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Old 10-14-2010, 03:42 PM
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Brake Dust

I'm getting really bad dust. It's caked onto my rims and it's all around the side blinker for some reason, too. I tend to brake hard and drive my car a little harder than most people would drive so that may have something to do with it but this is just ridiculous! Anyone know any good low dust pads that still perform well?
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:43 PM
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Plus, my brakes are squeaky as hell. I had thought the pads were low a while back so I bought new ones but found the original ones were only slightly worn. Put the new ones in and they're still screechy sometimes.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:35 AM
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I am running ceramic pads, the dust is not too bad and they do not squeak. They have good stopping power.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:23 PM
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I am running ceramic pads, the dust is not too bad and they do not squeak. They have good stopping power.
same here. my Raybesto QS ceramics have over 80,000 mile on the front. Less on the rear. Most of my daily commute is open road. Very minimal light dust. When they finally wear out, i may use akabono(sp) ceramics.

BTW, I am using Bembro front rotors. ATEs seem to warp with the ceramics. itis my understanding that quality rotors anre needed with ceramics.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:06 PM
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Well it can be a few things. I'm pretty sure (for the noise) all you need to do is grease the caliper guide pins and back of the pads to help eliminate the noise. I have ceramic pads and they're driving me crazy. I get a pretty bad cold squeal out of em so I need to tear mine down and lube every thing up again. Could be your fix (for the noise) or it may just be the material of the pads. I have ceramic pads from stop tech with a drilled and slotted rotor set up and it works out fine and get a light amount of brake dust on my wheels.
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