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Anyone Interested in "Dustless" Ceramic Brake Pads?

Hi Everyone,

Just found this forum not too long ago, and just purchased my CTS-V about 3 weeks ago.

One thing that I noticed is that there seems to be no "Dustless" ceramic brake pads available for our cars and brake dust is a huge problem for many drivers. The acidic levels in the brake dust just literally eats through clearcoats. I am a Corvette C5 owner since 2000 and a long time member over at the Corvette Forum and also run in the Corvette Challenge at Englishtown, NJ.

I have a line on a manufacturer to make "Dustless" ceramic brake pads for our cars and would need a minimum of 10 people to get them to form the molds and produce the pads. I can obviously get many more sets of pads produced if needed. I helped with getting the ball rolling on the C5 Corvette Ceramic brakes as well.

If I need to become a supporting member or supporting vendor, mods please advise.
 

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Is it ok then to get all the data nessecary for example get costs to members and delivery timeframe, post it, if its a go then become a Supporting Vendor? Just trying to help the forum members.
 

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I'd be interested. I can't understand why Cadillac didn't use ceramic pads from the factory, considering their only real drawback is cost.
 

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OK, I have sent an email to the forum admin and am awaiting a response.

To clear something up that redzone has posted, these pads will be a dustless ceramic type pad not a performance Hawk Pad that will continually turn your wheels black.
 

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I think you answered your own question....
Then how do you explain why GM puts ceramic pads on a lot of other vehicles. Why would they skimp on the pads when the rest of the brake package costs a fortune.
 

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my dad was saying that the main drawback of ceramic pads is that they don't work without HEAT, so if you live in New England or Chicago and drive in the winter sometimes your brakes won't work when you first go to use them until they heat up a little. (This can be a little dangerous). Is this true or is my dad out to lunch? However, I hate brake dust more than anything else besides dirty hippies so anything that will reduce it will be something I will check into.
 

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Your dad is thinking of the high-end race "Ceramic " brakes... like Porsche offers.

The "Ceramic" pads being discussed here are Ceramic/organic pads which will work fine without heat, will be very quiet, and will dust less... but they may not stop as well as the stock pads. This is a *general* statement, someone will have to try vetteboy2k's pads to test how much they dont dust, and if they stop the same or worse than the stock pads.
I have tried GM's Ceramic pads for the Z06... definitely did not stop as well as the Z06 stock pads (maybe 80% as well)... but they did not dust at all.
 

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Advance Auto Parts has them, ours are the same part number as the 02 or 03 Z06 pads.
R u sure? I had my Z06 and the V at the same time for a few weeks and through the wheels the pads look longer on the V with the six piston calipers. I had a set of Z ceramic pads, but didn't think they would fit with the different calipers so I gave them to the Z buyer...
 
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