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Hi All,

I test drive a Mercedes at one point and the shop was going to put ceramic pads and slotted rotors on it because it provided better stopping distance and WAY less dust on the rims. Has anyone on the forum put ceramics on their GXP? I like the idea of less dust, but am not willing to compromise on brake fade or braking distance...just so that I don't have to scrub down my rims every week.

Also, if you have installed them, manufacturer or part number would be GREATLY appreciated. Mine is still new to me, so no mods yet, but the GMPP Tune is coming...and some others are possible.
 

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I still have the factory pads and rotors on my GXP, but did an 'upgrade' to drilled/slotted EBC rotors and EBC ceramic pads on my Jeep. What a disaster! The ceramic pads literally melted the rotor metal, grooving and filling the drilled rotors with their own surface metal. I switched over to the non-drilled, side-vented rotors from Brembo, keeping the ceramic pads. With a smooth clamping surface, the ceramic pads work like they should-very well!
 

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I have the Hawk HPS brake pads. They're better than stock and reduce brake fade. Check out DDM Works website for the info on the pads for the Kappa. I don't really notice any more brake dust than normal especially considering that my rims are painted white. I just scrub them clean and use brake cleaner spray for any spots that are a pain to get out.
 

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I like the EBC ceramics on my Solstice. They stop, which is something the crappy stock compound failed to do well. They don't seem to cause any excessive wear and they don't leave much dust at all.

PS - Kelly, I think that is how they are intended to function - did you read the break in instructions?
 

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They eat regular rotors for breakfast ! I believe you need to pair them up with the appropriate type of rotors to avoid any issues, I myself will stay away from them.
 

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One word: YES
 
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