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Old 08-19-2008
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Anyone use Autozone ceramic brake pads?

I'm needing new front brake pads and want an affordable, good performing, low dust pad. I can get both front pad sets from Autozone that are ceramic for about $60. Has anyone used these before? Do they work well? Any suggestions on other brands to try that won't break the wallet?
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Old 08-20-2008
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lol....i used Raybestos "Service Grade" pads...aka cheapies i paid $16 for. worked great.
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Old 08-30-2008
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I have used the ceramics before and did not like them. Everytime i applied the brake they squealed like they were down to the rivets. Ever since i have went with the cheap pads.
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Old 08-30-2008
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I used a set of 18 dollar Carquest brake pads for probably 30k before I had any issues with them and then the pedal got spongy which was kind of weird to me. So I went with the store brand Gold whatever ceramic pads from Bennett auto parts and they've been excellent since. I will say from my experience with ceramic pads at work, you have to have the rotors surfaced or else they will be very noisy. I don't think brand matters.
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i just boughtem for my toyota corolla front end.. i also replaced the rotors with napa ones ( cheaper) and the first day they were on i had alot of smoke coming out for a couple of hours... they have been on for about a week and several hundred miles and they are fine.. great.. id buy again
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Old 08-31-2008
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we used them on my dads 92 f150 and they started shimmying worse than you could think of at almost 5k miles
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Old 08-31-2008
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Im not sure what they are called but they are cheaper pads with a life time warranty. I am pretty sure I got them from autozone. I like them and I get free replacements when they wear out. Maby someone else has them also and can tell you more info on them, if not then maby just ask about then at autozone.
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Hawk HPS pads.... The only street pads to buy.
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i bought some ceramics from autozone, they were 20 bucks w/ a lifetime warranty....They work ok....I think i need my back brakes done though....i kinda gota push in real far to get it to stop...
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