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Why do my rear brakes make more dust then the front. I'm talkin alot of brake dust. should I replace the rear pads or do you think there is a problem
 

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Any ceramics available for rear yet? :) I don't think so, even though I was told there would be one by now....

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I talk to the guy at saab and he told me the 06 9-3 has excessive brake dust on the rear wheel for some reason. He said he gets calls all the time. He told be to order hawk street pads and they would install for an hour labor. they only have OEM pad and the dust problem would be the same. So I got the ceramics and will have them put on next week when they get here. keep you updated.
I have to say I really like the service at this dealer.
 

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On the 03/04 it's usually the front's that create the heaviest Brake Dust, switching to EBC or other aft brands has helped some.
 

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JonV said:
On the 03/04 it's usually the front's that create the heaviest Brake Dust, switching to EBC or other aft brands has helped some.
EBC brakes though caused squealing on my car.....I moved to OEM's because I couldn't stand it...

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EBC brakes though caused squealing on my car.....I moved to OEM's because I couldn't stand it...

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NOISE - Light whistling/squeaking (at walking pace)
This noise usually happens as the vehicle is coming to rest and is again typical of a pad that is just bedding in or has been under used. Again the remedy is to allow a few hundred miles for the pads to properly seat and have 100% contact surface against the disc. If the problem occurs intermittently, one good cure is to use the brake severely every day now and again on a safe secluded low traffic piece of road to “de-glaze” the surface of the brake pad. Obviously extreme caution must be used when recommending this to customers, especially with regard to the low traffic aspect. If the problem occurs continuously and the pad was not fitted with shims on the rear of the steel backing plate, call EBC for a free set of anti-squeal shims, which can be fitted by your local dealer. As this type of incident is usually vehicle specific EBC do not normally undertake to absorb the fitting charges for applying the shims but will issue the shims themselves free of charge.

SCREECHING (a loud squealing noise when applying the brakes at all times)
The usual reason for this is that the pads have not bedded in. If this has happened during the early life of fitment tell the customer to wait 300 - 500 miles until the pads are fully bedded in. This noise is also very prevalent when the pads have been fitted to rotors that have not been turned and have grooves or scoring. This will also extend the bed in time.

This is caused sometimes by the pad bouncing around in the caliper and can be cured by the application of fibre shims. Call EBC for the issue of free shims, the installation of which must be paid for by your installing mechanic, which should solve the problem.
 
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