Excessive dark residue on front rims

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  1. junglas

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    Hey guys I had my SRT for about a month now. I was concerned with the front rims getting dark carbon residue from the brakes. Is that due to the larger brake pads on the front than the back? Because the back rims are nearly spotless compared to the front. Should I have the brakes checked? Thanks.
     
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    That is normal and not due to size but where most of your stopping power is generated.

    There are other pads available that have less dust associated with them...
     
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    Welcome to the world of SRT breaks. The black stuff is just break dust. If you wash the wheel, the dust will show up again very soon. A lot of SRT owners take the OEM pads and replace them with ones that leave less brake dust. You may loose some breaking from other pads. The replacement pads are way less expensive that OEM. Just call any dealer and ask them the cost of replacement pads. Then contact service and ask them how much for complete pad replacement job. That will sit you right down.
     
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    Switch out the front pads to Ceramic and your dust problems will pretty much go away.

    Now all that black sticky tire residue on the rear quarter panel?
    That is another problem that cannot easily be solved as its directly related to the loose nut behind the wheel.
     
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    the dust simply means the pads and rotors are doing exactly what they were designed for--high performance pads that are matched exactly to the rotors will shed and dust is the by product--a harder pad can be used, but will simply cut the rotor quicker and usually results in longer stopping distances...
    the fronts being heavier on dust, is just a by product of proportioning.. normal.
     
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    What's wrong with just wiping them down when u wash it!!
     
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    Powerstop z-23 pads. Love them.
     
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    When washing them down, you won't get all of it off. I just took off my front tires and did them while off the car.
    I was able to really clean off the Brembos.
    Took about an hour to get in all the spokes
    Looks great now, but sleeping on the lift till spring. so how long before it looks
    bad again will have to wait.

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    I just received replacement pads today.....I bought Centric Posi-Quiet Semi-Metallic pads front and rear. I have used these on every SRT I have owned (4) except for the 2013 SRT Challenger...For some reason the dust is not much worse on it than most cars....the Centrics stop well though dont get me wrong...they dont stop as well as the OEMs but not a big difference...except about 80% reduction in dust...
     
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    Thanks for the replies! I never owned an SRT or a high-powered sports/muscle car for that matter so I thought that was a bit much brake dust. Thanks again!!
     
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    The powerstop z23's will cut the brake dust by 90%. You won't notice any difference in stopping power for a daily driven SRT. If you track it, swap the stock brembos back in it. I'm really happy with the switch.
     
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    As long as you wash the wheels regularly the brake dust won't cause you any problems. It's normal like everyone says.

    If neglect to clean the wheels regularly over time it build up and may even discolor the wheels. Wash them at least weekly (assuming daily driving) and you will be fine.
     

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