Brake Dust

Brake Dust

This is a discussion on Brake Dust within the F150 Ecoboost Brakes forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; I don’t start a lot of threads but I thought I’d make an exception in this case. My 2016 Platinum without question has the dustiest ...

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    Brake Dust

    I don’t start a lot of threads but I thought I’d make an exception in this case. My 2016 Platinum without question has the dustiest brakes of any vehicle I’ve ever owned and that list isn’t short. These brakes pitch dust in magnitudes that would make a Euro Car proud, they’re just nasty. I pull the wheels, clean them well, including the barrels and then coat them. Let them cure and after 20 miles the front wheels are noticeably dusty.

    I’ve pulled the calipers and checked the pads and checked the calipers. They’re perfect and should be as the truck only has 6000 miles on it.

    Anyway, I’ve found a price that is respectable at $686 after core exchange for Z36 kit with pads, slotted vented rotors, calipers, caliper brackets and hardware. I don’t dig the red calipers but it is what is. I do like the idea of the powder coating. Think I’ll do these.
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    I agree, a ton of brake dust.

    I am upgrading my brakes soon. I have the parts with me, just not installed. Write up coming soon. Hoepfully less brake dust.

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    The z36's aren't exactly stellar in terms of brake dust. My front Z36's are dustier than the stock pads I replaced.

    You'll want a ceramic pad if you want less dust.

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    The Z36’s are a carbon fiber/ceramic formulation and less dusty than a lot of pads out there. I have ran complete sets of Z36’s on several different vehicles. Admittedly they aren’t the cleanest pads (Z23’s are a bit cleaner). I can live with the Z36’s from a performance/value/dusting proposition. The PowerStop’s are significantly cleaner than the OE pads currently on the front of this truck. I can’t really put into words how dirty these OE pads are. Don’t get me wrong, they stop just as you would expect but I’ve never run pads that dust like this particular set of OE pads.
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    Man, at only 6,000 miles, not sure why you'd want to replace anything except the pads and rotors. My 2018 had about 12,000 miles on it when I did the complete Z36 conversion. The brake dust does not seem excessive on mine.

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    I've got the powerstops 36 max tow rotors and pads. So far, so good after about a year. No brake dust and no rust on the rotors. I am still running the OEM calipers. I tow a #5000 TT during the summer, and these are a lot better the OEM brakes by far.

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    IMO, those calipers are nothing special and I wouldn't worry about swapping them. If I was going to those lengths, I'd be calling Wilwood and spending real money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchf150 View Post
    I've got the powerstops 36 max tow rotors and pads. So far, so good after about a year. No brake dust and no rust on the rotors. I am still running the OEM calipers. I tow a #5000 TT during the summer, and these are a lot better the OEM brakes by far.

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    That's the rout I'll be taking as I have 65k on my brakes with a slight vibration when standing on the pedal....not bad but-soon.
    IMO....calipers could use a little red paint ehh?-lol
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    Ha, ha Meaz.. Red painted OEM calipers... Like putting lipstick on a pig.. If anything, paint them black... But, mine aren't even rusty, so just rolling with it! I started getting the 'brake shake' so that's when I went with the powerstops. $450 or something like that on Amazon for the whole deal A couple of easy hours in the 'man cave' to install and all good!

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    I'm like Mitch, after nearly two years, I have virtually no dust between washing my truck. Definitely far less than a lot of other vehicles I've owned and less the OEM Brakes.

    And I don't wash my truck constantly either. This time of the year, I go about a month between washings - with no noticeable dust (over the typical road dirt).

    PS: Gearhead, is their a reason you are changing the calipers? Mine were fine, so I just did the pads and rotors. I was going to paint my OEM calipers black, be decided to leave them "as is".

    The Z36 rotors & pads solved my "pulsation" problem that had just started. Apparently a common problem with the OEM brakes. I went over 3 years (and 30,000 miles) before my stock rotors started to pulsate.
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