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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:31 PM
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Is it ok to run ceramic brake pads up front and stock in the rear

Iím tired of the brake dust. Iím going to a different pad. Probably a ceramic pad. What I want to know is, who is running mixed pads? Anyone? Is it ok to run stock in the rear and ceramic up front? Does someone know of a pad that creates less dust??
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:03 AM
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Iím tired of the brake dust. Iím going to a different pad. Probably a ceramic pad. What I want to know is, who is running mixed pads? Anyone? Is it ok to run stock in the rear and ceramic up front? Does someone know of a pad that creates less dust??
I am also tired of the brake dust, I will be replacing mine when they are worn, here is a link to the tire rack which shows all the pads for the X5, I am sure they are the same whether you have a diesel or not.

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/resul...+After+10%2F10
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:38 AM
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Have you tried Armor All Wheel Protectant? After the next car wash, spray it on, let it dry. Brake dust will have a tougher time sticking to wheels and you can pretty much hose it off. it won't eliminate it, but it cuts down on it a lot.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:21 AM
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Have you tried Armor All Wheel Protectant? After the next car wash, spray it on, let it dry. Brake dust will have a tougher time sticking to wheels and you can pretty much hose it off. it won't eliminate it, but it cuts down on it a lot.
Im currently using the meguiars hot rims brake dust barrier. I guess this would be the equivalent to the armor all protectant. It works well, but I still end up having to wipe the wheels constantly. Now the wiping is super easy. I tried to hose it off and that gets most of it, but I like my wheels really clean. It does a great job on the rears.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:17 AM
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I'll answer the question. Yes it's fine. I've done it on many BMWs to get rid of the ugly front wheel dust. Never had an issue with brake balance, etc. I also run different compounds on my track car and no issues either.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:36 PM
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I'll answer the question. Yes it's fine. I've done it on many BMWs to get rid of the ugly front wheel dust. Never had an issue with brake balance, etc. I also run different compounds on my track car and no issues either.
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Brakes will feel odd for a bit, but you will quickly get used to them. But, I bet you swap out the rear pads when you realize how nice and clean the fronts are!

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