Challenger Hellcat Owners Installing Carbon-Ceramic Pads, Address Excessive Brake Dust Issue

The Challenger Hellcat has reliable brakes. It really does - those Brembos are just the kind of stoppers a behemoth behemuscle likes this needs. But they have one small issue that has made certain owners unhappy - they seem to generate too much brake dust for these people's taste.
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Let's see: we have the heaviest car in its class, which makes use of the largest front braking hardware ever offered on an SRT machine. So yes, we are going to end up with a lot of residues.

Aparently, some owners are tired of driving around with dirty wheels and have decided to take the matters into their own hands. Well, not literally their own - it's more like their mechanics' hands.

These ladies and gentlemen drivers are swapping the factory brake pads with carbon-ceramic ones. The new hardware fits the current tech setup found on the car. The aftermarket is more than happy to supply such tech goodies and the price for a four-piece set sits somewhere north of $100.

We're not going to give names here, but we're sure Uncle World Wide Web will provide an answer if you happen to own a Hellcat and decide to search for such products.

We've followed posts on forums talking about the experience and the first question that rises is obviously "how does the change affect the braking itself?"

We haven't found anybody who had strapped GPS equipment on their car, so we don't have exact data. However, most owners explain the braking feel, as well as the perceived deceleration, are unaltered by the change.

After all, we are not talking about carbon-ceramic rotors here, so it all makes sense.

Oh and Charger Hellcat owners are no different, so everything you've read also applied if your 707 ponies happen to be hauling four doors instead of two.
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