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Well, it is time for my car to get some new pads. Worn mine down as far as you can reasonably go before having to get new rotors as well. I don't know anything about what pads are good or bad, but I would like some input from people who have had to change theirs so that I can get a good start on research. I REALLY HATE the brake dust. I travel anything greater than a mile and the wheels are already covered in brake dust with the OEM pads. I don't want to sacrifice the braking ability though. I really would like to brake better, but I know that you can't have no brake dust and better braking at the same time. So, what is recommended?
 

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Wagner thermoquiets work well for a daily driver, they are not track pads, but visible dust is virtually non-existent.

I replaced both front n rear ( considering rears wore out first !! )
 

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I'm rocking Centric Posiquiets. They feel pretty good in day to day driving and I don't feel any real loss of performance. Dust is drastically cut as well. They do squeal randomly when it's really cold out, but it's very intermittent.
 

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Well, I do want a little better performance if I can. Especially since I'm about to throw on some Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires on the thing.
 

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Spend the extra money and get rotors also. I put pads on my stock rotors and it chewed them up.
Did you put the ceramics on the stock rotors? I was very happy with the stock rotors and went with another set because of that.
 

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Did you put the ceramics on the stock rotors? I was very happy with the stock rotors and went with another set because of that.
I did have ceramics with the stock rotor. I had them turned before I installed the pads. The rotors didnt last long after that. 10k miles later I was getting really bad pulsing.
 

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I did have ceramics with the stock rotor. I had them turned before I installed the pads. The rotors didnt last long after that. 10k miles later I was getting really bad pulsing.
Yeah, that makes a lot more sense. I just ended up replaced them since it would only save me $30 to turn the originals.
 
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The pad material used on the 15+ model years dusts less than the 13's-14's. A lot less. That may be an option and an inexpensive one to try out.

I plan on using Ferodo DS2500's when the time comes but they probably dust as much as the older ST pad material. They are costly though.
 

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Yea, I am not disappointed with the dust from stock pads on my '16 and I'm a detail freak. Obviously nothing isn't perfect. I have had exceptional dust and braking performance from EBC green stuff 7000's on a truck but have never had EBC pads on a car. They're bound to have some excellent options. No one has any EBC recommendations?
 
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