Thread: OEM Brake Pads
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      11-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Drives: 2011 BMW 335d
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OEM Brake Pads

I own a 2011 335d which had the front pads and rotors replaced recently. Post install, I immediately noticed how DUSTY my wheels got. I had nearly 17k mi on my old pads and did not have ANY issues with brake dust. Now my front wheels are coated in brake dust in a matter of a couple of days.

I questioned my SA about whether the tech installed a softer compound pad on my car and he said they are OEM and BMW only makes one type of pad for my car to which I responded I did not have a brake dust problem before the new pads were installed.

My question for the community and to anyone with inside knowledge, does BMW offer a harder and softer comound brake pad or did BMW change the pad composition between late '10 (when my car was built) to now?