Thanks for the info. It seems like some people either love or hate the Akebonos. I guess I can live with the dust.
Do you happen to know how accurate the brake pad wear sensor is? It says 1200 on rear and 1600 on front. I check and seems like a lot of pad left. I guess worse scenario, the red BRAKE light would come on, and I would just order parts. I'm trying to get to next summer. The front outer pads have about half an inch of pad left. The rears maybe 3/8 inch left.
On a side note, what do you think about these pads?
BMW Brake Pad Set - TRW Ultra TXC1171