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Old 10-02-2007, 09:16 PM
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Default Ceramic brake pads

Should I try the new ceramic brake pads on my 2002 chevy silverado 1/2 ton truck or should I stick with the typical Raybestos style pads? I was checking out Ebay Motors and I saw 4 new rotors with front and rear ceramic pads for $239.00 plus $40.00 shipping from [Stop and Go automotive]
Sounds good but I have never used Ceramic before.Has anyone had experince with them? Thanks
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

Jeff,
I just put a set of ceramic pads and new rotors on my wifes 01 Prizum about 2 months ago. Seem to be working ok so far, no squealing and better pedal feel. I don't have any experiance with them on trucks though. Hoe this helps a little. PT
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

Ceramic pads are ok but, They are less brake dust and noise, Great right? They probably not last as long, They will also fade more on a load. If you are not pulling any thing maby ok. we have gone away from them mainley in puickups. what did you say they were? we do 1/2 ton chev front brake job with calipers and machine roters for about $250
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

Jeff, I put ceramic brake pads on my '02 silverado about six months ago.Can't really tell any difference over simimetallic except there is no brake dust.
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I also heard about brake fade when the pads get hot.I haul trailers on occasion. Thank you all for your input.It seems like the the benefits you get fron ceramic pads are minimal.
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

I had ceramics on my Golf TDI and they ruined two sets of rotors before I went to the stealer and got O.E.M pads. They glazed so bad in the rears that the squeak was unbearable at times. This may be unique to VW's as they have a heavy metallic content in their (VW) pads for better stopping. Had the same prob with repco metal masters years back.
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

OEM on that vintage Silverado is ceramic. They typically wear much better than organic or semi-metallic pads and you don't get the dust and squeal.
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

ceramic's have less dust & noise & easier onthe rotors, but we have had some guys that do use truck every day, say they do hold their heat to long causing brake fade,,,,it all depends on what your going to do , day in ,& day out, on what pad to run, towing (no ceramisc) once in a blue moon(use ceramisc) or used you trailer brakes & adjust like you should, according

(we use both types at are shop) (GM)

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I didnt know the truck came from the factory with ceramic pads. You would think if its good for GM than its probably a safe bet.
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I have a 2002 Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4..87000 miles on original brakes...Never thought they had ceramic from the factory..Is true ?
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I have had good luck with my ebay creamic pads and rotors, they were installed over 12 months ago
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Default Re: Ceramic brake pads

we put on a lot of brake pads and I will tell you that right now, we put the Centric brand called the Posi Quiet, that is a ceramic version. I think they have reported a return rate of one set out of a thousand installed. Your results may vary...
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