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Old 12-08-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
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Brake Pad Dust

Anyone recommend a pad that reduces brake dust without any compromise? It seems like I can run a short trip the store and my rims are covered with dust.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Fast brake dust build-up doesn't sound right. Don't buy pads from AutoZone or anywhere else for that matter. I've had all kinds of various problems... new pads squeeking, etc... When I'm ready I'll spend the extra money and buy em from Porsche.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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These are from Porsche. They are the original pads
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Maybe its because they have been on the car since 1997. I only have 30,000 miles on it. they might be getting old. Is that possible?
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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Germans like brake dust. It means the brakes aren't squeaking. Look at the Benz' and the Audi's... all have dirty front rims.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #6
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http://www.ebcbrakes.com/automotive_product_news/brakes_dust.shtml

The reds do dust, but not as much. Decent description though.

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:15 PM   #7
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Germans like brake dust. It means the brakes aren't squeaking. Look at the Benz' and the Audi's... all have dirty front rims.
Bimmers, too. I thought it was a badge of honor.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #8
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I can't keep my 550i's front rims clean unless I keep the car parked! What a pain.

I am having good braking and low dust with my pagid pads right now on the boxster.

Back to the BMW... the day I go out of factory warranty and I must replace my brake pads at my expense, I will get rid of the BMW pads for an aftermarket set that doesn't dust as much.

Wheel wax is helpful from what I hear. I need to buy some and give it a try.
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must not forget the vw's as well.
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http://www.ebcbrakes.com/automotive_product_news/brakes_dust.shtml

The reds do dust, but not as much. Decent description though.
What HE said. I have a full set of EBC RED STUFF i need to install. I have used EBC RED STUFF on other cars and they produce zero brake dust and stopped hell of lot faster. but it wasn't Boxster, i would expect similar results though. tell you in about a month.
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