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Replacement brake pads for 06 Lexus GS 300?

2006 Lexus GS 300 regarding brake pads. High performacemetallic pads are standard but a repair shop tells me their specs book indicates a ceramic replacement pad. Lexus dealer tells me ceramic pads would most likely wear down to the rotors quicker and cause some damage . Which replacement pads do you recommend for the 06 GS 300?Are ceramic pads a problem for this high performance auto?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Ceramic brake pads have become
    the braking industry’s buzzword these days with
    everyone going for the ceramic brake pads. So why
    ceramic brake
    pads
    ?

    Ceramic brake pads are generally
    quieter and lower dusting than most OEM pads and
    organic based brake pads. Many ceramic formulations
    offer extremely low dusting characteristics, preventing
    dust from accumulating on your wheels.

    Since they were first used
    on a few original equipment applications in 1985,
    friction materials that contain ceramic formulations
    have become recognized for their desirable blend
    of traits. Instead of the semi-metallic pad’s steel
    fibers, the ceramic braking pads make use of the
    ceramic compounds and copper fibers. This allows
    the ceramic pads to handle high brake temperatures
    with less heat fade, provide faster recovery after
    the stop, and generate less dust and wear on both
    the brake pads and rotors.

    Moreover, the ceramic compounds
    in the ceramic
    brake pads
    make the braking much quieter. This
    happens as the ceramic compounds help dampen noise
    by generating a frequency that is beyond the human
    hearing range.

    Ceramic
    pads meet or exceed all original equipment standards
    for durability, stopping distance and noise. According
    to durability tests, ceramic compounds extend brake
    life compared to most other semi-metallic and organic
    materials and outlast other premium pad materials
    by a significant margin – with no sacrifice in noise
    control, pad life or
    braking performance
    Yes...I copied this from somewhere else but it says exactly what I would have answered But, since I did not write it it does not deserve a rating!!!



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Go with standard pads.they wear a little faster than ceramics.but they dont wear down brake rotors.ceramics pads are hard and they cause brakes to squeak.also your car is under warranty with lexus dealership.i would use what they said. because you have future brake problem. they will void out warranty for not using their brakes.

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