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Old 04-24-2015, 07:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by EDALLSAILS View Post
Ceramics great for race tracks.
Two completely different animals. On the track, your brakes need to work when they are hot. On the street they need to work when they are cold.

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In my experience, and having read extensively on the
subject, ceramic pads are far superior in every way.

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I do know that all Chevy/GMC HD trucks come with ceramic pads.
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My porsche came with ceramic brake pads and they were made to stop you from 160mph.

I had trouble with my truck brake pads when i was pulling a 5th wheel After going down a few mountains the truck would chatter and fill like the calipers were warped. GM service center were going to install ceramic pads to cure that but i sold the 5th wheel before i did that.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:36 PM   #19
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I do know that all Chevy/GMC HD trucks come with ceramic pads.
My 02 Chevy dually came with ceramic. I burned by brakes in AK. In Whitehorse,BC the chevy service dept. installed cheaper sintered metallic pads. Truck doesn't stop nearly as well, especially towing 15,000lbs.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:58 AM   #20
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Pad material has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. The majority of OE pads are ceramic compounds for many reasons. Some ceramic pads work better than others but just like any product there are different grades and qualities. As a service manager the top customer concerns are Noise, Fade, Dust using a premium quality ceramic pad solves those it also keeps my Techs happy with no comeback issues. Some of the previous comments are correct early and still some cheaper ceramics had cold stopping issues because they shed heat too quickly and did not grab. Ceramics have been our choice when available for the vehicle during the last 5 years with very good results. Some vehicles metallic compound is the only choice and as long as a premium part such as the Napa professional line are used braking should be as good as factory or better. Regardless of compound proper service is the key to good braking results and pad life. Clean lubed and smoothly working calipers coupled with strong retaining hardware keep the pads from dragging building up extra heat and allow good even pad contact when applied. Don't forget changing your brake fluid every few years it absorbs moisture lowering the boiling point and is the #1 cause of brake fade.
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Here is my thought of the day.

If you tow 15,000 lb trailer, with brakes, behind anything, it should stop the same.

If not, then your trailer brakes are useless.

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