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I need to new brake pads....low dust, high performance. Is there a consensus on which are the best? I'd like to hear your recommendations. <p>Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (kipp)

Well, you'll never actually GET a consensus <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> , but I swear by Porterfield pads. Get them through George at Viva Performance.
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (Quick Brick)

I think just about anything are going to be lower dust than OEM. I'm a fan of Mintex Red Box for a street car. I don't drive the car real hard, and the dusting is very low, compared to OEM pads. I used these on both my ex-wife's B5 Passat, as well as my V70, and have been happy w/ them. You may also want to look at Hawks, either the Blacks or the HPS. I have no personal experience w/ them, but I do use the Blues on my race car, and the stopping power is amazing, but w/ the Blues, they don't work if they're not hot.
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (kipp)

Big fan of the Hawk HPS:<p><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=81_94&products_id=302" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=302</A><p>Virtually no dust and good initial "bite".<p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (Mk1Racer)

MK1Racer<br>You wouldn't happen to have part numbers and/or a place to order the mintex from do ya? I loved those on my Audi for low dust and overall performance. Thanks<br>
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (JABRD__s60R)

I always read about the high brake dust from OEM. I barely get any on the wheels in a weeks worth of driving.(400-500 miles) Maybe I have the secret "low dust pads" from Volvo that I have heard people talking about? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (kipp)

I too like the Hawk SPS - have had them on for about a year - seem to be very easy on the rotors, have never had a squeal problem and they are wearing very well.
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Maybe I have the secret "low dust pads" from Volvo that I have heard people talking about? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Have you also heard that the stopping distance is greater with those pads?
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (JOSBRO)

Brake pads are consumable items, I'd prefer them to take the wear with higher brake dust and give great performance rather than increase the wear of the discs to achieve the same performance. Wiping down the wheels is inconvenient, but the tradeoff.
 

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Re: CONSENSUS ON LOW DUST BRAKE PADS? (vLGrok)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vLGrok</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Brake pads are consumable items, I'd prefer them to take the wear with higher brake dust and give great performance rather than increase the wear of the discs to achieve the same performance. Wiping down the wheels is inconvenient, but the tradeoff.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Point taken. I didnt know that lower dust meant decreased life of the pads AND rotors. Speaking of which, the dealer told me that my rear rotors need to be replaced. The car has only 31k (highway miles) on it. Dose that seem like premature wear?
 
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