Same here. I installed Akebono pads when replacing the original factory pads and have been very pleased with them. I chose the Akebonos based on forum discussions related to low dusting and good performance and I have not been disappointed with them.Stock rotors and Akebono pads here when I did all 4 points last time. Works fine.
interesting theory. I'm in a dry climate as well and don't have squeaking issues.Maybe a dry climate reduces squeaking because I've never had a problem.
If you don't mind the dust, then I think this is a very good idea. The factory pads had great stopping power.Timely. I’m going to probably do FCP kit with Brembo and Volvo pads. I’m no speed demon. They’ve been good so far and I’ll likely get some Sonax to help clean the newly powder coated pegs.
The ones I linked are 330mm, for the R. Search the part number as the car selection is kinda weird. You have to select S60 then it brings up the "R" option.Sorry to say, but this site does not have rotors for the R... they have the 286mm,305mm and 320mm rotors but not the 330mm. When entering make/model, they stop at "S60 2.5T AWD"