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I have a 1999 Sab 9-5 SE. Since I bought it a few months ago, I have found that the brake dust on the front wheels is unbearable.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for places on the internet to buy good replacement pads that have less dust and still maintain good brake response?

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Congratulations! I bought the same car almost a year ago. And I've also noticed that same problem. I hear that EBC "Green Stuff" pads do a good job at keeping dust down, and give you better braking performance. I don't have them, but plan on trying them once I need new brakes.


www.genuinesaab.com sells them (they're based in Missouri). They also sell many other upgrades (such as the Trionic upgrade from Speedparts, so you won't have to translate the Swedish site).

Do look through all documentation, as it looks like there are different rear pads for certain VINs in 1999.

Hope this helps

Mike
 

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Its is the opinion of a respected member of this board and others, name of BillJ that the greenstuff pad is pretty uselsss after a few thousand miles..
Less dust = crap brakes... you can't have it all ways I'm afraid!
 

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Yes stay away from Green stuff pads,I beleve from many people they don't seem to like a heavy car :roll: The current trend is Mintex pads :D
 

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Its is the opinion of a respected member of this board and others, name of BillJ that the greenstuff pad is pretty uselsss after a few thousand miles..
Less dust = cr*p brakes... you can't have it all ways I'm afraid!
Actually I haven't found that to be true. I have Mintex Red Box pads on my VW Passat, which is both a daily driver and a track car. I found them to be both lower on the dust factor and just as good as the factory pads on stopping power. I was hoping that there was an equivalent pad for use with Saabs.
 

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The passat is quite a bit lighter than a 9-5 :wink:

I also use my 9-5 on tracks.. and very hard in genral, I clean it once a week, yes the dust does build up, but its not to diffuclt to clean off, unless its left to bake on! :suprised;
I will be going over to Mintex 1144 compund pads shortly!
 

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Great! Thanks for the input everyone. Murphwiz, where do you plan on getting your Mintex pads from? Anywhere on the internet have them?

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I believe in the UK Demon Tweeks stock them, But I will get them from my usual supply...
(brother runs a saab specialist)
I'll post the mintex part number for them on tuesday, I'm sure you can find them a little more locally to yourself!
(monday is a public holiday in the UK)
 

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I have the same dust problem on my 95, plan on replacing them with Bosch pads, have them on my Jeep Grand Cherokee and very impressed - excellent stopping ability

They sell for about $65-70, Bosch uses a superior material- no dust.

Any comments/experiences?
 

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I have the same dust problem on my 95, plan on replacing them with Bosch pads, have them on my Jeep Grand Cherokee and very impressed - excellent stopping ability

They sell for about $65-70, Bosch uses a superior material- no dust.

Any comments/experiences?
 

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I had the mintex pads on my previous car, not the 1144 but the a/f street pads. There was far less brake dust, but the stuff that did come off was chunky and actually damaged the finish on my wheels. The stopping powere was better than stock.
 
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