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      08-28-2021, 06:23 PM   #1
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I'M looking for some brake pads that don't give off so much brake dust but still have a great bite to it..
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      08-29-2021, 10:27 AM   #2
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I'M looking for some brake pads that don't give off so much brake dust but still have a great bite to it..
Powerstop Z23 Evo pads have been a good solution for me — for a street use pad they've performed very well and emit probably 1/10th the dust of the factory pads.
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Iíve been using Akebono on all of my cars with great result, low dust and great stopping power. Whatever you decide, donít get textar if youíre looking for low dust.
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is anybody using Hawk pads 5.0
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      10-04-2021, 04:13 AM   #5
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Powerstop Z23 Evo pads have been a good solution for me ó for a street use pad they've performed very well and emit probably 1/10th the dust of the factory pads.
what about Powerstop Z26? better maybe
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what about Powerstop Z26? better maybe
Yeah doesn't look like a bad alternative for more performance, I've had no complaints with the Z23 pads, I can't really tell a performance difference between them and OEM. If you go with the Z26 please post your feedback as far as performance/feel/dust/noise -- might switch to those when the time comes
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is anybody using Hawk pads 5.0
I just went with Hawk ceramic pads on all 4 corners on my car. It's still in the shop so no feedback yet on how they perform. However, my buddy has them on his AMG's that I have a decent amount of seat time in and I loved them. No sacrifice in bite & of course a lot less dust.

I ran the powerstop z23's on my previous m6gc for over two years and they performed great - also a lot cheaper than the Hawks. My only gripe with them is how they change the rotor color into a light brown shade. I lived with it, but decided to switch it up this go round. And this is a common thing; happened on my cayenne GTS with the same pads + powerstop rotors. Few searches online and seen I wasn't the only one. Again, not really a deal breaker but rather something to consider.
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I just went with Hawk ceramic pads on all 4 corners on my car. It's still in the shop so no feedback yet on how they perform. However, my buddy has them on his AMG's that I have a decent amount of seat time in and I loved them. No sacrifice in bite & of course a lot less dust.

I ran the powerstop z23's on my previous m6gc for over two years and they performed great - also a lot cheaper than the Hawks. My only gripe with them is how they change the rotor color into a light brown shade. I lived with it, but decided to switch it up this go round. And this is a common thing; happened on my cayenne GTS with the same pads + powerstop rotors. Few searches online and seen I wasn't the only one. Again, not really a deal breaker but rather something to consider.
I actually wasn't aware that the slight brown rotor tint was coming from the pads -- I just thought it was the rotor getting to end-of-life as mine are almost due. Could you link to the Hawk pads? Have done a few searches and can't seem to find a kit for our cars
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I actually wasn't aware that the slight brown rotor tint was coming from the pads -- I just thought it was the rotor getting to end-of-life as mine are almost due. Could you link to the Hawk pads? Have done a few searches and can't seem to find a kit for our cars
Yeah I could see you thinking that - fair assessment for sure.

Front; https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb828z760.html

Rear; https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb820z675.html

They had the best prices from what I could fine. I also called Hawk first to confirm fitment and those were the part numbers they gave me for our cars.
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Thanks for this research guys. @Flo those pads are for CCB cars - I'm assuming these are for steel rotor M6s?

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb820b675.html

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb828b760.html

They also have Hawk "Street Race" pads but only in 0.675 thickness (rear) and without much further info - did Hawk give you any other details?

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb820r675.html
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Thanks for this research guys. @Flo those pads are for CCB cars - I'm assuming these are for steel rotor M6s?

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb820b675.html

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb828b760.html

They also have Hawk "Street Race" pads but only in 0.675 thickness (rear) and without much further info - did Hawk give you any other details?

https://truckandgear.com/hawk-perfor...hb820r675.html
I know it kind of reads like that on the website I linked, but they are in fact for steel rotors. Ceramic pads for ceramic disc would be at least 5/$600 a set.

See here directly from Hawk Performanceís website;

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Sweet! Thank you for that - I've been looking for a set of pads (and plugs) for my next service and sounds like these are the ones to go with.

I'm also debating on changing my rotors - they're in decent shape but have developed a small "lip" around the periphery. Mechanic advised it's due to the minimal mileage I do - after sitting for a while the surface rust/crud builds up, then gets cleared off the main face after a drive, but small deposits remain around the very edge. The car is parked and then it builds up again. He said I can change the rotors if I wish but the same issue will develop again...have you guys experienced that?
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