That's not entirely true. While no dust = no brakes, the dust from some pads is lighter in color and washes off more easily. Hawk HPS is one of them.hamann 330Ci said:so baiscally if u want good braking distance there will be a lot of dust ............so there is no way to get the best of both worlds
Whatever the instructions you received says, you should look into the following:OldGold1906 said:Anyone install the Porterfield RS-4 pads. I installed a set about two weeks ago, and they are squealing like stuck pigs.
I was carefull to install them per the instructions, as well as to do a proper break in on them.
I am giving it another week, if it doesn't go away........ OFF they come.
Anyone else experience this?
Hey thanks,jungko said:
Whatever the instructions you received says, you should look into the following:
1) Lip on rotors - if your rotors are used, then the tendency to squeal is much greater because you have 2 uneven surfaces, and that the protruding lip, regardless how small, interferes with the complete contact of the new pads. USE BRAND NEW ROTORS IF POSSIBLE.
2) Improper installation - you should use the spray-on version of an anti-squeal compound. We used many brands, but found that the Permatex Disc Brake Quiet, Part No. 80077 works best with the Porterfield pads. They are available from your local parts store.
3) Improper bedding procedure - causes thermal shock on the new rotors. Brake-in your brakes during the first 30 miles then be gentle on the next 300 miles.
Hope that helps!
Can these shims be found easily, or are they pad specific? Are generic shim available?maynardc said:...is to install teflon, anti-squeal brake pad shims. it has adhesive on the back when you peel off the protective paper; you just simply place it on the back of the pad and install them. they are the best and easiest to use.
Can these shims be found easily, or are they pad specific? Are generic shim available?