Whether you're pulling a trailer or burning up the track on a Saturday night, making sure you have the correct performance brake pads is essential. RealTruck.com offers a wide variety of high-grade brake pads available for trucks, SUVs, and cars, including high-performance, low-dust, and long-life formulations.
Ceramic Brake Pads
Ceramic brake pad dust is finer in comparison to semi-metallic pad dust, making it less likely to attach the wheel. This leads to cleaner wheels, which makes ceramic pads one of the most popular choices on the road today. While low dust and quiet braking is appealing, ceramic formulations are more prone to brake fade under heavy use than semi-metallic pads. If your truck does little to no hauling, and if it isn’t equipped with oversize wheels and tires, ceramic pads are worth considering as an upgrade to your brake system.
Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
Semi-metallic brake pads contain metal strands, usually copper, which provide exceptional initial bite and fade resistance. These strands’ braking performance increase as they get hotter, making semi-metallic brake pads ideal for extreme performance applications such as towing or racing. Semi-metallic brake pads is can be louder than ceramic brake pads, and they also create a more noticeable brake dust, so you may need to clean your wheels more often with semi-metallic pads installed.