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Old 04-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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Teflon brake pads

Has anyone consider or replaced their front brake pads with Teflon pads? Pros n Cons please.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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Has anyone consider or replaced their front brake pads with Teflon pads? Pros n Cons please.
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Teflon brake pads??
Since Teflon has a low coefficient of friction I very much doubt there are "Teflon brake pads"... Teflon (PTFE) : PTFE Teflon Properties
Can you please post a link to, (or information about), the brake pads you're talking about?
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You mean the teflon sheets that are bonded to the back of the steel plate.

Used in scale model racing cars.
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Perhaps he means Kevlar brake pads?
Seems like teflon brake pads is somewhat oxymoronic.......
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Never heard of Teflon, could be that what was meant was Ceramic pads, that cut down on the black dust on rims of disk braked vehicles.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:33 PM   #6
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This was supposed to be posted April 1st-right?
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When in Germany during the 60s, I had a 49 VW with mechanical brakes. Going down hill you would swear they were Teflon!
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Ok, talked again to the mechanic n he said I misunderstood him. Ceramic is the word. I know I heard him correctly, but, not a big deal. So, any info plus or minus on ceramic brake pads? Sorry 4 bad info.
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Ok, talked again to the mechanic n he said I misunderstood him. Ceramic is the word. I know I heard him correctly, but, not a big deal. So, any info plus or minus on ceramic brake pads? Sorry 4 bad info.
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Ceramic pads are good for general service brakes, and offer low dusting to help keep wheels cleaner, but they do not generate the same braking friction that metallic pads do. I have used both on my Dodge Diesel pickup and speak from experience.
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Thanks PushedAround, mechanic is trying to convince me I'll stop on a dime n get 9 cents change.
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Thanks PushedAround, mechanic is trying to convince me I'll stop on a dime n get 9 cents change.
I felt that with the ceramic pads, my truck did not stop as well as with the original Dodge pads. When I wore out the ceramics and installed Napa premium metallics, the braking power returned.
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We changed the pads on our 2005 F250 at 170k miles just because...they were not making any noise and worked fine but felt it was due.

New ones not much thicker than old ones.

Looked semi- metalic or ceramic but not sure.

You could check autozone for their top line pads for a 2005 f250 are to confirm what they are.

They will put you into the windshield if you stomp it.
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I'm going to play it safe. Thanks for info.
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Yea years ago Pontiac told me their alumium brakes would stop on a dime. Yea right! At normal city driving speeds you had to hit a bus or something solid. Try to find out what your chassis mfg put on your MH. Ceramics great for race tracks. But do you want to risk your families lives?
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