ceramic brakes?

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  1. LS5DodgeRam

    LS5DodgeRam Senior Member

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    Does anyone run ceramic on the truck?

    What have you don't to make them work "properly"?

    Do they require a special rotor?

    I'm sick and tired of my semi metallic because I keep getting pits in my rims and because my dad had ceramics on The truck and it happened to get into an accident and because of this he doesn't want me putting them back on my truck... seriously?

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't ceramics be almost the same as the semi metallic?

    Thanks guys...
     
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    At first i was excited when i seen the title thought you wanted to put 2 piece ceramic rotors and like 6 piston brembos on your truck but no...

    Anyways at least at napa, only their prostop line (cheapest) is semi metallic. Premium and ultra premium are "ceramic formulation" and adaptive1 is semi metallic inner pad and ceramic outer pad for a low dust high resistance to fade
    So ceramic brake pads are a very common part and found on all sorts of vehicles, you have absolutlely nothing to worry about.
    Buy a quality set of the pads of your choice and put them on freshly turned or new rotors and enjoy!
     
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    Honestly I would love to through on a set of brembo or stop techs but I don't have the money! Maybe in the future thanks for the info man I appreciate it
     
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    Ceramic pads will not do a thing for your truck. A good set of semi-metallic is the best way to go. Ceramics are designed for racing and will not hold up under the stress of the weight of a truck. Not too mention they will fade big time due to their inability to shed heat properly with the standard rotors. No-one recommends ceramics for trucks especially ones that do any amount of towing or hauling.
     
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    I have ran ceramic on my Durango only towed a boat mostly but it was great no more wheel nasty dust and I never had an issue. I am still on original pads on my truck now so when they die think I'll buy OEM as they have been a awesome.


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