand for mass immigration from poor countries to keep American workers wages low. "But it don't make no sense!" Pa cried. "Not till you see the fella that put out this here bill. You'll see him, or somebody that's workin' for him. You'll be a-campin' by a ditch, you an' fifty other famblies. An' he'll look in your tent an' see if you got anything lef' to eat. An' if you got nothin', he says, 'Wanna job?' An' you'll say, 'I sure do, mister. I'll sure thank you for a chance to do some work.' An' he'll say, 'I can use you.' An' you'll say, 'When do I start?' An' he'll tell you where to go, an' what time, an' then he'll go on. Maybe he needs two hunderd men, so he talks to five hunderd, an' they tell other folks, an' when you get to the place, they's a thousan' men. This here fella says, 'I'm payin' twenty cents an hour.' An' maybe half a the men walk off. But they's still five hunderd that's so goddamn hungry they'll work for nothin' but biscuits. Well, this here fella's got a contract to pick them peaches or-chop that cotton. You see now? The more fellas he can get, an' the hungrier, less he's gonna pay. An' he'll get a fella with kids if he can, 'cause-hell, I says I wasn't gonna fret ya." The circle of faces looked coldly at him. The eyes tested his words. The ragged man grew self-conscious. "I says I wasn't gonna fret ya, an' here I'm a-doin' it. You gonna go on. You ain't goin' back."