E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > Red or yellow stuff pads for 335i?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
TigMik
Private First Class
United Kingdom
1
Rep
193
Posts

 
Drives: Back in an M3!
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manchester UK

iTrader: (0)

Question Red or yellow stuff pads for 335i?

Which pads would people recommend please, or have you got other makes that you think are better? Cheers
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
AlwynMike
Captain
United Kingdom
13
Rep
953
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335d.
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Shropshire, UK

iTrader: (1)

Whichever you go for, you MUST run the pads in for quite a few miles before using them in anger - as it says in the instructions.

I can't remember if I had Red or Yellow stuff on the 530, but there was a LOT less dust than stock. I used EBC slotted discs too, but I wouldn't recommend them because they are too noisy for the road.

I'd "just" done the run-in period on my new pads, when I did engage is some spirited driving and heavy braking. This heated up the (obviously remaining) bed-in pad material to such an extent that it looked as if my pads were on fire, along with a lot of smoke. What does one do in such a situation? Drive quickly to blow out the "flames". Worked for me!

Mike
Appreciate 0
      09-25-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
parapaul
Colonel
parapaul's Avatar
United Kingdom
38
Rep
2,216
Posts

 
Drives: E91 330d M Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stoke on Trent

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Yellow.
__________________
Just how many Yorkshire sheep can you fit inside one exhaust?
Appreciate 0
      09-26-2012, 02:38 AM   #4
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

I've used both.

The REDs were only good when hot, the cold braking was terrible, soft pedal and very poor brake force.

On the odd occassion you went on a good long blast and got them thoroughly hot throughout, the pedal firmed up and they were great, but that was only like <1% of the time.


Recently fitted Yellows with new discs and they are fantastic, such stopping power even from cold, firm pedal and great feel, I had to recalibrate my right foot to stop giving the passengers neck ache!

Again they need to be warm to get good stopping power above legal speeds, so don't expect wonders when charging off a motorway slip with freezing brakes, but for everyday and spirited A road driving they are great, very pleased with them.

It'll have to wait till the next trackday in spring to really test them

Obviously theres a lot of dust from running in and I haven't washed the car since fitting them so it's filthy, so can't comment on dust levels.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      09-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #5
bmminiparts
Private
bmminiparts's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
77
Posts

 
Drives: 325d MS Touring
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Peterborough

iTrader: (0)

Neither go with Padig Blue's RS2's i think EBC pads are inferior. Ultimately it depends what you want from your car.
__________________
Toby

E30 M3 1987
E34 M5 1990
E91 325d - 'Ecotuned'
Appreciate 0
      09-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
Yoro35i
TROll
Yoro35i's Avatar
United Kingdom
31
Rep
2,338
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335I M
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmminiparts View Post
Neither go with Padig Blue's RS2's i think EBC pads are inferior. Ultimately it depends what you want from your car.
Are you in anyway linked with bmminiparts.com??
__________________
MY08 E92 335i M Sport|Wrap by Surrey Project |ETS Intercooler|VSRF Dp's|BMS OCC|BMC filter|CoBB AP|EBC Yellow & Coolcarbons rear|Alpina AT Map|Michelin PSS |CF grills,CF mirror,CF Performace spoiler|LCI light|CIC controller retrofit|2014 Mods: Birds B3 Suspension kit,Project Mu pads,Afe Filter and PTF Protune & Pilot sports cups. Gone:Forged FMIC, Eisenmann Race Quad, Eisenmann Sport Dual, Duke Dynamic Diffuser. Eibach Pro springs.
Appreciate 0
      09-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmminiparts View Post
Neither go with Padig Blue's RS2's i think EBC pads are inferior. Ultimately it depends what you want from your car.
you are right, there are numerous better pads and given the choice i wouldn't use ebc, but none are made to fit 335i/d models.

i tried for ages to get some pagid rs pads, but failed, none available.

so for a 335 model its either importing cool carbon pads from the US or EBC.

take your pick.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      10-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
Greg330
Captain
Greg330's Avatar
12
Rep
828
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Coast

iTrader: (0)

The best combo I've heard of is OEM discs and Yellow stuff pads...

A good upgrade without going crazy!
Appreciate 0
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 04:25 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