Paul, I don't know what sintered means or how I compares to ceramic. I did install a set of ceramic on the front of my car. I had heard that they wore the rotors excessively and I was very hesitant when I purchased them. I like em. One year later (15,000 mi) No noticeable rotor wear, vehicle stops great, I can't see anything wrong with them.PMitchell said:Agree regarding the price/quality equation but was wondering of any benefits of ceramic vs sintered.
Ceramics have a longer life, right?calvarez said:In theory, ceramic is less susceptible to changes in temperature than sintered pads are. One of the issues I've had with EBC HH pads is they are very sensitive to temperature, with a tendency to be non-linear when cold. It's a race pad, bred to work great if kept HOT. Ceramics are very temperature-stable.
Ceramics can become slippery when wet, so a true ceramic pad may be dangerous after a long highway ride in the rain. Race ceramics are that way, and they've scared me in the past. I would hope street ceramics would overcome this, but again, I simply have seen too much cheap Chinese junk fail to trust them to do anything right. Harbor Freight is good for some things, but not life-supporting equipment.