Before fitting Brembo directional brake pads, check the assembly instructions.
The arrows on the anti-noise shim of Brembo brake pads indicate the disc rotational direction, which means they should be taken into account when fitting the pads inside the caliper body.
You need to make sure the arrow is pointing in exactly the same direction in which the wheels revolve when the vehicle is in motion.
Sometimes you may find the capital letters L “left” or R “right” instead of arrows, to indicate the side of the car on which the brake pad should be fitted.
Other indications of the presence of directional brake pad include the presence of a crescent or half moon cut-out on the anti-noise shim or differentiated chamfers on the pad itself.
In case of the former, it is advisable to ensure the half moon cut out is presented at the leading edge where the pad first contacts the brake disc.
In case of the latter, the chamfer prevents the brake pad from lifting off the disc when braking. During installation, make sure that the bigger chamfer area is first to contact the brake disc as it revolves.
In all cases, make sure you keep to the assembly instructions, which can be found in the box and can also be downloaded from the website, by accessing the details page of the brake pad code.
Brembo directional brake pads were created to enhance the comfort of the braking system, so fitting them on the wrong side could increase the noise level during braking, increase pad wear and reduce system performance.