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Old 10-13-2009, 11:27 AM
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I was wondering about a good brand of brake pads that would work on my truck. Right now I have 78,000 miles on the 05 Ram truck with the original front pads. I have had almost no brake dust occur on the wheels. The Dealership tells me the compound of the pads that came on my truck from the factory was semi-metallic. They offer those same pads in the OE Mopar brand. They also offer a cheaper pad in the Value-Line brand. I am just mainly searching for a good quality pad that would give me another 78,000+ miles with low brake dust. Any of the aftermarket brands perform beyond expectations? Anybody have any extreme luck with the ones they have bought?
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I like the Wagner Thermo Quiets . My SRT8 car was horrible for brake dust . Removed the factory pads and put these on , what a major improvement .
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I like the Wagner Thermo Quiets . My SRT8 car was horrible for brake dust . Removed the factory pads and put these on , what a major improvement .
Were the pads semi-metallic or some other compound material? How many miles have you put on the pads?
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I use the EBC YellowStuff pads and I've put about 20000 kms on them and they're still in good shape. They break in great (special break-in compound) and have amazing wear resistance even with hard use.
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I like the ceramic pads for no dust, they cost more but I? feel its worth it.
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I like the ceramic pads for no dust, they cost more but I? feel its worth it.

Are you using, or have used, any particular brand of ceramic brake pad?
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Were the pads semi-metallic or some other compound material? How many miles have you put on the pads?
They were factory Brembo pads . I believe they were metallic . I have 25,000 miles on the Thermo Quiets . Brake dust was horrible . Wash the wheels one day . Next day their black already . Now I can go several weeks before it starts to look bad .
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I am still on the factory pads ...once there gone its ceramics. I like Bendix $$$$ or Napa
premium ceramic pads. The down side is braking with cold pads is they do not grab as good when they have heat in them. Not a big deal but it is noticable.
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So maybe if you live in perpetual winter like us, ceramics might not be a great idea, gotcha.
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I've had good experience with Bendix. Not ceramic, a little dusty, but they hold up well. You also get to register for a coupon for a free set when the first wear out.
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