: ceramic brake pads



sberl
06-27-12, 02:18 PM
i'm thinking of ceramic brake pads to get a little more bite and stop smothering my front wheels in brake dust. have you guys put ceramic pads on yet and what set would you recommend? also, would i also need to put new rotors on and if so, which ones would you recommend?

I was looking at these sets of pads for my 08 CTS DI AWD + FE2 Suspension:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Brake-Pads---Front-Wearever-Ceramic_15520921-P_219_R%7CGRPBRCOAMS_____#fragment-1

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A2911A0A0A3103201.aspx

r1concepts
06-27-12, 03:42 PM
Hey sberl, if you were thinking about getting some new pads and rotors I can definitely help you out with that. We carry a variety of products that will help you out with low dust. All our products are also offered at a discounted price to the users here on the forum. PM if you're interested and I'd be glad to help.

eldog81
07-29-12, 01:38 PM
Hope i'm not responding too late, but my experience with ceramics is that they result in faster disc friction. What i do is to have (the front) discs cross-drilled. As such the black powder residue is almost totally eliminated and disc heating reduced. This prolongs the disc (and wheel bearing) lifespan.

M5eater
08-08-12, 10:00 AM
i'm thinking of ceramic brake pads to get a little more bite and stop smothering my front wheels in brake dust. have you guys put ceramic pads on yet and what set would you recommend? also, would i also need to put new rotors on and if so, which ones would you recommend?

I was looking at these sets of pads for my 08 CTS DI AWD + FE2 Suspension:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Brake-Pads---Front-Wearever-Ceramic_15520921-P_219_R%7CGRPBRCOAMS_____#fragment-1

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A2911A0A0A3103201.aspx
resurecting month+ old threads today!

Cermaic pads will probably reduce braking power over the OE pads. They'll cut down on dust by a lot, but that's about it, if you pay attention to such things- it'll turn the brake pedal numb as well.