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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 19, 9:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ceramic Brake Pads...

I am pretty sure that the 'ceramic' brake pads from parts houses are actually 'ceramic metallic'. These have only been on my car for about 2 months and they look like crap (they are the Duralast Max pads). I ordered a set of Performance Friction carbon metallic pads to replace them with (I ran the PFC pads for years when Autozone sold them with a lifetime warranty). Since I just had the rotors machined when I put the ceramics on, I just scuffed them up with some emery cloth. I am just going to do without the lifetime warranty from here on out. I would rather have good pads that don't crack, overheat, and fade.
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Re: Ceramic Brake Pads...

Brian that is so like the Times as nothing seems to last very long

Hope these PFC pads work for you

as the Front ones on my car have been changed just in Aug 30, 2017
and I check them every Spring to see if they need Replacing

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Re: Ceramic Brake Pads...

I always use the Ultra Premium pads from NAPA, great pedal feel and lifetime guarantee as well! Yes, I have had to take them up on replacement pads for free!!

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Re: Ceramic Brake Pads...

Just put a set of those duralast pads on the Honda, never again. Don't last and they really wear on break-in letting you know everytime you brake with a sweet aroma.
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I always use the Ultra Premium pads from NAPA, great pedal feel and lifetime guarantee as well! Yes, I have had to take them up on replacement pads for free!!
I'd like to know how you got them to replace the pads without them being defective, since their warranty does not cover wear. Same with O'Reilly.

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I bring in my invoice and ask for replacement pads, pay for them and get a refund when I return the old pads, pretty simple for me. The old pads are worn out!!

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I use Evolution Powerstops on my Hellcat. Stop good, clean and last. I use them because the lack of brake dust. The Brembos were filthy.
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I bring in my invoice and ask for replacement pads, pay for them and get a refund when I return the old pads, pretty simple for me. The old pads are worn out!!
But that's just it - the warranty does not cover wear - only manufacturer defects. They should not be replacing them because they are worn down. I would never get away with it.

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Re: Ceramic Brake Pads...

I was always told that Autozone would replace your pads as long as they had a certain amount of pad left on them.

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They are Lifetime warranty, I've done it hundreds of times, some with no receipt, either worn out or if not, making noise works.
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I was always told that Autozone would replace your pads as long as they had a certain amount of pad left on them.
That is at Autozone and that is their warranty (they only carry their own brand of brake pads now). If you read the warranty from Wagner, Bendix, and many of the other major manufacturers, the warranties exclude wear. O'Reilly doesn't cover wear, either. So, I will just stick with the PFC pads - they are superior to pretty much any of the stuff that the major parts houses sell.

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Ive also had great luck using Powerstop gear from Rock Auto. Usually I like OEM pads but the Powerstops work good and are priced right.
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Unlimited lifetime warranty replaces worn out pads at NAPA when you purchase Ultra Premium pads!!
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Never had any luck with ceramic pads... I like Porterfield pads and shoes..
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Ceramic pads are dust free but score the rotor up.semi metallic are usually noisey, more dust,organic used to be prefered for road use but can crack between the rivits.I think fred flintstone had the best ones.
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