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Just curious ... which model do you have. The car in the thumbnail looks great with those rims!!!

I have little to no break dust from my OEM pads SQ4. I did have the wheels coated when they did the Gtechniq treatment. My Urano's seem to hid the little I get. my wife's Jag is HORRIBLE ... wheels turn black in one week.
 
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Hm I wouldn't advice to place ceramic brake pads.

I have driven some cars (Ferrari Califor., Audi R8 and Audi TT RS) with those pads and if your not driving on circuit than its really a waste of money.

This is good if you are a racing pilot or if you drive really crazy because you must know it takes a long time till those brake pads are warmed up, and if your driving on a highway for an hour on same speed and then you suddenly have to brake hard, the brake pads will be to cold and they won't brake as good as the OEM. Its very dangerous if you don't drive on circuits, believe me i'm a experienced driver on circuits.
 

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I agree with Davy.
Although my circuit experience is on my son's slot car track, when I was looking at upgrading certain components, I was told by my local accessory and race shop DO NOT get ceramic pads on my Ghibli unless you plan on taking it on the track. The OEM pads are designed for every day driving and intermittent high speed braking.

As a matter of course, I notice very little brake dust in my car. And any I do comes off with a pressure washer and light scrub with a soft wheel brush. My older mercedes C230 gets ugly black dust only one week after washing and it only comes off with that wheel treatment spray the local car wash sprays on as you go into the wash.

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Its an sq4... I've had ceramic pads on all my cars.... no brake dust at all... after putting these wheels on I drove 20 miles... they were covered in brake dust... does any one know where to find any?
 

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Its an sq4... I've had ceramic pads on all my cars.... no brake dust at all... after putting these wheels on I drove 20 miles... they were covered in brake dust... does any one know where to find any?
Ok seems your an experienced sportive driver, I thought I was also but for me its still to dangerous for everyday driving on normal streets and I only do short distances.
Just ask your dealer, its an option on the Gran tourismo cm stradale so they will have it. ;)
 

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are the grand tourismo brakes the same as the Ghibli ? my dealer said they wern't available for the Ghibl
 
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