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Old 07-03-2009
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Extreme Brake Dust Problem

Well I have noticed that my front wheels get loaded up with brake dust very often, I'll clean them and a week earlier they'll have a thick coat of brake dust again, do lots of people have this problem or could it just be my brakes and rotors? And I don't brake hard or anything, I just brake as anyone else would. Would getting new pads and rotors help me with this because it's really frustrating me.
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Do you know what pads your running? If they are a cheaper one, then they tend to throw alot more dust.

My guess is that your using your brakes a bit more that usual. Try changing your driving style a little bit. Coast a bit more before a stop light, or something along those lines.
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Well actually I didn't think about this at the time of posting but I know I do have new brake pads because the previous owner changed them before I got the truck, but what I usually do to slow down is downshift and brake at the same time so I don't even put that much pressure on the brakes when slowing down.
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try downshifting and just coasting to a stop, i know my wheels get loaded too because i drive toooooo fast most of the time and use my brakes heavily lol
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