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#1944079 - 07/06/10 09:26 AM Brake pads that have the least amount of dust
Bluestream Offline


Registered: 09/13/03
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What brake pad compound has the least amount of brake dust? I don't care about the cost, or how long they last I just don't want to deal with the dust.

I have bought BMW OEM pads that have been horrible for dust, and China pads that have had none. (also have had China pads that have bed horrible as well)
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#1944087 - 07/06/10 09:32 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Bluestream]
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Ceramic pads produce the least dust. They also stop well with less fade. The downside is that they wear rotors a bit faster than conventional or semi-metallic pads.
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#1944093 - 07/06/10 09:37 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: 440Magnum]
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Ceramic pads produce the least dust. They also stop well with less fade. The downside is that they wear rotors a bit faster than conventional or semi-metallic pads.



In my experience, ceramic are much easier on the rotors than semi metallic.
I agree ceramic produce the least dust. It is all I will use now.
Most parts stores even have a store brand ceramic.
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#1944097 - 07/06/10 09:39 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: cronk]
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Ceramic pads are all over the place for friction vs dust. Akebono Pro ACT is about a stock level of friction, but very little dust in my experience. Also, the dust is light gray (not brown) and washes off easily.

My two cents. You'll want a ceramic, but some are high performance and have more dust.


Edited by bepperb (07/06/10 09:42 AM)
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#1944125 - 07/06/10 10:10 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: bepperb]
brandini Offline


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Bendix CT-3 have been stellar in the past for me. Little to no dust and zero noise compared to Hawk ceramic.
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#1944143 - 07/06/10 10:29 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: brandini]
tdpark Offline


Registered: 07/25/05
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i just put Napa Adaptive one pads on my car and have put a few thousand miles on and there is very little dust. I beleive they are ceramic

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#1944169 - 07/06/10 11:09 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: tdpark]
scurvy Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
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Originally Posted By: tdpark
i just put Napa Adaptive one pads on my car and have put a few thousand miles on and there is very little dust. I beleive they are ceramic
IIRC the outer pads are ceramic for low dust but the inner pads are organic for better bite.
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#1944190 - 07/06/10 11:31 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: scurvy]
pbm Offline


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I have Raybestos ceramic pads on my Buick right now and the dust is the least I've ever had. On the negative side, the car has developed a shudder/vibration when stopping after it has been run for awhile. I believe that some pad material has transfered to the rotors causing this.

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#1944214 - 07/06/10 11:59 AM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: pbm]
Jim 5 Offline


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I see a BMW in your sig.

Axxis/PBR Deluxe Plus are just the ticket for BMWs. Almost exactly the same performance as stock, but no dust.

Try Bavauto.com
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#1944228 - 07/06/10 12:09 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Jim 5]
Oldwolf Offline


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I put Autozone Duralast ceramic pads on my Ford Explorer. Almost zero dust.
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#1944295 - 07/06/10 01:19 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Oldwolf]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
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Loc: Chicago Area
Ceramic for sure, at today's technology for the street.

But like bepperb mentioned, they are all over concerning friction.

Getting premium ones in anyone's line is your best bet for overall quality.

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#1944438 - 07/06/10 03:16 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Jim 5]
HTSS_TR Offline


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Originally Posted By: Jim 5
I see a BMW in your sig.

Axxis/PBR Deluxe Plus are just the ticket for BMWs. Almost exactly the same performance as stock, but no dust.

Try Bavauto.com


I agree, I have PBR Deluxe Plus on the front of '00 E430 and Pagid on the rear, there is no dust on front wheels and some dust on rear wheels after 3-4 weeks without washing the car.
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#1944660 - 07/06/10 07:55 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: HTSS_TR]
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I have Akebono Euro on my 530i. No dust either.
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#1944717 - 07/06/10 09:05 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Jim 5]
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Originally Posted By: Jim 5
I see a BMW in your sig.

Axxis/PBR Deluxe Plus are just the ticket for BMWs. Almost exactly the same performance as stock, but no dust.

Try Bavauto.com


Thanks, the only pads they have listed for my 91 are: Pagid Red Brake Pads

I expect these are just standard pads, but I will look for ceramic as mentioned. I seem to recall last ceramic pads I had were very prone to brake squeal...
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#1944732 - 07/06/10 09:28 PM Re: Brake pads that have the least amount of dust [Re: Bluestream]
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Try tirerack. They care the Akebonos for your car as well as Hawk Performance Ceramic.

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/results.j...mp;autoModClar=
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