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do the sport brake pads make a lot of dust?

Since I haven't gotten my car yet and will be doing some mods when it comes in, will I need to switch to a low dust pad for the street?

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I haven't gotten my car yet and will be doing some mods when it comes in, will I need to switch to a low dust pad for the street? (I always switch pads for track days)
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What?

no the stock sport package brake pads are not dusty.
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thanks, I figured not since I didn't read any threads with complaints, but wanted to be sure.
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no complaints here.
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After 1K miles I do not believe that they are as bad as the OEM's on my old 03. But they still make more dust than the Ceramic's I put on
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After 1K miles I do not believe that they are as bad as the OEM's on my old 03. But they still make more dust than the Ceramic's I put on
what ceramics did you go to. The only thing I have found available are centric's posi-quiet
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Mike...These things are almost dust free.... No issues whatsoever
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You know, it's funny. I was actually staring at my front wheels this morning thinking that it was freaky how clean they are, considering I haven't washed my car in 3 weeks. I am absolutely amazed at how little brake dust there is. I'm so used to brake dust that I feel like it's wrong for my wheels to be so dust free, like the laws of physics have been violated or something. lol
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I too am amazed at how dust free these pads are. My 05 STi went through stock, Ferodo DS2500's and PFC-01's...and all of them were dusty as hell. 370Z seems to not have much brake dust at all.
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excellent! Then that being said, how are they for track days? dust free and good for the track usually don't coexist.
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There is a built in protection mechanism for the brakes, when they start to get too hot the engine will go into limp mode to slow you down.

If you do have an oil cooler installed then you will get to experience fade in the stock pads. Track pads are necessary and will dust a lot, but on the upside they are pretty easy to swap in and out.
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Actually, I was pleasantly surprised that the sport brakes don't dirty up the wheels in a few days like some cars.. I can go 2 weeks without a wash and the wheels look really good still under a lot of stop and go driving.
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Mike...These things are almost dust free.... No issues whatsoever
Agreed,after a few days of city driving,it just need a wet cloth,& the dust went off,my last car a Rover75,which uses brakes from BMW,give alot of dust,even after 20 km of city driving,the front wheel always covered in brake dust.
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I don't track my car. The stock Sport brake pads are barely dusty compared to the stock pads in my '03 Enthusiast 350Z (wheels turn gunmetal after a week!).
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Even after a day at an HPDE, the front rims looked incredibly clean. I too am amazed at how little dust these pads produce.
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