i had a quick question with my svt focus the break dust is really gettn on my nervs! i have the clean the rims every day just so they stay clean (i have ocd with keeping my vehicles clean), i know this question may sound dumb but i was wondering if there is some kind of break pad that i can buy that reduces break dust? ive ownd nothing but trucks and this is my 1st car and this is the only thing i dont like about the car is this break dust prob
12-02-2008 07:49 PM
Buy ceramic brake pads. I just bought the Hawk ceramics from tirerack.com...awesome! They feel the same as stock, no noise, and no dust.
12-02-2008 08:05 PM
just wash ur car 2wice as much!!! lol, but other than switching break pads, there really isn't anything you can do!!
12-02-2008 08:10 PM
I agree with MLB, new brake pads is the way to go.
You've got a lot of options, but I'd go with EBC. Green stuff is a bit noisy, but Red stuff is great, and doesn't give off any brake dust really.
12-02-2008 10:22 PM
Use a good polish and wax often, that will make them easier to clean. You can go the low dust, no dust brake pad route but you will be giving up stopping power.
12-02-2008 10:28 PM
I use EBC green stuff pads and I still have to wash my wheels frequently. It's just the way it is, if you use a good wheel sealant it will help tons though.
12-03-2008 06:36 AM
thanks a lot guys im gonna try out a set of ceramic pads and see what happns
12-03-2008 07:14 AM
I'll back up what's been said about ceramics pads. They generate about as much dust in a week as the standard pads generate in a day. They don't feel quite as linear as the stock pads, ceramic pads really like to be warm but the difference isn't dramatic.
I find that it takes about three weeks for my wheels to get grotty enough to bug me. I drive about 30 miles a day in mixed traffic.
Oh yeah, I got the Hawk pads from Tire Rack and they wear better than the stockers.