Ceramic pads are very common on many cars now. I like them cause they are low-dust but still very strong street pad. The dust is less of an issue with steel wheels but with alloys, I would stay with the lowest dust pad you can get - I hate black dust on nice rims, a pet-peeve I guess.
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