The OEM pads on the B6 don't really produce that much dust, IMO. Now, on
the B5 - that's another story.
Mintex Red produce even less dust, but their performance isn't all that
great, especially in wet. At least that's what many people report on
I've been very happy with EBC Green. Performance comparable to OEM, but
much less brake dust compared to OEM (B5).
You're right they don't really... But for some reason, the brake dust on my
REAR rims is horrendous.. Personally, I don't think the brakes are tuned...
The dealer just told me that the rear pads are almost shot, while the fronts
are still original, and have plenty of life!... 50,000 miles on it...
I think the fronts should have worn out first!
Well, even on the B5, the rears wear out faster. That's mainly because the
rear pads are thinner to begin with and the rear rotors are not vented which
means they heat up more and eat up pads faster.
But I did hear about rears generating more dust on the B6. Either Audi put
even more braking balance to the rear of the car or they've replaced the OEM
brake pad material on the fronts but not on the rear in these cars.
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