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Old 04-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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brake dust augh!

Has anyone found a low-dust pad that performs as well as the OEM (for heavy steet use). I love the bite of the stock pads but my wheels need daily cleaning in order to maintain their GLOW!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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Use a ceramic brake pad. There are a lot of good ones out there and all are a huge improvement over the stock pads in terms of dust.
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any other methods to keep brake dust low? just changed my pads and get tired of the dust also... my wheels are white so that doesnt help much
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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I installed Akebono ceramic pads a month ago. No more dust.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:48 AM   #5
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Use Armor All Wheel Protectant. HUGE reduction in dirt and brake dust.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:34 AM   #6
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i tossed a set of cheapo mintex pads from pelican on the car and a lot less dust than oem.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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maybe I ll try some of the mintex, as I swore by them in the 80 s and 90 s and I m also going to wax my wheels!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
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any other recommendations before I buy...
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #9
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Paint your wheels black to match the dust!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #10
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Trust me on this one, go Akebono. If you need help finding them let me know. I've had them on 3 cars including two Boxsters and you will love them. I sold my 987 and have the rears still and plan on putting them on my 981, the rear disks haven't changed in over a decade. Once they make them for the front I'll be switching. I think I have a thread with pics showing how good they are. Ya folks said there is dust there you just can't see it, well I challenge that but even so, all I know is you won't need to wash them much at all.

Oh ya, i agree with above you could paint them black
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been running the Akebono ceramics for 3 years now. *very* minimal dust.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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Friction please!

well I tried ordering some Mintex pads on Saturday but pelican was out of stock--now I m wondering about akebono and their overall performance compared to OEM????? Friction... I must have great friction... but no dust...
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well I tried ordering some Mintex pads on Saturday but pelican was out of stock--now I m wondering about akebono and their overall performance compared to OEM????? Friction... I must have great friction... but no dust...
I'll send you my front Mintex for shipping. I used them for < 1000 Miles. Nothing wrong with them. I put them on front and rear of 2000 'S' and couldn't stand the dust and hot flakes ruining my finish on wheels. I left the rear on because it wasn't too bad. When I got my 987 (now sold) I put Akebone on front and rear.

Here is where I bought them:

https://www.********************************************** **************/search/product.aspx?sid=hrol2b554ybtkabqoozxwsvs&makeid=800019@Porsche&modelid=1364396@BOXSTER%20S&year=2000&cid=14@Brake%20%26%20Wheel%20Hub&gid=1684@Brake%20Pad%20Set
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Whip350 thanks for sharing your experiences. Your link didn't work for me but I've purchased some Akebone pads elsewhere.
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....I must have great friction....
I'm pretty sure Johnny Danger has that movie...



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Whip350 thanks for sharing your experiences. Your link didn't work for me but I've purchased some Akebone pads elsewhere.
The link was actually to the Mintex pads I have and where I got them. I guess the forum now hides the domain.
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been running the Akebono ceramics for 3 years now. *very* minimal dust.
Best source? Checked their website and no rear pads listed. Not a easy website but I'm not a computer guy.

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Has anyone found a low-dust pad that performs as well as the OEM (for heavy steet use). I love the bite of the stock pads but my wheels need daily cleaning in order to maintain their GLOW!
I put EBC Redstuff on the front of the 987 after reading so many positive reviews on here
brake pad replacement

Now the front wheels get about as dirty as the rear OEM which is perfect, at least the wheels always match now
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #19
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TIMCO , I found the akebono's at tire rack ($85, and 1L of ATE SUPERBLUE @ $15) but i'm new to all of this as well- it takes so long to find the lowest price out there. I'll pass on my greatest discovery ever and that's SUNSET PORSCHE in Oregon . They sell for about 55% of what my local dealer here in BC Canada does. I mean that's the difference between being able to own a Porsche and not, for me !!!

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