'08 GS 350 CPO Brake Dust - Club Lexus Forums


'08 GS 350 CPO Brake Dust

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-19-12, 08:25 AM   #1
storms71
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 30
Default '08 GS 350 CPO Brake Dust

Hi all, just a quick question about my new '08 GS 350 AWD. Bought it CPO with 67000 mi, the brake pads look new but I'm getting excessive brake dust on the rims - is this normal for these cars or did they just install crappy pads? Don't have to drive it much and the rims are dusted.
storms71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-12, 12:55 PM   #2
2GSKaizen
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 456
Default

I work at Lexus of Omaha and see quite a few GS's with brake dusty covered wheels. I think this is pretty standard for most 3rd Gen GS's. The CPO requirements say they must replace the brakes if the pads are below 60% life left. So I'm guessing the pads have at least 60% or better. I do believe the OEM pads on GS's are Ceramic, which means two things. 1 Better stopping due to higher friction, and 2. increased brake dust due to higher friction. I'd recommend a Hydrophobic nano coating for paint be applied to the wheels. This stuff will repel just about any contaminants from sticking to whatever surface you apply it to. This should really help keep the dust from sticking to them. If nothing else, a coat of regular car wax would be a decent alternative. Hope this helps!
2GSKaizen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-12, 01:03 PM   #3
neurocity
Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch
iTrader: (17)
 
neurocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,592
Default

The OEM pads even the low dust replacements are very dusty. Totally normal.
neurocity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-12, 10:23 PM   #4
arnieosp
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (1)
 
arnieosp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OR
Posts: 1,201
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neurocity View Post
The OEM pads even the low dust replacements are very dusty. Totally normal.
I had a different experience. I bought my 08 GS350AWD new, the first 5K miles were pretty dusty on the front. I complained about it during the 5K iles service. As it turend out, there was a TSB about it. they replaced the pads with the new and improved ones. Now, at 42K miles, I still have the same pads and still no dust.
arnieosp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-12, 04:50 AM   #5
neurocity
Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch
iTrader: (17)
 
neurocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,592
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arnieosp View Post
I had a different experience. I bought my 08 GS350AWD new, the first 5K miles were pretty dusty on the front. I complained about it during the 5K iles service. As it turend out, there was a TSB about it. they replaced the pads with the new and improved ones. Now, at 42K miles, I still have the same pads and still no dust.
Quote:
Originally Posted by neurocity View Post
The OEM pads even the low dust replacements are very dusty. Totally normal.
I know, but compared to other brakes our brakes are still dusty.
neurocity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-12, 04:15 PM   #6
morganc
Driver
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 122
Default

Unfortunately, very dusty seems to be the norm.
morganc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-12, 07:50 PM   #7
anthrax144
Lexus Champion
 
anthrax144's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 2,058
Default

Get these: http://lexus.sewellparts.com/accesso...2008/2480.html

I purchased my CPO '09 a few months back and promptly swapped out the nearly new brake pads for these. The difference is night and day. Went from having to wipe down the wheels every other day to every couple weeks. And at $48 for CL members, not a bad price.
anthrax144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-12, 09:39 PM   #8
gs4thirty
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 66
Default

ive had alot of dust with aftermarket pads on my gs430. You have to stick to oem pads, IMO..
gs4thirty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-12, 10:01 PM   #9
bigblack06
Moderator
iTrader: (14)
 
bigblack06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Beantown
Posts: 5,803
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arnieosp View Post
I had a different experience. I bought my 08 GS350AWD new, the first 5K miles were pretty dusty on the front. I complained about it during the 5K iles service. As it turend out, there was a TSB about it. they replaced the pads with the new and improved ones. Now, at 42K miles, I still have the same pads and still no dust.
Yeah I agree I change mine and saw a huge improvement in the amount of dust. I lost some stopping, or it feels that way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neurocity View Post
I know, but compared to other brakes our brakes are still dusty.
I have to say I think my BMW X5 creates more dust than my lexus did before I changed the pads. I seemed to clean it more than every week because it covered the rim, the dealership told me it was normal.
bigblack06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-12, 05:44 AM   #10
burny
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 1,609
Default

never seen as much dust as with this car. Wipe down the wheels 2-3 times a week and the rag is black
burny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-12, 09:09 AM   #11
ibidu1
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 1,961
Default

On my old IS that I just sold, I used pep boys top of the line pads. WAYYY better then the OEM! Stopping power, and most import the brake dust, I had hardly any. I really should try them, I believe they are price near oem, but they are night and day better.

BTW: OEM has 2 different style pads regular and one low dust. I had the low dust on my car and still had lots of dust.
ibidu1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-12, 05:33 PM   #12
mmade22
Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 177
Default

After 100,000 miles of use, I finally changed out my pads with the oem blue low dust pads. Huge difference in dust. The other pads would of made my rims black by now. The new ones hardly have any dust. Sewell Lexus sells them and its a must change to all who have the old pads. No more wiping my rims down after a day (400 miles) of driving I'm one happy guy
mmade22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-13, 03:02 AM   #13
sawnzo1212
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ca
Posts: 25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2GSKaizen View Post
I work at Lexus of Omaha and see quite a few GS's with brake dusty covered wheels. I think this is pretty standard for most 3rd Gen GS's. The CPO requirements say they must replace the brakes if the pads are below 60% life left. So I'm guessing the pads have at least 60% or better. I do believe the OEM pads on GS's are Ceramic, which means two things. 1 Better stopping due to higher friction, and 2. increased brake dust due to higher friction. I'd recommend a Hydrophobic nano coating for paint be applied to the wheels. This stuff will repel just about any contaminants from sticking to whatever surface you apply it to. This should really help keep the dust from sticking to them. If nothing else, a coat of regular car wax would be a decent alternative. Hope this helps!

So let me get this straight...if my car is CPO and my breaks have less than 60%..under cpo contract..lexus will replace my pads to low dust pads...for free?!!
sawnzo1212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-13, 03:40 PM   #14
MCCR
Driver
 
MCCR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 102
Default

i'll be going with these

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls46...eat-price.html

i'll be changing to slotted rotors as well.

free shipping here

http://www.placeforbrakes.com/index.php
MCCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-13, 12:58 AM   #15
MGB
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ONT
Posts: 22
Default

My is250 and my wife's Z3 M roadster still have the original pads and both are ridicules with the amount of dust they produce. I have OCD and it drives me crazy to see my rims in this state. Any of my past Chryslers, fords and Hondas did not have the dust issues. Do I need to Ask for metallic brake pads to cure this problem!
MGB is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front brake pads 07LXgs350 GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 1 10-27-14 07:36 PM
Brake dust Robbyrob GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 5 08-27-14 02:02 AM
Brake Pad Performance vs. Dust HudsonJet Suspension and Brakes 4 06-01-14 09:40 AM
3GS brakes yoyokata GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 12 04-16-12 07:00 AM
dustless brake pads Amalan GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 14 06-09-09 01:27 PM


Tags
08, 2007, 350, awd, brake, brakes, care, club, cpo, dust, forums, gs350, lexus, low, pad, pads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved