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Hi, I`m searching for Brake Pads with less Brake Dust (2016 CTS-V), and find EBC Red Stuff, and Powerstop Z23 Evolution Sport.
Any experience with these Pads?

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Carbotech 1521 is what I'm using on the front of the SS (will be rear soon as I get around to it... :)) Not sure which part # exactly is for the V, but I can tell you these pads have low dust, and seem to have about the same stopping power as the oem Brembo pads.
 

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Hi, I`m searching for Brake Pads with less Brake Dust (2016 CTS-V), and find EBC Red Stuff, and Powerstop Z23 Evolution Sport.
Any experience with these Pads?

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I run the EBC Red Stuff on Slotted R1s. Stopping seemed fine to me from the start and dust was easily an unscientific 50% or more better for dust.
 

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I Installed EBC Red Stuff pads in August this year. Braking performance definitely improved, however brake dust... not so much. I haven't put that many miles on them yet, so I'm hoping the dust is a result of still bedding in.

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Had Z26s on my Charger (same big-ass 6-piston Brembos as a HC). The Z23s are supposed to be the same compound, but with a rubber backing instead of steel. Had a little less initial bite, but that was fine with me since I thought the OEM Brembo pads were too grabby for a daily driver. FAR, FAR less dust than OEM with similar overall performance. I thought they were great for a daily driver. Many HC/392 owners use them.

Having said that, if your idea of 'normal' driving includes multiple back-to-back triple digit hard decelerations, street racing, Tail of the Dragon drives, etc, you will experience fade and should probably go with something else.
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I have been using the Power Stop Z26-1053 for the last year on my 2011 Coupe. They work really well with good stopping power but definitely a bit softer feel and not the instant stopping power you feel with the OEM pads, as others have said, I guess not as "grippy". They work great under heavy braking just feel different at lower speeds, I think great for daily driving but probably wouldn't be my recommendation for track or heavy use. They reduced brake dust by at least 90% if not more which is what I was seeking, the OEM pads made cleaning the wheels an often and labor intensive chore. For the cost and my needs I am extremely satisfied with these, they are readily available on Amazon.
 

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I have been using the Power Stop Z26-1053 for the last year on my 2011 Coupe. They work really well with good stopping power but definitely a bit softer feel and not the instant stopping power you feel with the OEM pads, as others have said, I guess not as "grippy". They work great under heavy braking just feel different at lower speeds, I think great for daily driving but probably wouldn't be my recommendation for track or heavy use. They reduced brake dust by at least 90% if not more which is what I was seeking, the OEM pads made cleaning the wheels an often and labor intensive chore. For the cost and my needs I am extremely satisfied with these, they are readily available on Amazon.
THX, 90% less dust is what I looking for
 
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