Brake Dust is too much

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  1. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, this brake dust is beyond belief. What are some possible replacements for these OEM dust generators? :-(
     
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    I will know more this week after my car shows up.
     
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    i was hoping that with a manual and all country and highway driving it wouldn't be bad! wrong.. I cant imagine how bad it is on an auto :eek:
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Yeah, It's bad. Cleaning the fronts take me about 15 mins. Hopefully the doctor can come up with those better pads.....
     
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  5. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    It's freakin horrible. :mad:
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    kinda looks a little like brass monkey :D
     
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    tsc SRT Hellcat Enthusiast

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    Any car with stock Brembo pads has this problem. Make the rotors and pads even bigger and what a surprise, more dust! :)

    Now just imagine if your wheels were not black, at least that helps hide it a bit. I will probably swap pads at some point but for now it does not bother me -- spray on wheel and tire cleaner works wonders. Spray it on, let it sit for a minute, spray it off. Gets 95% of it off and I get the rest off with a microfiber towel dedicated to the wheels.
     
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    Pics for those of us who don't have one yet? I bet it's hard to clean, too
     
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    I have pads coming I know tears will fit for sure fronts are the ones I'm worried about.
     
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    ya, can we see how bad it is? Any pics (although it might not show up well on a camera with the black rims....)
     
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    The front brakes on the Hellcat are very similar to the ones I had on my 12 SRT Grand Cherokee. I replaced the stock pads with Ceramic ones and it cut the dust by 75%. I was still not has good as a non-high performance car but much better.
     
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    Must be a lot of folks first SRTs, as this is par for the course with any cars in their lineup.

    First thing I do is install Hawk Ceramic pads. If these brakes are identical as those on 392 Challengers for the past couple years they are easy to find. Will set you back about $200
     
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    Fronts are not like the 392
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You thought I was just being a picky whiny baby! LOL:)
     
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    I will fly out and do yours tammie
     
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