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      12-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Brakes: "To OEM or to Aftermarket"

That is the question. I'm shopping around for some affordable rear rotors and pads. Shall I OEM or Aftermarket?

I found an aftermarket kit for $168(rears) slotted and drilled zinc plated w/ ceramic pads:

Here is the link form ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E90-330-...item43ab50ef6a

Let me know your pros and cons. Or maybe there's a better quality package you know of. Post the link or maybe you are selling a pair.
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There are a lot of options that you can look into. Is your car a DD, track car, autocross, etc.? Do you prefer more or less dust? Do you actually need the stopping power of some of the pad compounds?

A little more info on the type of driving you do and the price range you have to work with would help for suggestions.
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Look at Hawk Ceramic, or Cool Carbon.
I bought the Hawk Ceramic a year ago.
Great on the low brake dust, and the stop better than OEM.
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I saw that brand I'll look into it. Thanks
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My bar is bone stock. I like it that way but I do like aftermarket parts especially if they perform better (longevity and durability).
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There are a lot of options that you can look into. Is your car a DD, track car, autocross, etc.? Do you prefer more or less dust? Do you actually need the stopping power of some of the pad compounds?

A little more info on the type of driving you do and the price range you have to work with would help for suggestions.
I'm a commuter on the highway CA58 and HWY 99. I drive 5 thousand miles a month. For me durability and longevity are qualities I look for in any car part.
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