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Has anyone used the ceramic pads made by Bendix? If so, are they good, bad, how long have they lasted????? They are only about $20 more than the regular pads that Bendix makes. I've never used ceramic pads before and was wondering if they are worth it.
 

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I hope someone with some knowledge chimes in. I've been told by some road-race friends of mine that ceramics are not for the street. Apparently, they do not work well until they are hot, then they work much better than metallic. They all tell me to stick to metallic on the street.

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Go look around at some sites for different brake manufacturers. Just type "Bendix ceramic brake pads" or "ceramic brake pads" in your search engine. They indicate that they have specific compounds for specific vehicles. The big plus I see is they claim way less brake dust and what dust there is is white so it's not so noticeable. I'm thinking I might try a set when the time comes. What's the worst that can happen? Don't answer that!
 

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after using ceramic pads i would never go back. back when i had my jeep, i would wash the rims and two days later they would be black and the brakes squeaked all the time. i switched to ceramic and it made a big difference. ive got them on the ram too. they are Performance Friction ceramic brake pads. probably one of the best brake pads i have ever used. if your interested let me know and ill give you a number and you can get them really cheap shipped to your door.

from my experience, i hate bendix brake pads. i had the metallic ones that were crap and the ceramic ones werent much better.
 

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bendix makes an excellent product, I have the ceramics on my truck it stops well and my rims are clean. Just for the record , i drive stop and go alot , replaced the original truck pads at 8k, too soft for my taste. I hear that alot of the guys here use Huck pads , I cant speak to them but maybe someone can chime in, They have been getting good reviews around the forum
 

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Ceramics are definitely the way to go. The fact that your wheels stay cleaner and no brake squeaks more than justify the added cost. One other thing is if you ever switch to expensive drilled, slotted, or dimpled rotors, metallic pads will usually wear the rotors out faster. With ceramic pads, the pads take the abuse and not the rotor. Pads are much cheaper to replace than rotors.
 

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The only way I could get my rotors to stop warping was to switch to ceramics. I believe that Dodge has started offering them now as a solution to rotor warping.
 

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DannyMK2 said:
after using ceramic pads i would never go back. back when i had my jeep, i would wash the rims and two days later they would be black and the brakes squeaked all the time. i switched to ceramic and it made a big difference. ive got them on the ram too. they are Performance Friction ceramic brake pads. probably one of the best brake pads i have ever used. if your interested let me know and ill give you a number and you can get them really cheap shipped to your door.

from my experience, i hate bendix brake pads. i had the metallic ones that were crap and the ceramic ones werent much better.
Danny, does this place you buy them cheaper have a web site?
 

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Ditto 100% what azhemion said.
 

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the name of the company is race shopper. they have a website but ordering off of it is weird thats why i called in my order. it turned out to be cheaper then any other website i found that sells performance friction pads, and they had to charge me ny state sales tax since im in ny. if you live outside of ny you should be able to get them even cheaper because you wont have to pay tax.
 

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http://www.raceshopper.com/ thats the site. click on performance friction pads on the side and type in the vehicle info and they email you a quote and how to pay. or do like i did and call them.
 

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I can't speak for Bendix, but ceramic is worth it for sure. The no dust factor is worth it alone IMO and they last longer and stop better.
 
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