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Old 08-19-2010, 09:52 AM
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You guys get a tremendous amount of brake dust off your four-wheel discs?

I got some (*SHREEEK*) bug splatters on my car and I was washing them off and then noticed all this black dust all over my car. I was traumatized. I'd imagine the dust must be really abrasive.

See, that's why I was thinking about changing the stock 20" rims to a Centerline-syle rim; to keep all the brake dust from getting all over the body of the car. It looks like hell.

FYI, I drive the Challenger "like an old grandpa" and have not been really leaning on the brakes at all.

I've got 122,000 miles on the original brakes in my Jeep Cherokee.
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how many miles on it? could be that the brakes are still seating in.
i had a lot of dust for the first few hundred miles and then it went
away for the most part, i use eagle one wheel cleaner and spray
it good on the back side of the wheel and then hose it off.

works great
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how many miles on it? could be that the brakes are still seating in. i had a lot of dust for the first few hundred miles and then it went away for the most part
Oh.....OK.

I have < 200 miles on the car.

S/B 600 miles by the end of the weekend.
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If your brake dust problem contunues, you can switch to high performance ceramic pads. I recommend Hawk or Satisfied Pro Ceramics.

On my SRT, the brake dust is 10X worse because they use no-compromise carbon composition pads for maximum stopping power.
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