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      10-05-2007, 04:27 PM   #28
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Drives: 2008 TS 335i AT
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Great DIY wright-up! I've done a number of front pad replacements to reduce dust on various cars - why don't the manufacturers do this for us? The only thing I'd add is that most performance pads I've installed recommend sanding the rotor surfaces to remove the residue from the old pads. Few realize that it is the friction between the pads and the residue they leave on the rotors that gives the best braking friction. You need to bed the brakes in after any install - or with any new car for that matter. This usually entails repeated hard stops to heat up the pads and rotors to transfer material to the rotors. Or, just normal driving for a few hundred miles.


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