Ceramic pads dust less, but chew up rotors...
SM pads dust more but are less harsh on rotors...
something has to wear and since the ceramic pads are harder they chew up the rotors. the SM pads are softer than the rotors to they get worn, hence the dusting.
for stopping, id say its equal with ceramic being slightly behind in initial braking and SM loosing some for long uses.
either way, ur gunna stop and both will work sufficently. just dont skimp on pads/rotors and get the cheap ****...cuz it doesnt pay to save the extra $20...the lifetime warrenty will get used awefully quick.
i swear by Bendix Titaniumetallic pads and Bendix OEM replacement rotors, i get mine from Advance Auto. they are a SM but dont dust much, if at all.
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