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Old 06-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Friction Master Ceramic Pads, AWESOME!!! No Dust!!!!

These brake pads are incredible!!! Before I had to clean my wheels once sometimes twice a week and I only live three blocks from where I work! Now after using the cermaic pads, I have gone three weeks and really haven't needed to touch the wheels at all. My car needed to be washed sooner than the wheels did!!! I highly recommend these pads, around $45 at Advance Auto.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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I use NAPA Cerimix. Any name brand ceramic is a definite improvement. I use to hate washing the wheels. The GXP shreds carbon base pads.
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Hmm, I got ceramic pads and they do seem to make less brake dust, but it'* still there.

Maybe I shouldn't have gotten Dura-crap I mean Duralast from autozone.
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They all dust to so me extent I think, but the OEM dust is black as coal and ultra miserable to get off the wheels.
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Im rollin with the dura last pads right now and I've never had an issue with a lot of break dust.
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Im rollin with the dura last pads right now and I've never had an issue with a lot of break dust.
Try a high end brake pad from Akebono or Bendix, and you'll see and feel the difference.

I'm also using Friction Master pads on my Bonneville. I have a set of Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra Premiums ready to go on when these wear out. I'm annoyed at how much they squeal though, and they're only half worn.
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Agree with Xtreme
Funny, I just posted this link to another thread...
I really like these: Hawk Front Brake Pad Set Performance Ceramic
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I use C-max ceramic pads from autozone on my intrepid and i wont use anything else..
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I use C-max ceramic pads from autozone on my intrepid and i wont use anything else..
Why does everyone use those pieces of crap? No offense man, but that'* a pretty ignorant statement. Mine were MELTED when I took them off my regal after a week of driving. I was really pissed that I had to redo my brakes because of $60 pads that smoked up every time I pulled a hard stop from 40-0mph. I finished them off after one stop from 70-0. You couldn't just smell the smoke, you could see it!!!

Worst crap I've ever used in my life. There are much better pads out there.
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Why does everyone use those pieces of crap? No offense man, but that'* a pretty ignorant statement. Mine were MELTED when I took them off my regal after a week of driving. I was really pissed that I had to redo my brakes because of $60 pads that smoked up every time I pulled a hard stop from 40-0mph. I finished them off after one stop from 70-0. You couldn't just smell the smoke, you could see it!!!

Worst crap I've ever used in my life. There are much better pads out there.
I have them on 3 cars.Been on them for about 8 months now and no issues what so ever.It sounds like you got a bad set of pads.I work there part time and they dont get returned that often.are you sure you didnt get the golds instead?Now I have seen alot of the golds returned.
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