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Bob Vaughn

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Posted: 03/10/21 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the best material for brake pads on a tow vehicle?

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Posted: 03/10/21 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That’s a can of worms like asking the best oil to use.
I use almost exclusively Ceramic pads as my OCD for brake dust is stronger than my will to live coming down Wolf Creek Pass overloaded.


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In Florida you could probably stick your foot out and stop Flintstone style. It’s pretty flat there.

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Oh and if you want to form an opinion before the real debate ensues here, there are many heated (no pun intended) brakes threads on here to brush up on your lingo and convictions ahead of time with.

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Ceramic

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OEM is always good. I like EBC semi-metallic.


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True Ceramic Are not good for truck or RV towing application. A lot of pads if you look closely are described as “ceramic like”.

Semi Metallic are great for truck and RV towing,

Expensive but best pads I have ever used for trucks EBC Orange Towing and Yellow for RV.

* This post was edited 03/11/21 10:01am by Cummins12V98 *


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Grit dog wrote:

Oh and if you want to form an opinion before the real debate ensues here, there are many heated (no pun intended) brakes threads on here to brush up on your lingo and convictions ahead of time with.


MOST of those debates are directed towards the RV pads.....


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I'm not exactly sure what "carbon-fiber ceramic pads" are, but that's what the PowerStop Z36 brake pad/rotor package comes with and so far after almost 3 years, they are performing great!

Zero brake dust, stops very well, have not warped the rotors like the OEM ones did after a couple of years.

Good luck! Mitch
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Posted: 03/10/21 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My OEM rotors are 20 years old and 205,000 miles.

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