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Old 04-19-2005, 03:17 PM   #11
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Well wasn't able to locate the Raybestos or Bendix ceramic pads, but Advance Auto sells replacement ceramic pads for the GXP offered by their brake manufacturer - Morse. I figured since ceramic is ceramic, the brand name shouldn't matter even though Morse is a good company. I found the fronts at $42.00 and the rear for $41.00, which beat the other brands prices by quite a bit! So I now have ceramic pads for a lot less money than I had anticipated, no more squeals, NO MORE BRAKE DUST, and it was the easiest brake job I have ever performed!! I was very impressed with how easy the pads were installed, took me all of about 20 minutes for both front and back! Would've even been less, had I not had to clean all the black dust from the calipers and rotors! And the performance is also very noticeable, I would highly recommend swapping out your pads for a set of ceramics, you won't be disappointed!! Thanks for everyone'* help!
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[quote="sahensley"]Well wasn't able to locate the Raybestos or Bendix ceramic pads, but Advance Auto sells replacement ceramic pads for the GXP offered by their brake manufacturer - Morse. I figured since ceramic is ceramic, the brand name shouldn't matter even though Morse is a good company. I found the fronts at $42.00 and the rear for $41.00, which beat the other brands prices by quite a bit! So I now have ceramic pads for a lot less money than I had anticipated, no more squeals, NO MORE BRAKE DUST, and it was the easiest brake job I have ever performed!! I was very impressed with how easy the pads were installed, took me all of about 20 minutes for both front and back! Would've even been less, had I not had to clean all the black dust from the calipers and rotors! And the performance is also very noticeable, I would highly recommend swapping out your pads for a set of ceramics, you won't be disappointed!! Thanks for everyone'* help!
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That'* great news. I wouldn't sweat the name brand either. The lack of brake dust makes it all worth while.

Thanks for the update on your quest.
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Bought a front set from NAPA,part number is 10506990.They also show them for the rear.I have not installed them yet,but plan to do it this weekend.Look forward to losing the dust,and constant cleaning on the wheels.I put them on my 96 Chevy pickup and it cured the dusting on it.

Finally got around to putting these on (May22),and they DO NOT F***ing fit.Thanks NAPA!! for nothing!I Perhaps I will try the Raybestos numbers posted above.
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