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      09-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Is this a good brake combination?

I was considering a front/rear brake package from ecstuning or turner but I wasn't thrilled with them and people say to stay away from kits.

My car has 56k on it and is a 330Ci Auto Sport


What do you think of this combination for daily and track use?

Rotors: ATE Premium One Slotted
Pads: StopTech Sport Pads (I don't think they are ceramic, maybe composite)
Lines: Stainless (not sure which ones)
Fluid: ATE Super blue

Am I missing anything? I'd be buying from different sites
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What's the intended purpose for those brakes? Daily, AutoX, Track?
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You probably don't need drilled/slotted. I did fronts in June and did a fair bit of reading here and there. In a nut shell aside from track use they're not going to add anything and its debatable on track! Moreover they wear faster in theory and can make some odd noises.

Those pads come up a lot and people seem split between fine and good. I went with EBC Redstuff. Very happy with those. A lot of bite with heat. About the same as stock other times and VERY low dust. So much so when looking at my car the other day I realized there is more brake dust on my rear wheels where OEM pads are than on the front.

I've read mixed information on the true feel of SS lines. If on track it makes sense but daily driving, probably not.

I used ATE Super Blue with a power bleeder (http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...Brake_Bleeders) and had good luck. Pretty easy job. The Super Blue seems to feel better but it's hard to say comparing it to old fluid. That place has Super Blue and the gold ATE stuff too. Interestingly on my e90, when cleaning the calipers I saw that ATE was the supplier to BMW for the calipers themselves.
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I went with brembo solid rotors and pfc z rated pads
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What's the intended purpose for those brakes? Daily, AutoX, Track?
I plan on autox on occasion but essentially a daily
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For mostly daily driving and occasional AutoX events, I don't see a reason to deviate from the OEM components.

I am all for SS lines, but only if you get the set of 6 lines and replace all of them. Also, just like others have said, change your brake fluid regularly.
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For mostly daily driving and occasional AutoX events, I don't see a reason to deviate from the OEM components.

I am all for SS lines, but only if you get the set of 6 lines and replace all of them. Also, just like others have said, change your brake fluid regularly.
I skipped the ss lines
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