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Old 07-12-2018, 10:14 AM
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brake dust

I installed UFP DB35 disk brakes on my trailer last year, and they work great. However, the sticky brake dust they produce is greatly impinging on my MCOCD.

Pacific Trailers says it's because they come with organic brake pads, which are meant to improve rotor life. Since I only haul the boat 2000-3000 miles a year I'm not concerned with that.

They say that aftermarket pads for a Kia Sephia will fit. I'm bewildered about which ones to get; too many choices.

Can someone give me guidance as to which pads will keep my wheels clean?
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:12 PM
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Metallic pads will run cleaner. Stay away from Ceramic pads.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:10 PM
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I would go with ceramic. They produce the least dust and noise.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:00 PM
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Ceramic pads ok for easy hauling and have less fade.. Semi mettalic are best.. more bite for agressive or heavy breaking.

I have had both on my f150.. ceramic now.. dont feel much difference.. and they run cleaner.

If there's a lot of heavy braking on way to water.. hot rotors could get warped when dunked.

This thread could quickly go the route of an oil discussion 🤣

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Old 07-13-2018, 09:00 AM
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Two votes for ceramic, one vote for metallic. Looks like either would better than what I have.

I found this link that was informative: https://www.autoanything.com/brakes/...-metallic.aspx

I'll probably go with ceramic. Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:30 PM
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I don't claim to be an expert, but this is the internet so I'll give you my opinion anyway....

My old Explorer used to eat brake pads - every 30,000 miles or so, needed a new pair. I have a friend who runs an auto repair shop and recommended Ceramics. Turned the rotors to give the pads a fresh surface, and I didn't have to touch the brakes for the next 70K miles or so, until the A/C and intake manifold both decided to give up at around 190K and I sold it.
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