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Old 10-12-2013, 12:58 AM
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Question Low Dust Brake pad recommendation

Need any recommendation from previous owners. I cannot decide between the following three pads for our new E70 - the OEM pads dust is out of control - literaly, drive about 10 miles and my front wheels are black again. I can't take it - I have low dust pads on my two e46's and love them and the stopping power is just as good as OEM.

But I cannot find those brands for my X - so I'm down to these three:

Akebono Euro Ceramic
Hawk Performance Ceramic (PC)
EBC Redstuff Performance

All are pretty close to the same price, so I just want to know what will give me the lowest dust. I don't care about stopping power comparison as I'm pretty sure they all 3 are real close to comparison...

Any recommendations?
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:25 AM
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I have run Redstuff on everything from my CR-V to fully modded 350Z. Love them. I have a set for my X waiting for the current new pads installed by the dealer I got it from to get past new, just can't pull new pads.
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I use akebono on all my BMW's and love the results. On my E60, the akebono's took the grabby feel out of the brakes. No dust.
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I use akebono on all my BMW's and love the results. On my E60, the akebono's took the grabby feel out of the brakes. No dust.
Same here.
Some people say it takes longer to stop, but I do not notice it that much.
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I have EBC Green Stuff ... manufacturer claims 30% less brake dust. I don't know whether to believe that or not ... they're still dusty. I start noticing the dust after about a week of driving, or 200 miles ... They work very well!! Perhaps that is the penalty one has to pay for having brakes that grab.
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Have always liked my Akebono Euro pads.
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I recently installed Wagner Gold Ceramic pads front and rear from Advance Auto Parts. They dust a lot less and I really like the pedal feel, a lot less grabby. I used one of the online coupon codes and was able to get both sets of pads for $75 including shipping. I considered the Akebono pads but these were so cheap I figured it was worth a try.
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I use akebono on all my BMW's and love the results. On my E60, the akebono's took the grabby feel out of the brakes. No dust.

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