E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Brake pads



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
kushtrim
Major
 
kushtrim's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 335i coupe
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: bronx N.Y

Posts: 1,091
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2008 335i coupe  [5.00]
Brake pads

Thinking of replacing my brake pads myself and was wondering what pads would be good or should i just stick with the BMW ones.
__________________
M-tech front and rear bumpers /M3 style side skirts/gloss black painted roof/ black window trim/Matt black grill/35%tints/4"dimisaTips/CF splitters/M3 style trunk spoiler/VMR V70s/JB4/BMS dci/AMS FMIC/H&R sport with BMW performance shocks.
Thanx Sal and he's crew@AutoCoutureMotoring
kushtrim is offline   Albania
0
Reply With Quote
      11-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
HP Autosport
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, Brembo, GIAC, Koni, Ohlins, Performance Friction, Quaife, Stoptech, Vorshlag

Posts: 11,261
iTrader: (29)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kushtrim View Post
Thinking of replacing my brake pads myself and was wondering what pads would be good or should i just stick with the BMW ones.
BMW pads are excellent for day to day use.

If you are looking for slight improvement in braking performance under aggressive driving, less dust and lower cost both Stoptech Street Performance and Porterfield R4-S are excellent alternatives.
HP Autosport is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
crashoverride
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: na
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: na

Posts: 202
iTrader: (0)

There are a lot of different aftermarket brake pads to choose from. I put Hawk HPS brake pads on my car after doing a lot of research and seeing nothing but good reviews. I don't track my car at all. I really like the fact that the pads are low dusting which dramatically helped in keeping my wheels cleaner.

It's been a while but I think the Hawk where cheaper than the factory pads and are better performing.

You also need to replace the Rotors with every service indicated brake pad change... there will always be someone that says you can get away without changing the rotors but that goes against the factory recommendation and requires you to babysit or monitor your rotors.... Plus Rotors are cheap and you don't get that much more life out of them... and living on the edge with questionable brakes... well there are better ways to get your jollies. Brakes is where my family's safety comes first.

Again after market is much cheaper like $50.00 each vs $200 or so for the factory rotors.... Plus you can get them painted on the edges and middle which eliminates the ugly rust.... and still save money.
crashoverride is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST