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Old 09-15-2010, 06:36 PM
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ok so first off i need to get new brake pads, i have a 2006 1500 with the hemi, and i was thinking about going with ceramic. i don't know much about them but i am looking for something that gives off low dust. i looked into the kbc green stuff and have heard good things about them but they get very pricey. should i suck it up and be happy with kbc or are there other just as good options out there??

second is i was thinking of painting my calipers. my truck is slate grey and i am debating between a few colors. red, blue, or possibly orange. what are your opinions???

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As far as the paint goes, I'd do a darker color. Red might be cool, but I'm more of a good solid black color on all under body parts.. just my opinion though, I think a nice coat of black blows all the other colors out of the water
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Do the ceramic pads require a special rotor? I don't know, that's why I asked.
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No special rotor for ceramic.

Ceramic pads are 'very low dust',,,

Ceramic pads are usually pricey, moreso than semi-met's.
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i was thinking about going with black but if i paint them black then why paint them at all? im going for more of a "pop" look but nothing crazy.
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I use Wagner Thermo Quiets . They are low dust and not to bad on price . Thats what I run on all my vehicles .
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As far as the paint goes, I'd do a darker color. Red might be cool, but I'm more of a good solid black color on all under body parts.. just my opinion though, I think a nice coat of black blows all the other colors out of the water
I'm having the same issues - The truck is Inferno Red which I'm betting will clash with the bright red that is typically caliper/engine paint. The lower is Metallic Grey. I wonder if yellow would stand out too much?

Definitely think yellow on your all-grey truck would look nice though.
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you might look at this site
http://www.ebcbrakes.com/automotive/index.shtml

& then this site
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...7a1c3c62b92b94
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i was actually thinking about yellow...but i havent deciced yet.. this is a tuff one. whatever color i decide to do my calipers i am also going to do some things under the hood and try and use that as my color scheme.

also i wrote in my first post that i was looking at "kbc brakes". i dont know why i wrote that. i meant ebc lol
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