My owners manual says not to use wheel cleaner on my wheels. I've tried 2 different car wash products and neither of them get the wheels clean. After I washed the car last night, I had to re-do the wheels with wheel cleaner. I don't see how a quality wheel cleaner used properly could damage my wheels. What brand do you guys like the best?
If you haven't already, ditch the factory Brembo pads - they're dust monsters. Pick up the Powerstop Z23 pads, front 1405 and rear 1053, for about $100.
Very easy install. I've never done a brake job before, but it's a dream on the Brembo's. Don't even have to remove the caliper. They slide in and out the back and are held in with pushpins and a clip. New pads are dust free, and stopping is exactly the same.
I did it with a scissor jack of all things. It took a few hours because I take my time, and cleaned up the calipers, etc. when I had the wheels off. I recommend cleaning the wheels hardcore when they're off, as I didn't and regret it. Maybe a job for another day...