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Old 07-16-2007
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why do i so much brake dust?

i just washed my truck yesterday and i drove it maybe 2 hrs total in 2 days. mostly highway. well i get brake dust all over my wheels. it looks bad cus it always happens on the front end not the rear with the drums. is there something i can do to keep the brake dust off? also can it stain my wheels if i dont get it wash it off?
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yes it can stain your wheels...

dont go with cheap brake pads... ive NEVER had any dust on my fronts with the pads that came with my truck, sadly i dont know what they are but never had a problem
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my truck has pads on it from where i bought my truck. prolly cheap ones i guess
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yeah, mine were replaced because i got mine used but you prob have some cheap motorcraft ones, not ceramic
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is ceramic better?
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is ceramic better?
yes

I had crappy pads on mine and forgot about cleaning the wheels. It ate through the clear coat on the wheels and now they look like crap.
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Something I found is make sure you wash your wheels every few days after you replace pads or when the vehicle is new. After a few 100 miles they don't produce as much dust. Put a good coat of wax on the wheels so they are easy to keep clean.
Use your engine to slow you down instead of your brakes. ie: you see brake lights on up the road just take your foot off the gas so the vehicle slows down on it's own.
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is ceramic better?
the truck is designed to use metalic pads, they stop better then ceramic pads.
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You oughta see our Mariner (Mercury version of a Ford Escape) I've never seen a vehicle make so much brake dust...it's terrible! Our neighbor has an Escape and it does the same thing. Oh well, it's a lease so I'm not messing with it. My Ranger still has the stock front pads and never has made too much.
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Make sure your rear drums are adjusted correctly. Rears that aren't adjusted can cause the discs up front to work harder thereby increasing the amount of dust.
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maybe try changing your driving style.

like give yourself a little more room in front of you when comming to a stop.
i have had many newer ford products and none have seem to have dusted the wheels heavy, but i have seen some of the same types of cars/trucks with heavy dust so i have come to the conclusion that its the persons driving style.
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