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      08-15-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Recommendation for brake pad upgrade?

Saw a few posts but still up in air. I daily drive my 328i all year. I clean my wheels once every two weeks or so. And drive spirited usually. What pads does everyone recommend that wear well, stop better than stock, and are not noisy? I don't care so much about brake dust as long as it's not corrosive and can be fine to be cleaned off once every couple weeks as I do now. I just want sticky pads that are quiet. I plan to throw just slotted rotors on the car instead of drilled or plain.
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OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money.
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OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money.
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OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money.
Yes, he should spend the money on 1M engine cover instead
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Yes, he should spend the money on 1M engine cover instead
If you have the money yes
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If you have the money yes
True, but that is still considered as wasting money.
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True, but that is still considered as wasting money.
True but he was talking about brake pads.
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True but he was talking about brake pads.
Aha, and you replied with "OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money" which is But anyhow, maybe you can explain your reasoning.
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Aha, and you replied with "OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money" which is But anyhow, maybe you can explain your reasoning.
Yeah hes talking about performance. Aftermarket pads with OEM rotors doesn't work well. Unless OP was to buy aftermarket rotors with aftermarket pads that would make sense.
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Aftermarket pads with OEM rotors doesn't work well.
Oh wow, please create a separate thread on this constataton. I'm really curious of how many people will agree with you.
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Yeah hes talking about performance. Aftermarket pads with OEM rotors doesn't work well. Unless OP was to buy aftermarket rotors with aftermarket pads that would make sense.
The only thing that doesn't make sense is your advice when it comes to brake pads.
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I run DS2500s. They will be a little bit noisy (No where near HP+) but bite like none other and have great modulation.

I'd recommend HPS 5.0. Great all around pad.
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Yeah...no.
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I run OEM spec Textars on the street. They are cheap, quiet, stop well, and have good initial bite. I clean my car once a week, so the dust isn't too bad.
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I run OEM spec Textars on the street. They are cheap, quiet, stop well, and have good initial bite. I clean my car once a week, so the dust isn't too bad.
Same here. They are decent pads but a touch dusty. No noise though and stop about as well as can be expected from an OEM type pad. I wish I would have bought a ceramic pad like the ones I had on my A4 though to avoid brake dust almost completely
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OEM pads if you have OEM rotors, otherwise your just wasting your money.
OEM are the worst. I don't think you know what you're talking about regarding OEM rotors and brakes. I mean, yeah the OEM brakes do the job, but release an incredible amount of brake dust which the OP stated was one of his issues.

Akebono pads are the way to go. They're quiet, release almost no brake dust (honestly - it's amazing!), and last a VERY long time.
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Performance Friction is a great pad that will work well with any rotor. I used to use Cool Carbon pads with great results.
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I plan to throw just slotted rotors on the car instead of drilled or plain.
Why the slotted rotors?
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Why the slotted rotors?
Same price as normal rotors so figured why not. I don't like drilled since less surface and prone to cracking, but slots are fine in my eyes
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Same price as normal rotors so figured why not. I don't like drilled since less surface and prone to cracking, but slots are fine in my eyes
Just for looks then?
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Just for looks then?
Yea basically. It won't really do anything performance wise, but for the same cost won't hurt any performance and looks cooler so why not I guess hah
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Yea basically. It won't really do anything performance wise, but for the same cost won't hurt any performance and looks cooler so why not I guess hah
Sure, makes sense. Will be noisy and will wear the pads much faster though. You might have to clear the slots of pad material fairly regularly. Not a big deal probably.
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