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    squealing brake recommendations?

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    I am ordering new Adams rotors and need to replace my pads. Adams has their yearly sale right now so to much to pass on again. Any recommendations for LOW Dust pads that can also be quiet?

    I am beyond sick of the squealing every time I touch the brakes. Every day pulling out of a parking garage or sitting in traffic it's none stop and drives me nuts. Time to fix it.

    Going on a 2014 A6 PP Quattro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wade99 View Post
    ....I am beyond sick of the squealing every time I touch the brakes. Every day pulling out of a parking garage or sitting in traffic it's none stop and drives me nuts.
    Use the brakes more agressively and they won't squeal. The brakes on my S6 have never squealed in 2.5 years.

    Video that explains this:

    "To minimize squeaks from your brake pads, use brake pads with a high content of organic brake material (resin, rubber, Kevlar, fiber, or what-have-you). More organic brake material means fewer metal shavings in the brake pad, less squeaking, and less metal dust on your wheels" https://axleaddict.com/auto-repair/4...-Brake-Squeaks

    Lower pad metal content may produce less squealing & maybe less capable brakes
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    or just brake a bit later everytimes and they're going to squeal a lot less

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    I live in Orlando the city of bumper to bumper traffic while I4 is under construction, for the next 5 years. I can't break hard when you never hit 45 mph half the time.

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    Change to a pad with a higher ceramic content.
    I use the EBC Redstuff pads.

    Others are available.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings zcd2.7t's Avatar
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    This question is asked virtually every week on this forum...did you consider searching?

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    I and others have had great results with Wearever Gold semi-metallic pads from Advanced Auto Parts.

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    For the exact same reason (squealing), as well as the EXCESSIVE dust, I just bought Powerstop Z26 pads which are very low dust and no noise (have them as street pads on my '17 Camaro SS 1LE and loved them) along with a set of centric blanks... I can report back after install. They'll arrive Thursday and I'll probably install next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven View Post
    For the exact same reason (squealing), as well as the EXCESSIVE dust, I just bought Powerstop Z26 pads which are very low dust and no noise (have them as street pads on my '17 Camaro SS 1LE and loved them) along with a set of centric blanks... I can report back after install. They'll arrive Thursday and I'll probably install next weekend.
    Nice, you found some Z26. All I could find was the Z16's and they work great. Low dust, no noise and plenty of initial grab. Let us know how those Z26's turn out for sure.

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    I got those installed on weekend along with Stop Tech drilled and slotted rotors.
    They come with sensors too, which is nice.
    Brakes are noticeably sharper and I expect a lot of dust reduction as well.
    My brakes were silent before, so no change in this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcd2.7t View Post
    I and others have had great results with Wearever Gold semi-metallic pads from Advanced Auto Parts.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by wade99 View Post
    Thank you
    Just purchased the Wearever Gold's on AAP as well - they were having a 25% off sale if you can jump on it. Brings it down to $75.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snohman View Post
    Just purchased the Wearever Gold's on AAP as well - they were having a 25% off sale if you can jump on it. Brings it down to $75.
    I'm tired of the squealing too. Sorry for the dumb question, what is AAP so I can order?
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    I put the Disk Italia Hyper Ceramics on my S6 as I was fed up with the squealing and dust of the stock pads. The Disk Italias have delivered a massive improvement on both fronts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitereality View Post
    I'm tired of the squealing too. Sorry for the dumb question, what is AAP so I can order?
    Advance Auto Parts

    I bought my S6 used and put the Golds on because I wasn't ready to replace my rotors. The pads I took off squealed like crazy. I didn't want to spend a lot on pads only to replace the them and rotors down the road. I can say they bite as good as stock and are quiet.

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    That's right - and the discount code is B6H6BX (at the top of their website currently)
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    Thanks for clarifying, last thing I was thinking of was a local parts store, lol. Just placed my order $76 all in, can't wait to put these on and have some quiet brakes.
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