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Old 02-09-2014, 09:10 AM
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Re: Brake Dust / New Pads

Originally Posted by hankwedge View Post
Anybody change the front PADS? I want to change them. I'm tired of the brake dust and only have 1k miles on it.
Yes, this was my first mod. I replaced my stock pads with Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads - fronts HB649Z.605, rears HB194Z.570. Very little dust.

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:15 AM
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Re: Brake Dust / New Pads

Originally Posted by DarkHue View Post
Armorall ?
Yeah, the Armorall wheel protectant. I have also used the Meguiers brand too. Protection against brake dust isn't the greatest and the film left on the wheels sucks.


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Re: Brake Dust / New Pads

I also replaced the pads in all four corners with Hawk Ceramics. The positives is that they no longer produce break dust in significant amounts. I'd say it cut my dust production by 95-99%. The negatives are increased stopping distances and they squeal like a stuck pig when its cold and you first start driving. To comment on these two negatives. Firstly, while the brakes don't stop nearly as well as the stock pads, they do somewhat smooth out the ride quite a bit. Sometimes when people drive my car they are frustrated by how "grabby" the stock pads can feel. With the Hawks you wont have to worry about that anymore at all. They are very very smooth. Secondly, as to the squealing, that goes away after 2 or 3 break applications. Its usually gone by the time i leave my driveway to work in the morning.

Bottom line: would i buy these pads again? I don't know. I think they are a good pad but i am interested to see what other compounds would feel like. So next time I might try something else just for curiosity's sake.

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