Reviewed By Edward F (Taylors, SC) Reviewed for a 2007 Dodge Ram —12/13/2010 11:16 PM
How can I describe what my old dealer installed semi-metallic replacement brakes sounded like? NAILS DOWN THE BLACKBOARD. MARIAH CAREY HOLDING A SUPER HIGH NOTE FOR 5 minutes, These don't begin to describe the ultra annoying high pitch shrill that my previous brakes made. I have chrome rims and those breaks left a THICK black layer of SOOT not dust on them. I took my RAM back to the dealership 3 times and they said it was normal. They even replaced them with the SAME brand ??? Finally after just 3 months, I couldn't take it any more. I ordered these HAWK HPS front brakes. I noticed the difference immediately, Super quiet, smooth pedal feel, and No vibration. From now on HAWKS are all I will put on my truck. After a little research, I found out that Chrysler and other auto manufacturers went to semi-metallic brakes because they were sued by mechanics who say they were made sick by the asbestos in the older quieter brakes. The asbestos was later banned from brake pads.