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Old 01-15-2005, 06:45   #1 (permalink)
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Question front brake dust

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I just bought a new SR auto hatch a couple of weeks ago and I am really stoked with this little thing. I have had falcons for my last 5 or 6 cars including a BA turbo.
I'll admit it doesnt go all that hard but I love driving it all the same.

One thing that really irritates me is the brake dust on the front wheels. Every couple of days I'm having to clean the wheels.

Is there a replacement pad any of you guys are using that doesnt dust like the OEM pads and also doesnt wear the discs too badly?
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Old 01-15-2005, 16:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: front brake dust

yeh lol i wash my car every week and it is always clean but the front wheels dirty after 5 minutes driving eh well what can u do ay who cares bout it anyway
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Re: front brake dust

Try Bendix Advance. They are supposed to be low dust.
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Re: front brake dust

Yeah i have heard they are meant to be good

hehe you should see the brake dust on my rims

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Re: front brake dust

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Yeah i have heard they are meant to be good

hehe you should see the brake dust on my rims

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Sorry Chris, I kinda missed it.
Are you running OEM with lots of dust or Bendix advance with lots of dust?
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Re: front brake dust

I have a Fiesta and the dust is terrible. First noticed it when i went to the dealership for a test drive of one. after 15 minutes the front hubcaps were filthy.
New GOOD pads are only bout 80 bucks for the front so im going to be doing that soonish :)
Ready for when i get timmehs focus rims 17s gona look so hot on my car
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Re: front brake dust

Be careful when you're looking for a pad that is low dust. If they are a harder compound, then you might find they have low dust, but they may also wear out your brake discs more quickly.

If you upgrade to 18" wheels you might find that the dust is easier to clean off!

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Re: front brake dust

European cars generally have dirtier pads than locally produced or Japanese cars. Hence the difference between your Falcons and the Focus. One you're next set of pads, go for a lower dust version or a locally made pad and that should improve things.
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Re: front brake dust

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Be careful when you're looking for a pad that is low dust. If they are a harder compound, then you might find they have low dust, but they may also wear out your brake discs more quickly.

If you upgrade to 18" wheels you might find that the dust is easier to clean off!

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No it just makes need to clean them more cause people only look at the rims so they always have to be super clean!!! Same prob with the 18s i promise!

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