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Lowest Dust Brake Pad selection


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I have 4 cars (2 porsches) and my 996 aero is a street only creature. Brake dust on my nice 3 piece wheels is becoming increasingly bothersome with the stock pads. Does anyone have any suggestions for pads that provide OEM-like friction coefficients but are extremely low dust? I don't need track or autocross performance and fade is not an issue on the street, so OEM grip and low dust are the primary factors. I have been considering the Axxis Deluxe (organic) and Axxis metal master and the Hawk Performance Ceramic. I'm upgrading to cross drilled AND slotted Brembo rotors, so initial bite will be enhanced slightly.

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If you don't have dust then the pads aren't working the way in which they were designed. Dust is a good thing but a PITA to constantly keep clean. It's a trade off.

One more thing.....Your rotors should already be drilled on your 996 so I am puzzled why state you are "upgrading" your rotors. FYI.....your initial bite will NOT be better. Bite is a function of pad compound.

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ebc green is low on dust. such pads have heavy synthetic or ceramic content so be sure to pick one that is rotor friendly. you want to change pads and not rotors. metal axxis are good but i''m not sure which one you want. the organic will probly dust more.

you may want to wax the wheels to help with the cleaning in the future. try using a synthetic wax like rejex or zaino.

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I have 4 cars (2 porsches) and my 996 aero is a street only creature. Brake dust on my nice 3 piece wheels is becoming increasingly bothersome with the stock pads. Does anyone have any suggestions for pads that provide OEM-like friction coefficients but are extremely low dust? I don't need track or autocross performance and fade is not an issue on the street, so OEM grip and low dust are the primary factors. I have been considering the Axxis Deluxe (organic) and Axxis metal master and the Hawk Performance Ceramic. I'm upgrading to cross drilled AND slotted Brembo rotors, so initial bite will be enhanced slightly.

I agree, dust on 3-pc wheels is a huge pain!! I have been using the Hawk Ceramic pads for low dust and been pretty happy with them.

Good Luck.

-SD

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I have 4 cars (2 porsches) and my 996 aero is a street only creature. Brake dust on my nice 3 piece wheels is becoming increasingly bothersome with the stock pads. Does anyone have any suggestions for pads that provide OEM-like friction coefficients but are extremely low dust? I don't need track or autocross performance and fade is not an issue on the street, so OEM grip and low dust are the primary factors. I have been considering the Axxis Deluxe (organic) and Axxis metal master and the Hawk Performance Ceramic. I'm upgrading to cross drilled AND slotted Brembo rotors, so initial bite will be enhanced slightly.

I agree, dust on 3-pc wheels is a huge pain!! I have been using the Hawk Ceramic pads for low dust and been pretty happy with them.

Good Luck.

-SD

Thanks guys. I was considering the Hawk Ceramics anyway and it's cool to get some validation. Note: When I mentioned I am upgrading rotors, I meant that the new Brembos will be crossdrilled AND slotted. Slotting is supposed to burnish the bad continuously and create a more aggressive friction surface, not just help vent gasses.

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I have 4 cars (2 porsches) and my 996 aero is a street only creature. Brake dust on my nice 3 piece wheels is becoming increasingly bothersome with the stock pads. Does anyone have any suggestions for pads that provide OEM-like friction coefficients but are extremely low dust? I don't need track or autocross performance and fade is not an issue on the street, so OEM grip and low dust are the primary factors. I have been considering the Axxis Deluxe (organic) and Axxis metal master and the Hawk Performance Ceramic. I'm upgrading to cross drilled AND slotted Brembo rotors, so initial bite will be enhanced slightly.

I agree, dust on 3-pc wheels is a huge pain!! I have been using the Hawk Ceramic pads for low dust and been pretty happy with them.

Good Luck.

-SD

Thanks guys. I was considering the Hawk Ceramics anyway and it's cool to get some validation. Note: When I mentioned I am upgrading rotors, I meant that the new Brembos will be crossdrilled AND slotted. Slotting is supposed to burnish the bad continuously and create a more aggressive friction surface, not just help vent gasses.

Personally I want brake pads that EAT rotors for lunch. One NEVER knows when quick stopping might mean the difference between being able to next remove and clean those BBS mesh wheels or not.

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