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Old 3rd March 2008, 14:49   #16
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By "issue" i meant 'spoiling the looks of the alloys' not the 'creation brake dust'. By solution i didn't mean a 100% solution. What i meant was using low dust brake pads might reduce the dust.
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Thanks everyone. A long standing doubt has been weeded out. I will keep the alloys clean.

As the new brake pads are asbestos free, are we saying the life of the new pads will be less when compared to the earlier brake pads?
If i am not mistaken, the reason for shift to asbestos-free, is something to do with the environment/pollution/health. Any increase in pad life may not be directly related.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 12:36   #18
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Arrow Braking issues in my OHC 1.5

Recently my front discs have started giving out more brake dust than usual accompanied with a whole lot of squealing. Honda Service said that they pads don't need changing yet and that it's just a case of dust. Whatever.

But the dust problem has got so serious that it completely coats my white alloys to a black matt finish within 3 days max! I would have let it be but for the fact that i hate black wheels. Beside am afraid it might eat away at my lacquer coating on the wheels. This coupled with the fact that i don't agree with the Honda services opinion (all that iron dust has to come from somewhere, rotor?) made me decide that i have to change my pads.

This is where i need some help from you guys.. could someone help me out with a good brand for ceramic brake pads and compatible rotors for my OHC ?

Thanks in Advance !
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Contact Viper for the brakes. You don't need ceramic brakes. Will cost you a bomb! Just change the pads if you are paranoid.
How many kms has your OHC done? Maybe just get the disc skimmed. Misalignment can also cause uneven pad wear and your problems with squealing.
BTW, you should have posted in the below link, most of the OHC owners would see it there:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...x-speed-5.html
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Contact Viper for the brakes. You don't need ceramic brakes. Will cost you a bomb! Just change the pads if you are paranoid.
How many kms has your OHC done? Maybe just get the disc skimmed. Misalignment can also cause uneven pad wear and your problems with squealing.
BTW, you should have posted in the below link, most of the OHC owners would see it there:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...x-speed-5.html
It's done 128,000+ kms. Same rotors, just had them skimmed once. It's the brake dust that's getting me - when i said it coated it in 3 days i meant it changed my mirror lip black completely not to mention the rest of the white area.

What do you think about the EBC Red Stuff ?

I'll contact Viper asap.

I didn't post at the other thread because it seemed to be just a listing of probs,speed and fe. Besides it would be better to have a thread on this topic right ?
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Your brake pads need a change. Bet they are non-OEM (read = poor quality) and on the verge of wearing out (probable cause of squealing).
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Your brake pads need a change. Bet they are non-OEM (read = poor quality) and on the verge of wearing out (probable cause of squealing).
They are OEM,, they always get serviced from the Honda Service center regularly and i haven't changed pads from anywhere else. Do grooves on the rotor mean they need to be changed as well ? the metal surface is around 1mm below the sidewall.
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Do grooves on the rotor mean they need to be changed as well ? the metal surface is around 1mm below the sidewall.
It would be better if they were changed.
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and the pads as well i would say
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A mod from the honda reccomended Morse or Wagner ceramic pads.. any idea about those ?

@Tejas@perioimpl It seems Viper is banned. ?

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A mod from the honda reccomended Morse or Wagner ceramic pads.. any idea about those ?

@Tejas@perioimpl It seems Viper is banned. ?
Viper Performance India
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Thanks mann !

How come no one recommends ceramic pads ?
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ceramic pads not good for street use generally. ceramics works well under extreme conditions. for general street use, stick to street pad upgrades.
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ceramic pads not good for street use generally. ceramics works well under extreme conditions. for general street use, stick to street pad upgrades.
Another guy advised me to get ceramic with normal rotors, says that the ceramic will warp the rotors pretty quick so it's better to keep them cheap. And the pads are very long lasting.

The only problem i wanna solve is the dust.

Are there semi metallic pads that are low on dust ? How's the ebc green stuff ?

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Try EBC Ultimax, a pair costs around 7-8k in Mumbai.
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