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Old 07-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Ceramic Pads?

would ceramic pads work on stock rotors? will it make a nasty noise when i apply the brakes? i currently have part ceramic pads and they have an annoying squeal when i brake and they produce an abnormal amount of brake dust. any way to fix this? or just buy different pads?

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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They are fine. Your pads must just be shot. Usually they produce less brake dust
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Re: Ceramic Pads?

the pads squeaked since i installed them about 4 months ago
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The squeaking is normal. Ceramics have a higher metal content in them, hence the reason they squeak and stop better. If the squeaking bugs you then buy a non-metallic pad.

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They also create more dust
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The thing is my half ceramics produce a lot of dust. So idk what the problem is. After 3 days the wheel is very black
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The thing is my half ceramics produce a lot of dust. So idk what the problem is. After 3 days the wheel is very black
That's normal

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The squeaking is normal. Ceramics have a higher metal content in them, hence the reason they squeak and stop better. If the squeaking bugs you then buy a non-metallic pad.

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They also create more dust
Correction, it has less metal content. However the compounds used just create more dust and noise. Than normal pads.
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That's normal

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Correction, it has less metal content. However the compounds used just create more dust and noise. Than normal pads.
Okay thanks and ceramic pads will lower the brake dust but increase the squeal noise? Correct?
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Okay thanks and ceramic pads will lower the brake dust but increase the squeal noise? Correct?
Not necessarily, the brake dust is what mostly causes a squeal noise and most aftermarket pads seem to produce a lot of brake dust. A lot of it just depends on the brand.
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Not necessarily, the brake dust is what mostly causes a squeal noise and most aftermarket pads seem to produce a lot of brake dust. A lot of it just depends on the brand.
I bought brake best half ceramics thinking they would be quiet but boy was I wrong haha. The brake dust though is crazy compared to my old pads
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I bought brake best half ceramics thinking they would be quiet but boy was I wrong haha. The brake dust though is crazy compared to my old pads
Yeah I know the feeling. If you can, take apart the bakes and try and blow out the dust. It should help the squealing a bit.
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Try BAER Decelaotors and Decelarotor pads, I have them and have noticed no noise and very low brake dust.
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Yeah I know the feeling. If you can, take apart the bakes and try and blow out the dust. It should help the squealing a bit.
I think I'll do that today because these brake best pads suck haha. If I go down a 20 mile trip and back the rims have a decent amount of dust on them

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Try BAER Decelaotors and Decelarotor pads, I have them and have noticed no noise and very low brake dust.
I'll try those. Are those ceramic or half ceramic?
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Do you have stock rotors?
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Do you have stock rotors?
Nope, I have the drilled and slotted Decelarotors
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Re: Ceramic Pads?

I run Hawk Ceramic pads and love them for the money...i'm guessing you have a semi-metallic pad op and not a true ceramic since you're having dust issues and squeaking...they have a nice bite but don't keep things nice and clean. time to upgrade
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