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A62TURBO
05-01-2007, 07:15 PM
I have an 03' A6 27t with the BBS wheels. The car has about 35,000 miles it runs great but the brake dust is killin me, I think the previous owner put the cheapest brake pads possible out there. Any suggestions on brake pad replacements for my stock brakes???

Tgr_Clw
05-02-2007, 08:32 AM
Hawk HPS.

pms
05-02-2007, 10:56 AM
+1 on Hawk HPS, but...

I think the general concesus is that Audis generate copious amounts of brake dust regardless of what type of pads you use.

Tgr_Clw
05-03-2007, 07:00 PM
Absolutely not true. It all depends on the pads. I've personally ran HPS all around and my wheels looked clean after 3 weeks of not washing the car.


+1 on Hawk HPS, but...

I think the general concesus is that Audis generate copious amounts of brake dust regardless of what type of pads you use.

rxrep
05-03-2007, 08:44 PM
Concur on the Hawks. No dust after weeks of use.

pms
05-04-2007, 07:24 PM
I stand corrected...and eager to swap out my pads, doing away with my brake dust hell.

EBG 18T
05-04-2007, 08:17 PM
carbotech bobcats are solid street pads and zero dust.

Alpinevelo
05-24-2007, 04:50 PM
Hawk HPS.


Can these be bought just about anywhere?

Thx...! [confused]

EBG 18T
05-24-2007, 05:51 PM
Can these be bought just about anywhere?

Thx...! [confused]


yep. hawk's are very popular.

pms
05-25-2007, 05:21 AM
Hawk - Tire Rack sells them.

Obsessed
05-25-2007, 07:10 AM
How hard are the Hawks? It's nice to have brake pads that are dust free, but not at the expense of my rotors.

Papachristou
05-25-2007, 09:35 AM
i have the hawk ceramics and they are terrible! no dust though but soooo spongy i wonder if i have brakes some days...

im going to try the hawk HPS but the ones on ecs dont have brake sensor connectors... the ones on tire rack do have the sensors?

seatown88
06-26-2007, 08:08 PM
what about mintex brake pads anyone with experience with them?

HIERLEVELZ
06-28-2007, 02:43 PM
So general consensus is hawks do produce much dust; but what about squeal? I would rather deal with dust than noise.

PJStyles
07-14-2007, 02:08 PM
Anyone from Toronto or surrounding areas know of a good place to purchase Hawk HPS brake pads? I'm going to be due for brakes soon and was wondering if there's a good place to pick them up....

Thanks

PJStyles

EBG 18T
07-15-2007, 10:37 AM
what about mintex brake pads anyone with experience with them?

mintex reds are crap, they have less stopping power than stock. look at the hawk hps or the carbotech bobcats.

TROLL
07-18-2007, 11:48 AM
ha, try the brembo front and rear calipers with brembo pads i have on my WRX... i thought i knew what bad dust was, until i put these on. they're horrrrrrible.

one thing that could help is putting wheel wax on your wheels. i just ordered poorboys wheel sealant from www.glimmerglassdetailing.com after hearing very good things about it. it helps keep dust from building up, and also makes washing the wheels much easier.

seatown88
07-28-2007, 01:00 PM
mintex reds are crap, they have less stopping power than stock. look at the hawk hps or the carbotech bobcats.

i actually love my mintex red boxs, when they have heat in them they have huge stopping power, and i was surprised at the amount of brake dust there was after the track day, not much at all.

Tgr_Clw
07-31-2007, 10:57 AM
Contact Independent Tuning in Scarborough (Warden/Lawrence). They'll be able to help you out.


Anyone from Toronto or surrounding areas know of a good place to purchase Hawk HPS brake pads? I'm going to be due for brakes soon and was wondering if there's a good place to pick them up....

Thanks

PJStyles

EBG 18T
07-31-2007, 06:22 PM
i actually love my mintex red boxs, when they have heat in them they have huge stopping power, and i was surprised at the amount of brake dust there was after the track day, not much at all.


i am wondering if there are two types of mintex reds then. The only mintex reds i used had less friction than the OEM pads. They were diffintly not track worthy.

seatown88
08-01-2007, 04:47 PM
not sure, maybe they have changed the material since you used them, or maybe it was my slotted rotors really helping, but my brakes work sooo great when they had a little heat in them. they dont have excellent cold bite, thats why i might want something different, but when they got warm, wow they were awesome. on three of the five runs i made my front brakes were just pouring with smoke, but my brakes were still working amazingly, no fade at all

libtech75
08-02-2007, 03:38 PM
My mintex red pads have similar friction to OEM IMO. Very little brake dust though. Overall I am happy with them for price/style of driving that I do.

VMRWheels
08-03-2007, 01:09 PM
A lot of brake dust doesn't always mean cheap pads. I am running HP+ on my civic and it dusts like crazy, turns my wheels black in a day or two, but they stop on a dime. It really depends on the compound. HPS is also a really great pad w/ minimal dust & great stopping power. [up]

ny02s4
08-05-2007, 10:10 AM
i actually love my mintex red boxs, when they have heat in them they have huge stopping power, and i was surprised at the amount of brake dust there was after the track day, not much at all.

+1 to that!! i love my Mintex red box bods, especially because they barely dust at all.

A62TURBO
08-07-2007, 12:24 PM
I'm surprised that this thread is still around since I originally posted it. It's crazy to see how much brake dust affects Audi owners.

MarkChai
08-12-2007, 10:37 AM
The worst thing about the brake dust is that if you don't stay on top of it, it will cause pitting in the finish of your wheels due to it's corrosiveness. (straight from my old B5 manual) Not sure if the ceramic pad dust does the same.