The brake dust is INSIDIOUS...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Detailing' started by Joe Schmoe, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Member

    The front door jamb. The leading edge of the rear door. The rear of the rear door opening. The exterior of the rear hatch. The sticky margin of the paint protection film on the rear door opening (that stuff isn't coming off). Unless you track your car the first thing I'd suggest to a new owner is to swap the pads out. We got the gray wheels after reading about this, but man, this stuff gets everywhere.

    EDIT: oh, I see. There are no other street only front pads available :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2015
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  3. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I clean my wheels daily during my lunch hour to keep up. While they are horribly dusty, they work outstanding! I have close encounters with wild life and the brakes did their job at dropping the speed.
     
  4. SilFister

    SilFister Member

    I got some Dr. Beasely's Wheel Seal that helps - I only need to wipe the wheels 1-2 times a week instead of daily.
     
  5. m4ximusprim3

    m4ximusprim3 Member

    I plasti-dipped my wheels flat black. Problem solved!

    :whistling::headphones::whistling:
     
  6. W00ht

    W00ht New Member

  7. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    FYI Ford is redesigning the front brake pads for some unknown reason but dust could be it. The pads are now unavailable and should be here in a month or two.
     
  8. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    I have Porterfield R4S pads on my car now but they require a lot more pressure and travel to get the same braking force as stock (they are slightly better if you mash it). They have much less brake dust which is good however I plan on going back to stock as soon as I can get a set.
     
  9. madhatter

    madhatter New Member

    Hawk's 5.0 pads here. dust is much less. Once they bed in, initial bite is about 80% of what the OEM's are, but the pedal modulation is better. I've had them for about 2k miles so far, so no word on longevity, but with the e-diff, i still don't expect miracles.
     
  10. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Member

    That's good to hear. Has to be dust and low speed grabbiness. On the grabbiness note, it was pretty bad. I've never driven a car with brakes that grabby at the end of coming to a stop, but I've never used crazy race pads so there's that. I went and did a bedding procedure on the car to solve that. My wife drives the car gently and for short distances so I have a feeling the pads were a little '"green" for lack of a better term.

    Unfortunately it could just be a supplier change, or something to coincide with the facelift that the car is due for. Might turn out to be better though.
     
  11. space-mike

    space-mike New Member

    Doesn't ebc offer fiesta St brake pads, those yellow staff
     
  12. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    The original equipment Fiesta ST brake pads are track pads and they're spectacular. They feel similar to the brake pads on the Euro Fiesta that I test drove during the 2009 Fiesta Movement. Grabby, dusty and track worthy. I got a set of Euro brake pads for my 2011 Fiesta and they were awesome.
     
  13. wiggin105

    wiggin105 New Member

    Solution found! [​IMG]
     
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