Do ceramic brake pads wear out the rotors faster than the semi metallic?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks in advance.
No....ceramic pads offer a few positive gains (stopping power, decreased brakes dust from metallics, minimized brake squeals) but their downfall is the fact that some rotors can simply not handle them. If your rotors are weak you'll have decreased brake dust and in increase in rotor dust. The pads will destroy the rotors if they are not made to handle ceramic pads. Case and point one of my old cars wore a grove through part of it because it was too weak to handle the ceramics. Once they were switched out it was fine.no.......
I just meant aftermarket rotors really. Something other than stock. Usually if you buy a specific pad the same company makes a rotor. Those would be designed to handle the ceramic pad.how do you know if they are made for ceramic? I don't believe I have ever seen a rotor specify if they are made for ceramic or not
My experience does not reflect this quote. if anyone would have warped rotors it would be me. i abuse the snot out of my car with ceramic all around and have never had an issue. my rear dealer discs running raybestos ceramic pads look new after 60k miles of thrashing. I will say i bought slotted "performance" discs $$300 a pair, for a different car and the rotors were trashed after 8000 miles with conventional pads. But that is just my experience.What planet are you on AE86?
Ceramic pads absolutely destroy rotors, especially ones which were not designed to run with low friction co-efficient pads. Ceramic pads heat up stock discs way beyond their normal range, meaning they warp and wear FAR quicker.
I'm having the same issue with my rear rotors as well.. The tech guy at the dealership said that it was normal for it to be like that.note all stock standard equipment...
my ceramic fronts look great, no damage or grooves on the rotors
the rear pads on the other hand are chewing up the rotors.
I'm having the same issue with my rear rotors as well.. The tech guy at the dealership said that it was normal for it to be like that.
OEM Saab Rotors tend to warp if turned, search a few threads. You'll see several examples. It's not a recommended practice on the SS.If you need new rotors then buy them. If not then don't waist your money. Get them turned and let it ride. You can't listen to everything you hear on the internet. I've been using and running ceramic pads for years and have never had a problem with them.
I think you are correct Jon. Maybe 1 or 2 people have had luck, me not being one of them. It's frustrating and a waste of time to have to go back for simple brakes. Just spend a few more $$ and you'll know things are done right.OEM Saab Rotors tend to warp if turned, search a few threads. You'll see several examples. It's not a recommended practice on the SS.