Which Brake Pads?

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Old 30 Mar 2005, 03:42 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Brake Pads?

Toyota lists two different sets of front pads for my '03 Camry LE V6:

1. Pro-ACT Ceramic

2. Regular (I assume semi-metallic)

Should I use the Ceramics? Years ago I used organic pads instead of
semi-metallic to cure a squeal and within 6 months the rotors warped. I
was told that only semi-metallic pads take the heat away from the rotor
and other types do not.

Is Ceramic now OEM on new Camrys?

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Old 30 Mar 2005, 04:52 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which Brake Pads?

OEM is still semi-metallic. Use them for best results.

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Old 31 Mar 2005, 10:44 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which Brake Pads?

I switched from metallic because they're so noisy and create so much
brake dust. Going to ceramic cured all that.

I made the switch in August, almost 8 months ago. I have no long term
results to report yet, but there's been no sign of rotor warp.

IIRC, there's a metallic pad that's considered a quiet pad but I don't
recall a brand name.

A quick check at edmunds came up with a couple suggestions, both kevlar
composites.... Praise Dyno Brake, and Porterfield Racing.

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