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Old November 11th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Ceramic Brake Pads

Anyone using ceramic brake pads or heard anything about them. Mechanic suggested them and I have never even heard of them. Thanks.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 02:22 PM
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Why use a harder pad? So your rotors can wear faster??? This is a case where stock is best.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 03:00 PM
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If you were driving your Porsche around a track and going from 150 mph to 20 mph in a few seconds you would appreciate the ceramic brakes, usually coupled to very $$$ calipers and rotors. These guys change their brake fluid after every race, too. Your stock brakes should stop your Defender fast enough. I noticed a difference on my Disco when I put in slotted/dimpled rotors plus different pads, but Discos stock brakes suck compared to D90's. I can stop at least as fast with the stock setup in the D90.

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Old November 11th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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OEM Pads. Never had a single problem with them....

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Old November 11th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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For that matter, i've never had problems with aftermarket pads (Lockeed, I think) I get at the auto parts store.
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Old November 11th, 2004, 09:48 PM
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Ceramic pads can dissapate much more heat than semi-metallics or organic pads (consider that the space shuttle uses ceramic tiles for heat shielding) and thus don't retain heat as long as many other materials. Brakes can fail from overheating - ceramic pads should making extreme braking less likely to fail your brakes.

I'd be willing to try them in conjunction with the new drilled rotors I just installed recently.

It's never bad to have more stopping power on demand as long as other components aren't negatively affected. Another thing to consider desiring more braking power is in the case of towing.

Whose ceramic pads are you planning to try? I was poking around and didn't easily find a manufacturer that carried them for the D90.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:54 AM
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Okay, no, no, don't. I don't want to go into it at this late hour, but no. And if anyone disagrees, thats fine, it's America, but they are wrong.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:45 PM
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That link, Dave, is for ceramic discs. These sound incredible ... and incredibly expensive.
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