Ceramic brake pad, experience only.

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Old 10-24-04, 01:03 PM
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Ceramic brake pad, experience only.

I have a 1999 Toyota Tacoma, V6, Auto, TRD package, 4x4.

Does anyone have any "First Hand" experience with using Ceramic brake pads (front) on Toyota vehicles, like Rabestos as an example only?
Is there any compatiability problem with the "stock" rotors?
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Old 10-24-04, 02:18 PM
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I install them all the time on many different types of vehicles. Never a problem....

Wears as good or better than semi-metallic

Solves all noise problems

Nearly all brake dust is gone

No loss in braking ability
they are the upgrade to any brake job.
 
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No experience with them but i've heard they are great, except for towing.
 
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Old 10-25-04, 12:38 PM
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Desi501 could you give me some brand/numbers for my truck or advice on installing them, whatever?
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Old 10-25-04, 12:53 PM
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I use Bosch ceramic pads on all of my cars, including 2 Camrys. Works perfectly from what I can tell, they are a bit noiser then "regular" pads but do stop better and last longer.
 
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This is becoming ridiculous, I wanted to know about "Ceramic Pads" ! I asked for specific information! Now I realize that people like to hear themselves talk, but every time you answer a message like this people have to stop what they are doing to answer in hope of an intelligent reply!
Trinitro, I don't believe you even own a car! Ceramic brakes are absolutely quiet!
Jeff67, thanks for all the informative information!
Desi501, you answered but what did you say, they work, I know that.
How about this is the numbers you should be looking for ( Rabestos D799).
Where is the cheapest place to buy them:?
Whats the email address:
Would you recommend some particular brand,
after all you install them, what brand:
Most important, is there a compatibility problem
with stock rotors?

I don't mean to sound harsh, but put yourself in my place! Days are going past and I know no more than when I started ?
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Old 10-25-04, 04:55 PM
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Might want to think about switching to decaf, changeling................
 
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Old 10-25-04, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy
Might want to think about switching to decaf, changeling................
Hahahaha...... Good one tow guy..

First of all, I've used Raybestos "Quiet stops" and they worked very well, as did many other brands I'm not a walking parts book so i can't tell you the part number. No, they won't have any compatability problems with the rotors and I have no clue where you live or where you should buy them. I get mine from the local parts jobber like everybody else does.
I sure hope you haven't been walking to work because your waiting for us. We do have jobs and a life.
 
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LOL tow guy!

Originally Posted by Desi501
I install them all the time on many different types of vehicles. Never a problem.....
There's your compatibilty answer.

To find the cheapest price, get out your phone book. Look under the section called "auto parts". There will be a phone number for each store. Next get your phone and dial up the number from the phone book for each store and ask the person who answers what their price is. You might also want to ask for the price of new rotors if yours are trashed by now.
 
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Perhaps they are to you... I use Bosch pad on all 6 of my cars, and they all seem louder compared to the "regular" pads I used before. But I use pads for stoping power and not to lower the noise. Perhaps I press harder on the brakes knowing that they will stop, and do it repeatadly with less fading compared to semi-metalic pads. I guess there is a reason why I choose to pay almost $50 a pair instead of $20 for the "regular" pads.
 
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Old 10-26-04, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by trinitro
Perhaps they are to you... I use Bosch pad on all 6 of my cars, and they all seem louder compared to the "regular" pads I used before. But I use pads for stoping power and not to lower the noise. Perhaps I press harder on the brakes knowing that they will stop, and do it repeatadly with less fading compared to semi-metalic pads. I guess there is a reason why I choose to pay almost $50 a pair instead of $20 for the "regular" pads.
Wait a minute....... You use Bosch parts because you think they're better?? You actually pay MORE for them too? Your pressing harder on your brakes repeatadly? why? Are you just that bad a driver? I pull a 5000 lb boat with a Blazer and I don't have to push THAT hard. Maybe it's just your bad driving that tears up your car.
 
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Old 10-26-04, 07:47 PM
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I'm not known as an easy foot...

I only buy Bosch ceramic pads because "regular" semi-metalic pads only last for 1 year. I do brake hard, and I generally drive hard. Cars are meant to be driven, not babied around. At least in my opinion, I tend to push everything to the limit (probably because I'm an engineer). It's not that I have to push hard on the brakes, but I generally do. Plus, a lot of my driving involves crawling around at 5 mph in stop and go traffic where your foot spends more time on the brake than the gas pedal.
 
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Old 10-27-04, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by trinitro
I tend to push everything to the limit (probably because I'm an engineer).
 
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I think the original question was answered by Desi501.As for specific places to buy or prices all I can tell you is this the doityourself forum not the go there to get someone else to do it forum.That being said try rockauto.com.
 
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Old 11-12-04, 10:27 AM
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Ceramic brakes

I put ceramic pads all around on my Grand Prix mainly to reduce the really bad scrubbing sound during slow speed braking(the last few feet before the stop sign). Not only is the noise gone, but so is the brake dust and there is a definite improvement in stopping power. I went to put ceramics on my wife's 01 Civic and the parts guy gave me Wagner Thermoquiet. It made no mention of 'ceramic' on the box. I asked him if they were actually ceramic and he said they definitely were. I went to Wagner's (Federal-Mogul) web site to check them out and it made no mention of 'ceramic' when describing the Thermoquiet pads. Federal-Mogul did not have an email address for contact purposes. It seems to me that if a product had a feature that was a major selling point, the manufacturer would advertise the heck out of it. Can anybody tell me if the Thermoquiet is actually a ceramic pad? Thank you.
 
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