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Unread 04-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ceramic Brake Pads

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

Thoughts and opinions.

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Unread 04-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Less brake dust.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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I know my '02 KJ came from the factory with ceramic pads.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 04-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 04-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input everyone. I drive a very short distance to work so I think I will stay with semi-metallic.
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