February 03, 2016
Noisy pads when cold at slow speeds and coming to a stop. Certainly minimal brake dust as compared to traditional, non ceramic compounds. Coming off a highway off ramp, I do feel the need to apply liberal pressure to the pedal to get the pads to grip. The initial bit is less than traditional compounds especially when traveling at highways speeds in the rain. If your car is not equipped with automatic brake scrubbers, which constantly pulse the pads to wipe water off the rotor, then good luck getting bite on the highway in the rain. It s a scary sensation rolling down the highway for a while, not having touched the brakes, then have to hit the brakes only to find about 1 second goes by without any grip at all. One final note, the pads and rotors definitely last longer than traditional metallic compounds. After 25,000 miles the pads and rotors, I m showing almost no lip on the rotor yet.