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05-15-2003, 12:14 PM
Is there a break in period for the brakes? With 2000 miles it seams like there is a lot of redish brake dust on the front wheels for normal everyday driving (not pulling anything)....Just a pain to be cleaning all the time...
Yeah, there's a break-in period for brake pads before the red dust stops - I think it's about 40-60 thousand miles, depending on driving styles - when the pads get down to the metal, the dust changes color... [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]<br><br>It IS a pain, ain't it! No, it isn't gonna get any better over the life of the pads, either.
05-16-2003, 09:36 AM
You guys need to find those covers that go behind the wheel to stop the dust from getting on the wheels.<br>DM01
IF you do heavy-duty use, towing, steep grades and such, you need to be cautious about potentially blocking airflow in and around brake disks - otherwise, ya just MIGHT end up with the cleanest wheels in the junkyard or bottom of a canyon... [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]
05-16-2003, 11:15 AM
Downshifting when you are stopping helps reduce the dust. High speed stops (50+ MPH) without downshifting will put a serious coating on the wheels after just a few hard or long applications of the brakes. I learned not to depend on the brakes that much from my 95' and carried the habits to the 03'<br>Jeff
05-19-2003, 10:11 AM
Does any one know where to get the break dust covers?<br><br>Thanks
05-20-2003, 07:05 AM
Genosgarage.com has them. They are called Kleen Wheels. They are fairly inexpensive and they do work. I had some on my 98 dually. they have slots cut into them for brake cooling..
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