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Excessive Front Brake Dust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KodiakVA, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Aug 20, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    KodiakVA

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    I have only 1200 miles on my 09 Tacoma and I have never seen this much black front brake dust in my life. I drive a good amount of highway miles too, so it's not like I'm leaning on the brakes. The 99 Ranger I just traded in would not have this much in 5000 miles. Anyone else notice this?

    Anyone use some brand of pad that can cut down on this? What is your experience and brake and rotor life?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    it may be just because it is new and both the pads and rotors need to be broken in, if you replace em i reccomend ceramic pads
     
  3. Aug 20, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    It gets less. After about 5k miles, I noticed my brake dust wasnt so bad.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    This.

    I'm at 8k now and don't have nearly the problem I had when newer. Once these wear down I'll give ceramic a try.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    If you're complaining about something like brake dust a truck probably wasn't the best decision to begin with.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    DTacoms

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    Having a new tacoma is a new experience. Your foot is probably very hard on the accelerator and brakes. I've got 68K on my truck and still do the same.:)
     
  7. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    KodiakVA

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    If you're complaining about something like brake dust a truck probably wasn't the best decision to begin with.

    LOL and if you see a shit load of oil sprayed everywhere in you engine compartment don't worry about it. Your a he-man truck owner thats why you bought a truck anyway. Good grief.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:38 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    you haven't washed your truck in 1200 miles??????
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    Normal.... and it'll get much less. Mine did the same thing when it was new.

    Keep the wheels clean. I wouldn't wanna leave that dust on there and find out it'll ruin the wheels. Besides, it looks like shit.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    They make a product that goes behind the wheel. it is black and kinda blends in. You will never get brake dust again. You won't see any rotors or calipers etc, but no brake dust.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Interesting ...what is it? I would think it would mess with the balance of the tire, but if it worked could be awesome
     
  12. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    Get low dust brake pads when your current ones wear out, that's what I will do. I had a 97 Ranger before, I had I think it was Pro-Stop Ceramic Brake pads, they were very good, very very very little dust.
     
  14. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    The truck has nothing to do with it. It's the quality of the pads.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    I used to have these on a GMC full size, never had any issues. They worked great. That truck made a ton of brake dust...used to drive me crazy.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Quality? No. A softer compound makes for better performance but also makes more dust. Ceramics, being a harder compound, don't make as much dust but don't perform as well either. You want to see brake dust? Check out a late model Corvette.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    wat?
    they dont attach to the wheel, so there should be no balance issue. show vehicles have them a lot, but they are a single flat piece that goes back there. i hadnt seen these type before, but look like they should work well
     
  18. Aug 21, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Actually, Ceramics perform quite well, as they have a higher heat range. They generally last longer, and brake better. Heat and noise are the issues manufactures struggle with when choosing an OEM brake pad. If the pad cannot disipate heat, brake performance suffers. If its noisey, customers will complain. And lastly, cost. Must manufactures use a semi metalic pad for this reason. Ceramic pads are found on more expensive brake applications, followed by Carbon ceramic, or Carbon Metalic.
     
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