New brakes after 1 month.

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  1. R3dk3y

    R3dk3y Hellcat Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I couldn't stand the dust. I was cleaning my wheels daily with my 70+ mile commute and got sick of it. I put on Powerstop Z26 pads and it seems to be much cleaner.

    I haven't done the rears yet, as I wanted to see how dusty the fronts were.

    So far so good.
     
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    After 1500 miles wheel wells, shocks, calibers, and wheels looked like a coal stove. I'm easy on brakes normally downshift so put in Z26 pads all around. Less dust but only put 50 miles on them.
    Be sure to put the rears on soon. You do not want different material pads front and rear!
    Differential in friction will create problems with your rotors. Found out the hard way.
     
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    Adam's wheel cleaner and my problems are resolved.
     
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    dont bother with the rears. I bought the fronts and rears and installed the fronts only and no issues with the stock pads on the rear as far as dust goes
     
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    How so? I cant possibly see how that would affect the rotors in any way at all. The front and rear brakes are completely different to start with. Even with all stock pads the rears are not the same as the front as far as stopping power. Please explain.
     
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    Good stuff!!!

    Also consider pulling the wheels, cleaning well and coating with Chemical Guys wheel guard. I really helps keep the stuff from sticking.... 90% hoses off with water and then follow up with good wheel cleaner.
     
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    ^^ This. I was testing this product last week.. It makes life much easier and keep those wheel looking nice.
     
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    Friction grade differences, between front and rear see below link. After warping a set of rear rotors with EBC pads up front and stock on pads on the rear this is what I was told by the manufacturer.

    Front Brake Pads
     
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    Well that seems weird. Maybe a harder compound up front causing the rears to work harder causing heat? Hmm i may look into some rears now too. Havent even picked up the new Cat yet but i do have the new fronts waiting. Think ill wait and do em all. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    well that link says NOTHING about warping rotors with different pad types. It talks about have less aggressive pads on the front than the back causing a tail spin out under heavy braking.
     
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    Correct, it says nothing on warping but if the rears are heating up more due to friction differences between front/rear it is not good.
    Technically they don't warp, they pad deposits material on the rotor, causing thickness variation.

    -Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths

     
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    difference between front and back pad material isnt going to load up rotors with pad material. that rotor warping is due to aggressive stopping and then sitting at a standstill with thefoot on the brake.

    its a fact that the back brakes are SMALLER than the front because the weight shifts forward and most of the braking power is on the front. But you arent going to warp you rotors because of different front and rear pads.

    follow a logical argument and stop throwing random facts about brakes and then claiming thats why rotors warp.
     
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    That was my thinking too. The fronts are so big on these cars that it seems almost impossible to take away enough friction in the front to overheat the rears with pad material alone. The article doesnt mention this brake setup specifically either. I'll bet in rare cases with a common brake setup they've seen a little something, and its prob due to standing on the brakes after aggressive braking, but these facts coming from EBC who sells brakes definitely make it seem more like a scare tactic for increased sales.
    I may still buy some rears for the dust factor alone though. So tired of washing the wheels.
     
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    This is what my front rotors look like after installing Z-23 the rear also have Z-23 with no problem.

    Powerstop said we may have put the wrong pads in the box we sent you. The front pads were sent in a generic box
     

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    man that rotor looks like shet!
     

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