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Old 10-17-2009, 12:09 AM
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So maybe if you live in perpetual winter like us, ceramics might not be a great idea, gotcha.
Many OEM pads are ceramics on high end cars Lexus, Benz, even the Dodge sprinter has ceramics on them. Do they use calcium cloride on the roads where your from? they need to outlaw that stuff....bad nasty stuff.
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EBC organic pads!!!! i can go about a month without a wash and it will BARELY have any dust on the wheels and i do city driving rush hour driving in austin texas
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EBC organic pads!!!! i can go about a month without a wash and it will BARELY have any dust on the wheels and i do city driving rush hour driving in austin texas
Now they are making brake pads that are organic? Hope no one lives on a farm or there may be a farm animal that might get hungry! LOL, but really, I'll have to find some research on what they are made up of and check them out. I'm probably about 6 months away from swaping my front pads out, and despartely need something to keep the dust off. I can wash my wheels, drive to work (about 18miles) and back home (another 18 miles) on a mainly all highway trip and have enough dust to write my name in it.
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I had HAWK Hps pads paired with slotted brembo rotors on my old truck and the bite was very good, however the dust was pretty bad which sucked but hey its nice to stop now and then too. I think ceramics will last you longer with less dust (if any)with metallics you get a better bite but you also get more dust , noise, and rotor wear. So I guess its what you want out of them. Ive heard good things about EBC and think when my time comes my research will start there.
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Mrrmx hit the nail on the head, ceramic pads are ok so long as you don't tow AT ALL, or have to pull up in a hurry on a regular basis or live anywhere near a long hill.
Ceramics are great on cars, comfort, less dust, and last long and don't wear down the rotors as much.
There are 2 main types of metalic pads (and dozons of variations), the suggestions from the other guys are all good, just depends on your budget and availability.
If you're doing serious towing (worktruck and tradesmans trailer) then the silver metal type pads are the best, but will be noisy and wear away your rotors, but for pulling up heavy loads down hills, nothing beats them.
In the middle are semi-metalic that use a ceramic pad material with "copper" strands, I just put Raybestos (just because that's what we use at our shop, & they seem ok, sell lots) rotors (premium) and pads (copper metallic) in the workshop managers 2005 2500 Ram, he tows a 5th wheel and went from here down to the States, was pretty happy with them, not much dust build-up, and are quiet
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Hawke now makes the Carbon Ferro and the Ceramic. I worked with the engineer from Hawke on the Sprinter pads. My Sprinter was their Mule truck for testing them. I only use Hawke pads on my SRT's, they are the only replacement pad that Brembo recommends. The Carbon Ferro is more aggressive stopping power with minimal dust and were on the rotors, the Ceramic is alittle less stopping power in extreme situations ( like 0-100 MPH and back to 0 MPH again) with minimal dust and rotor wear. The Metalic brake pads on the Sprinter were horrible, like my SRT pads - take them around the block and the wheels are black.
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I like the ceramic pads for no dust, they cost more but I? feel its worth it.
i agree, ceramic is the only way to go!
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