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Old 08-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #11
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Has anyone had issues with the ceramic pads in the rain, especially when the ambient air is below 40 degrees? I had some problems with ceramics on my Impala. They'd get wet/cold and would hesitate to stop. The most memorable experience was in the rain w/ cross wind. One side started to grab before the other and it pitched the car sideways.
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havent used them yet was thinking about it but that makes me nevous i use performance friction carbon metallic from auto zone and they stop on a dime only problem with them is they eat the rotors twice as fast as regular pads
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I use Hawk Ceramic pads on alll of my vehicles and here is how I bed the brakes.

After installing new pads make 6 to 10 stops from approximately 35 mph with moderate pressure. Make an additional two to three hard stops from approximately 40 to 45 mph. Do not allow the vehicle to come to a complete stop.When completed with this process, park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool completely before driving on them again. Do not engage the parking brake until after this cooling process is compete.

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Well, of course Mr HoodWretch is gonna tell you AC Delco is best. Who would say something other then their own is best. To be fair, ceramics were developed to reduce heat on race cars, they may not work as well as OEM in certain vehicles. I know alot of people here are making their comments based on the fact they use slotted rotors as well as the ceramic pads. It does make a difference. Also, ceramics eat rotors quicker. You dont get something for nothing in the realm of physics. I like NAPA'* Ceramix. Best of both worlds.

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Why is it that I am coming across more and more threads that are being answered by Staff and not moved to their proper Forums? This place is trashed. I think I need better maids. Applications now being taken.[/QUOTE]

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It was a joke to relieve the frustration after moving 3 threads that were in no way "Model Year specific" The Mods here do a great job. Real life gets in the way and things get a tad messy. Get a full year tenure, and a couple hundred posts per month, and I'll put you on the short list.
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I have a 2002, so I post in the 00-05, its really the only (other than audio) section I post in...

Would seem to be the logical place to post... especially not knowing what issues would be specific to the 2002 or not...

I never look at the general forum...
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No big deal on your part Polo. For the Forum, it'* best for threads such as this, "ceramic brakes" to be in General Chat so all Model Year owners get in on a discussion that involves all years of Bonnevilles. We here dont consider this as misposting and something to bother members about. I should have PM'ed you I did it and why. Itz all good.
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