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Old 04-06-2010, 09:06 PM
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Hey there folks I have been at sea for a while, home for 5 days and leaving tomorrow for 5 weeks. This next trip I will be heading to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. I am thinking of getting ceramic brake pads while in the USA. Here are my questions, are they worth it, anybody using them that can provide input and do i need to buy new rotors?
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droshemiram seems to think highly of them. Maybe he'll chime in with some info for you
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Ceramics tend to have less fade, create less dust, and cause less noise. Your stock rotors will be fine but you should have them resurfaced if they are still thick enough. If they are close to the discard spec, replace them.
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I agree with Remerson

If you want to get new brake pads check out EBC brakes they make a set called Greenstuff, they are supposed to be really good. Another member replaced his with those and he liked them a lot.

The front get Greenstuff 7000 and the rear Greenstuff 6000
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Only 9000km (5500 mi) on the rotors, so should be fine
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Ya thy should be fine. I hear that the EBC pads do give mroe braking power compared to stock. If you are looking for that then I would make the switch
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I can't speak for EBC on a Ram but I do use them on my ATV and can say they are excellent.
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Ceramics tend to have less fade, create less dust, and cause less noise. Your stock rotors will be fine but you should have them resurfaced if they are still thick enough. If they are close to the discard spec, replace them.
took the words right out of my mouth lol ceramic is the way to go,Its a good Idea to resurface rotors.
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Go ceramic, you won't be dissapointed. I run the EBC myself on all 4 corners plus the sports rotors, and stopping my QC on 22s is night and day compared to the factory setup. Do some research on the ceramic pad you go with, some are fairly cheap and will squeal even if the rotor's true, and shims are a must IMHO. I'd look for a set with a mid groove and beveled edges, the straight edges are mostly race application and can be noisy.
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Thanks for all the input, I am going to pick them up in Fla, and will let you all know how they work out. I don't think I can access this site form Sea because of security issues, so chat a ya all later.
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