I was running Duralast Gold C-Max ceramic pads up front and they had excellent stopping power but created an insane amount of dust, I was always having to wash my rims. They lasted 1 year before wearing down so I decided to try another brand in hopes of reducing dust output. I went with a Pepboys brand "Prostop" Ceramic front pads (part# PR804C) based on random user comments claiming they create virtually no dust output (other vehicles & forums via google search results). My question is do certain ceramic pads need break in time before they actually work properly? The install sheet says to allow 1,000 miles for break in but doesnt mention if the actual braking power will be reduced during this time. I have to press the pedal a lot harder to stop vs. my previous duralast pads. Brake fluid reservoir is full, any ideas appreciated. Car is a 2000 GT w/ stock rotors. Edit: brake pads only have around 15 miles on them just installed today.