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Morning guys,
this question has no doubt be asked many times before what is the best Front Disc Brake Pads for my GXP I don't track it just looking for some no dust pads for my daily driver... Thankx

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I have not found any yet that don't dust. Maybe the slotted rotors are part of the problem for me IDk.

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I have Hawks Ceramics. They are WAY better than OEM and stop pretty good too. Not a huge difference between cold and hot pads which is nice.

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AC Delco Professional ceramic.

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^^^Those are what I'm running.
No complaints.
And clean, just road grime when I wash my G8.
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Yes AC Delco Professional ceramic are awesome
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I have hawks up front (came with the car) and centric blanks in the rear and the centrics are better for break dust. That's just my experience

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Morning guys,
this question has no doubt be asked many times before what is the best Front Disc Brake Pads for my GXP I don't track it just looking for some no dust pads for my daily driver... Thankx
Even for a daily driver, you'll want to steer clear of ceramics.

I came very close to getting into an accident near I4 and 535 where I truly needed the brakes. So much so that I went back to OEM.

The ones that worked the "best," and by "best" I mean little-to-no dust, were the Monroe ceramics (CX1001). In fact, I still have them if you would like to test them out and then take them off of my hands for 1/3 of the price. I paid $32.97 in October 2015.

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AC Delco Professional ceramic.
This. I have had these on several cars and they have zero dust and have about 95% of the stopping performance of a regular pad.

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I take it the AC Delco pads are from a GM Dealer ???

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Even for a daily driver, you'll want to steer clear of ceramics.

I paid $32.97 in October 2015.

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That's a bold statement about all ceramic pads.. especially based on a $35 set.

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I take it the AC Delco pads are from a GM Dealer ???
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I got mine thru my son, he works at a GM dealer so I got his discount.
I don't know how prices compare between a GM dealer and Rock Auto. To be quite honest I never shopped around so I may have paid more than I could have buying from Rock Auto.
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That's a bold statement about all ceramic pads.. especially based on a $35 set.

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Considering Monroe states that it's the OEM recommendation [for ceramics] and the fact that GM chose Monroe as the OEM strut provider for our vehicles, I'm inclined to make that statement... $35 or not. Oh and the fact that I also tried some Raybestos hybrid ceramics and ACDelco ceramics.

The fact remains that going to a ceramic pad compound does dust much less but also reduces the effectiveness of the braking system. This is not something I would want to chance in the future just to keep my wheels clean. There has to be a reason why these vehicles don't come off of the factory floor with ceramic brake pads.
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I highly doubt GM recommends a set of Monroe pads over ACDelco. Do they meet the minimum standards for that application? Sure. Just as GM would much rather put a set of $50 pads that fit the specs on a car over a $150 set that would do a much better job. GM are all about the biggest profit out the door under a criteria. Make no mistake about that.

I've put cheap pads on my daily before. They didn't stop for **** and squealed something fierce. Went up two levels (neither were ceramic) and the car stopped far better and didn't make a peep.

I'm not saying ceramics are the end all pad but myself and others trust their life with them. I've been in a couple of situations where my brake setup has saved my ass. There are plenty of people suggesting them so how bad can they be?





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I highly doubt GM recommends a set of Monroe pads over ACDelco. Do they meet the minimum standards for that application? Sure. Just as GM would much rather put a set of $50 pads that fit the specs on a car over a $150 set that would do a much better job. GM are all about the biggest profit out the door under a criteria. Make no mistake about that.

I've put cheap pads on my daily before. They didn't stop for **** and squealed something fierce. Went up two levels (neither were ceramic) and the car stopped far better and didn't make a peep.

I'm not saying ceramics are the end all pad but myself and others trust their life with them. I've been in a couple of situations where my brake setup has saved my ass. There are plenty of people suggesting them so how bad can they be?





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There are fifteen (15) posts in this thread. I wouldn't consider that "plenty," especially when not everyone is making the recommendation.

But you're also ignoring the fact that I mentioned that I've also used a hyrbid pad (Raybestos EHT1050 - alleged low dust like ceramics and performance of semi-metallics. Best one they make: https://www.brakepartsinc.com/raybes...t-search.html#) and the ACDelco ceramics.

I am also running the stock brake lines, etc. None of those pads stopped like OEM and were quite unnerving during bumper-to-bumper traffic and especially when the rotor surfaces were wet.

My statement remains: This is not something I would want to chance in the future just to keep my wheels clean in such a heavy and high performance vehicle.

Would I like OEM stopping performance and clean wheels? Absolutely. The Monroes were great at low dust, which is why I recommended them if one wanted really low dusting. However, the low dusting, in my opinion, isn't worth the extreme lack of stopping performance in much-needed situations. My expense (multiple rotors and pads) and experience is enough for me to come to that conclusion and I'm just putting that out there for others that may be on the fence.

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some great advise here thanks for the reply's

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While you're down there putting pads on, do yourself a favor and throw on some Russell stainless steel brake lines. To me, it's the best $100 mod you could ever do to your car.
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