I got the Textar from Partsshop (this site). They produce about 5% of the brake dust as the previous pads. (JOY!) They seem to have the same "Bite" as the old pads. I mention this because I have used metallic pads on my Alfa for autocrossing - they EAT the rotors but also produce less dust than "softer"pads; however they have much less braking action until they are hot. These Textar pads seem to have the same braking action cold or hot therefore they are PROBABLY not eating my rotors. I WILL let youse know!!
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