Ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads?


JRTFRED
06-27-2005, 01:58 PM
Should I use the ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads on my 98 Blazer? I'm looking at Bosch pads and rotors and the parts guy at Murrays suggested the semi-metallic over the ceramic. Thoughts?

blazee
06-27-2005, 02:22 PM
I like semi-metallic, but the choice is really up to you. Each pad has it's own characteristics, you need to pick the one that suits you best.



From http://www.boschusa.com/AutoParts/FAQs/BrakePads/ (http://www.boschusa.com/AutoParts/FAQs/BrakePads/):

Q. How are ceramic brake pads different from semi-metallic brake pads?

A. Ceramic brake pads incorporate a formula that includes ceramic materials and utilizes less metal (approximately 15% metal content by weight). Ceramic brake pads combine exceptional braking power with very quiet and low-dust braking. However, it is not recommended to use ceramic brake pads for towing applications.

Semi-Metallic brake pads incorporate a formula that utilizes approximately 40% or more metal content by weight. Semi-Met brake pads offer premium braking power and work particularly well for towing applications.

mike2004tct
06-28-2005, 06:29 AM
Semi-Metallic brake pads incorporate a formula that utilizes approximately 40% or more metal content by weight. Semi-Met brake pads offer premium braking power and work particularly well for towing applications.

There should also be a line in here about the mess they make.

I have the semi-met myself, but I put Ceramics on my Father's car
and he likes the quiet and mess-less operation (Buick LeSabre)

BlazerLT
06-28-2005, 04:43 PM
Ceramic next time for me as well.

Semi-met are murder on nice wheels and tires.

Fuggin mess I say.

JRTFRED
06-28-2005, 05:42 PM
Thanks to all for the help.

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