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Its time For brakes in my 02 4x4. i want an upgrade to eliminate the dust and help with braking. any ideas? i was thinking summit rotors and bendix pads.
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ceramic pads= dust free.
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ceramic pads= dust free.
definitely.
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Next time I'm running the Green Stuff pads for lower dust.
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are all ceramic pads the same? dust wise
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are all ceramic pads the same? dust wise
I don't believe so - as with so many other auto parts, there are different levels of what you can get; there are semi-ceramic compounds that have differing components in them; even fully ceramic pads may perform differently depending on what's in them/how they're made, and so forth.

Ceramic pads are not truly "dust free" per se: it's just that the dust created is not metallic and won't have that "black dust" look; the dust is finer/lighter in colour, and being non-metallic, doesn't bond so easily to other metals, so essentially, these qualities render it virtually "invisible" for all intents and purposes.

Ceramics, after all are basically "pottery" - high heat resistance, sheds heat rapidly, and also have that necessary quality of "hardness", and that makes it pretty good for brake material - same "type" of stuff that coats the space shuttles, essentially. (One drawback is brittleness, hence the compounds.)

They'll also tell you it's not as carciogenic as metallic pads as well, but that doesn't mean you should go inhaling the dust (and dust there is, though, as stated, very fine).

Best to see what other forum members recommend, based on what brands they've tried.

Hope this helps.

I do believe though, that ceramics and their compounds are definitely the wave of the future - already standard OEM equipment on a lot of higher end models.

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Well I can tell you not to go with Morse Ceramic pads. The stopping power sucks and they're chipping in places.
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i just got black wheels and that took care of my brake dust problem.
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Well I can tell you not to go with Morse Ceramic pads. The stopping power sucks and they're chipping in places.
thanks, the only reason im changing is the rotors need to be cut, so i might as well throw new pads on instead of wasting my time with the old.
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Got EBC rotors and Greenstuff Pads
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Keep us posted on how you like them.

Sure that'll be useful to other forum readers.
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i just got black wheels and that took care of my brake dust problem.
ME TOO!!
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Keep us posted on how you like them.

Sure that'll be useful to other forum readers.
definitely thanks for everyone's help
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