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I found this interesting diagram illustrating the technology behind Brembo brake pads. They certainly throw off a lot of brake dust, but they do provide maximum stopping power and resistance to fade.

Here is my SRT's braking performance:

60-0 mph= 115 feet
80-0 mph= 212 feet

When you consider that the average car requires about 180 feet to stop from 60 mph, 115 feet is quite impressive for such a heavy car.

I have not replaced the pads on my SRT. I have just got used to a quick 5 minute wheel cleaning with a water spray bottle and paper towels. (Tip- If you wax the inside of your wheels, the dust comes off with one swipe. For the outside of my forged Alcoa wheels, I use Meguiars Detail Spray).

 

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I found this interesting diagram illustrating the technology behind Brembo brake pads. They certainly throw off a lot of brake dust, but they do provide maximum stopping power and resistance to fade.

Here is my SRT's braking performance:

60-0 mph= 121 feet
80-0 mph= 212 feet

When you consider that the average car requires about 180 feet to stop from 60 mph, 121 feet is quite impressive for such a heavy car.

I have not replaced the pads on my SRT. I have just got used to a quick 5 minute wheel cleaning with a water spray bottle and paper towels. (Tip- If you wax the inside of your wheels, the dust comes off with one swipe. For the outside of my forged Alcoa wheels, I use Meguiars Detail Spray).

Agreed. Some people complain about the dust, but you can't deny that they work very good. I "only" have the 4 piston Brembos and they have authoritative stopping at high speeds, repeatedly. What's more is that in -30 temperatures they seem to grab just as well, without needing to be warmed up the way some hardcore track pads would.

All pads have some trade-offs. And in my opinion, the factory Brembos have a great spread of trade-offs for how a lot of us use our cars. Street driving in a variety of climates, aggressive driving, high speeds, and occasional autocross or track duty. I wouldn't want to trade any of that for less dust.
 

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Feel the same way, and I'm not changing a thing.
 
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