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Hi guys,

Anyone have experience with Apex brand brake pads?
And experiences with ceramic, Kevlar, and carbon fiber pads?

Thanks,
Curt
 

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Curt,

i have been using ceramic pads on the front of my 08 for about 45k miles with no issues at all.

i noticed they do require a little more pedal pressure.

wheels stay cleaner.

they seem to be able to last another 50k miles

no regrets here

Tony
 

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I've been happy with the Centric Posiquiet Ceramic pads I have on my Rondo. I like the Stoptech pads better on other vehicles I've driven with before, but they are not available for the Rondo.
 

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keep in mind one thing - racing pads can sustain higher temps, what means the operate the beast at some certain temp; hence in regular/city driving they will not work as good as ceramic...
I hope it makes sense.

It is just like slick tires - you do not use them on daily driver car (sorry, some in MI do... all year long) even they provide much better grip (in dry).
 

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I would recommend Posi Quiet ceramic pads because it gives off low dust and low brake noise but don't have as much braking power compared to the Stoptechs since the material is different. As for the Stoptechs, they are racing pads like PLP said so they obviously have better braking power but has high dust and high brake noise. Since this is a van, going with the ceramics would be best.
 

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Okay, so I went for ceramic pads anyways. They were included with the rotor kit so I went for it. I got front and rear rotors and pads out of Ontario Canada for about $200. Put over 2000 km on them so far and they seem fine.
 
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