I found this interesting diagram explaining the technology behind Brembo brake pads. They certainly throw off a lot of brake dust, but they do provide maximum stopping power and resistance to fade. Here is my SRT's braking performance: 60-0 mph= 121 feet 80-0 mph= 212 feet When you consider that the average car requires about 180 feet to stop from 60 mph, 121 feet is quite impressive for such a heavy car. I have not replaced the pads on my SRT. I have just got used to a quick 5 minute wheel cleaning with a water spray bottle and paper towels. (Tip- If you wax the inside of your wheels, the dust comes off with one swipe. For the outside of my forged Alcoa wheels, I use Meguiars Detail Spray).