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Old 08-20-2005, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife has a new E90 and the brake dust from the front rotors builds up so fast it needs to washed like twice a day, according to her. I have an E46 ad go weeks without noticing any dust.
Any way to divert the dust from the wheels? Anyone had luck with thse after market dust covers?

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Old 08-20-2005, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My INDY Tech hates them, claims they build up heat and warp rotors. Teh best solution is to change to a low dust brake pad ie CERAMIC or PBR/AXXIS.
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I have the PBR AXXIS ceramic pads and they produce a lot of dust, but work very well.

Switchign to ceramic pads isnt because of dust, rather a performance gain.
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I have the PBR AXXIS ceramic pads and they produce a lot of dust, but work very well.

Switchign to ceramic pads isnt because of dust, rather a performance gain.
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They sold you crappy ones! ceramic pads are composed of ceramic fibers, nonferrous filler materials, bonding agents, and possibly small amounts of metal. Lighter in color and more expensive than other brake pads, ceramic pads are cleaner and quieter, and offer excellent braking characteristics without wearing down the rotors. They virtually produces no dust !
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There is still a decent amount of dust. I understand ceramic pads are SUPPOSED to produce less dust, but the reason I got them was to avoid brake fading. High temperatures are easier to withstand with ceramic pads over metallic based ones.


Check for some good low dust pads at www.ebcbrakes.com
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Originally posted by zibby+Aug 22 2005, 11:43 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zibby @ Aug 22 2005, 11:43 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-///M Power@Aug 22 2005, 04:57 PM
I have the PBR AXXIS ceramic pads and they produce a lot of dust, but work very well.

Switchign to ceramic pads isnt because of dust, rather a performance gain.
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They sold you crappy ones! ceramic pads are composed of ceramic fibers, nonferrous filler materials, bonding agents, and possibly small amounts of metal. Lighter in color and more expensive than other brake pads, ceramic pads are cleaner and quieter, and offer excellent braking characteristics without wearing down the rotors. They virtually produces no dust !
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He got PBR/AXXIS made for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan - Ha. Ha, Ha ... thats why so dusty!
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yes, turnermotorsport are Taliban fighters.....?
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The AXXIS Deluxe Plus pads are low dust, might give those a whirl. Have them on another car myself )
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Jody007, I suppose that's the price you pay for fantastic BMW brakes. Brake Dust Covers are a bad idea, they trap the heat inside and the brakes will eventually start to melt_
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Jody007, I suppose that's the price you pay for fantastic BMW brakes. Brake Dust Covers are a bad idea, they trap the heat inside and the brakes will eventually start to melt_
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Look as if I'll be cleaning wheels often.
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Twice a day!!!! Wow now thats too much. Can ya put up snaps of how much do you get in a typical day. I get a lot of brake dust but usually I wash the wheels like twice a month maybe and that considering my threshold for dirty wheels is very very low...:-). But twice a day is ridiculous.....but all the forums I have read have told me that whatever you do there is no such thing as no brake dust.....now the question is what is the lowest you can get to none. My mechanic has ecommended Ceramics to me but right now my mechanic does not know my financial condition...lol....so the car will have to do with crappy OEM Bimmer pads for some more time.
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tell her to stop riding the damn brakes. then go out and buy ebc pads. but if you drive like a race car ANY pad will create dust. when i really hammer my ebcs they make enough dust to be annoying. but i only clean the wheels once every 2 weeks or so.
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My wife has a set of vented Kleenwheels they work nice, no black dust, she drives mainly highways during off-peak, so the brakes don't heat up like city driving.
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I switched to Pagid and have found them to produce much less dust - they stop nicely too!
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