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Old 05-14-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting ceramic brake pads this weekend and I was wondering if anyone is using them and if so how do they like them, does it reduce brake dust dramatically or is it just a little bit of a difference. Also whats a good brand to use?
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Its pretty night and day. Its also usually lighter in color....so it is less visible.

Just keep in mind that ceramics create a different braking experience. It takes a bit of getting used to.
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The ceramics grab so much better at first I thought my rears stopped working. LOL I only put ceramics on the front.
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The ceramics grab so much better
Except in the rain. Not trying to scare anyone away, but you can feel a pause between when the pads contact the rotor and when they start stopping you. They don't shed the water well. I think they heat up slower (correct me if I am wrong).
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I've always heard that ceramics greatly reduce brake dust (something I hate greatly ), they just cost more than regular brakes. I also heard from other members that you have to get high performance rotors to match with them (just regular everyday rotors can warp, correct me if I too am wrong)
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Ceramics don't transfer heat well so the rotor ends up bearing the brunt. Slotted rotors work great.
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Great info guys! so what is a good rotor/ceramic brake pad combo
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