Ceramic Brake Pads - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Liberty Forums > KJ Liberty Forum > Ceramic Brake Pads

~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~Want to be able to SEE? DOT Approved Headlights for under Coil Spring Options from Ruffstuff!

Reply
Unread 04-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
jp7794
Registered User
2006 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MO
Posts: 319
Ceramic Brake Pads

Are ceramic brake pads for the front brakes of a KJ worth the extra money ?

Thoughts and opinions.

jp7794 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
mdougall
Registered User
2004 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 9
Less brake dust.
mdougall is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
tjkj2002
Registered User
2002 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8,166
I know my '02 KJ came from the factory with ceramic pads.
__________________
'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
tjkj2002 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
jp7794
Registered User
2006 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MO
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjkj2002 View Post
I know my '02 KJ came from the factory with ceramic pads.
That is interesting since it was 10 years ago when ceramic pads were pretty exclusive.
jp7794 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
tjkj2002
Registered User
2002 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by jp7794 View Post
That is interesting since it was 10 years ago when ceramic pads were pretty exclusive.
Not really.10 years ago you could most likely count the number of vehicles that did not come with ceramic pads on both hands.
__________________
'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
tjkj2002 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
Lafever25
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 19
Answer to your question is yes... Depending on you and your budget I guess. Ceramic pads create less dust and noise. Also they're not as stressful on your rotors so your rotors actually last longer or are in better shape so you won't need to re-surface them during next pad change.
Lafever25 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
tjkj2002
Registered User
2002 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 8,166
Ceramic pads............

-less brake dust
-in some cases are very noisy and normal
-works better hot,not so good cold
-tears up rotors faster
-not good for very heavy vehicles or towing


Semi-Metallic...........

-little more brake dust
-works very well cold and hot
-softer so wears faster
-best for heavy vehicles and towing
-does not tear up rotors like ceramic pads


Organic.............

-cheapest of all 3
-extreme brake dust
-very soft so wears extremely fast
-does not work well cold or hot
-standard pad line at advance auto,autozone
-lower quality so often very noisy
__________________
'02 Liberty sitting on 35" tires,HP44,RockJock60,and AtlasII t-case
tjkj2002 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
Lafever25
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 19
http://www.brakeworld.com/ceramic-brake-pads.asp

Could be read as a little bias, but so are opinions... I use ceramic because they last at least 50k, and I normally have rims so I don't want them dirty.. I also use drilled slotted rotors so it could be my rotors that just last forever.
Lafever25 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #9
jp7794
Registered User
2006 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MO
Posts: 319
Thanks for the input everyone. I drive a very short distance to work so I think I will stay with semi-metallic.
jp7794 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.