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Old 10-18-2011, 04:10 PM
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I had a 2010 Ram 2500 with the Cummins last year, and the front wheels would dust over in no time with reddish brake dust (or was it rusty metal dust from the rotors?) And I used the brakes very little, always letting the engine brake do most of the stopping.

Last month I traded it in on a 1500 Hemi, and after nearly 2000 miles I've yet to see any noticeable brake dust build up.

It's nice not having the dust problem like I had with the 2500, but it just seems kind of strange. So what's the deal? Different pads maybe? Or did the chrome wheels on the 2500 act like dust magnets. On my current truck the wheels look like they're painted or powder coated. Maybe the finish on them repels dust.

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Ive always had bad brake dust problems despite the wheel finish when using semi metallic pads. The F150 still has those and within 4 trips after washing the wheels look like crap. I also had this problem on my Ram until I installed ceramic pads and the problem just about disappeared.
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Would the build sheet tell me if my truck is equipped with ceramic pads?
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Not sure if the build sheet would tell you that or not, but ceramic is going to be my choice when it comes time to replace.

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mine are terrible....so maybe ceramic it is!
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Haven't had to clean my wheels of brake dust since changing over to ceramic pads.
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