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Old 03-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have luck with ceramic pads? I do brakes for this family and they always want ceramic pads on all there cars.but for some reason they are not lasting very long.they are the most expensive pads you can get.so I figured that they would last a while.
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Maybe they just brake really hard alot. Ceramic pads are pretty good and shouldn't wear any faster than semi metallics
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That's what I thought but they have only been getting about 2-3 years out of them.I have always done there brakes for them.the cars all have different drivers.the vehicles also all have the same brake setup.they are : 04 + 02 Monte Carlo,2006 charger,2007 impala.
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That's what I thought but they have only been getting about 2-3 years out of them.I have always done there brakes for them.the cars all have different drivers.the vehicles also all have the same brake setup.they are : 04 + 02 Monte Carlo,2006 charger,2007 impala.
How many miles are they getting on them?
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I'm not sure.the 07 has 45k on it and it will be the second time I changed them Plus a set of factory pads
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I'm not sure.the 07 has 45k on it and it will be the second time I changed them Plus a set of factory pads
Hmm... What brand are they? Do they ever have issues with warped rotors?
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Yes they have.

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They are from autozone but I don't remember brand.
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Well if they're the c-max pads those are pretty good. But I'd they're having issues with warped rotors its kind of a vicious cycle. They braking hard alot which warps the rotors and the warped rotors will wear the pads faster
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I agree.I have asked them about how they brake.I told them if they stop really slow or have there foot touching the pedal but not really pushing on it it will let the brake touch the rotor enough to heat it up.then I also mentioned stopping really hard is not good either.

I am not trying to be offensive but the whole family is really heavy set.and I didn't know if that made matters worse.I wouldn't think so but just a thought

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It may... Not to be mean but all that extra weight could easily be the problem. You would have to brake harder all the time
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Re: ceramic brake pads

i find ceramic and semi metallic brake pads have a high metal concentration in the pad material so they squeal and tend to eat rotors.i run motorcraft pads on my car and dont have issues.of course when it comes to high performance brake systems,all bets are off.i only install factory brand pads on any and all cars i work on.just like them 13 dollar pads autozone sells that have lifetime warranty but they eat rotors for lunch lol.
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Re: ceramic brake pads

I bought some Hawk pads. I love them. We'll see how long they last.

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It may... Not to be mean but all that extra weight could easily be the problem. You would have to brake harder all the time
The power of a pad would probably be indifferent to its rider unless it had 4 heavy adults in it.
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i find ceramic and semi metallic brake pads have a high metal concentration in the pad material so they squeal and tend to eat rotors.i run motorcraft pads on my car and dont have issues.of course when it comes to high performance brake systems,all bets are off.i only install factory brand pads on any and all cars i work on.just like them 13 dollar pads autozone sells that have lifetime warranty but they eat rotors for lunch lol.
Ceramics are supposed to reduce squeal
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I agree.I have asked them about how they brake.I told them if they stop really slow or have there foot touching the pedal but not really pushing on it it will let the brake touch the rotor enough to heat it up.then I also mentioned stopping really hard is not good either.

I am not trying to be offensive but the whole family is really heavy set.and I didn't know if that made matters worse.I wouldn't think so but just a thought

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I bought some Hawk pads. I love them. We'll see how long they last.

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The power of a pad would probably be indifferent to its rider unless it had 4 heavy adults in it.
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