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      02-05-2017, 12:34 AM   #1
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Best brake pads and rotors for e92 335i?

Just upgraded to Pure Stage 2 and when braking on some of the pulls I'm getting a lot of shake and not a lot of brake performance. what is a good option for pads and slotted or drilled rotors
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R1 slotted rotors(or drilled as well) and Hawk 5.0 HPS pads. I love the bite on my E92.
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The only thing I don't like about he Hawk pads is the damn things squeak every time you stop. Pretty annoying. They do have better bite than stock and I like them in every other way. I am running them on Zimmerman (stock) rotors.
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OEM ceramic do great. Our brakes and rotors are so large that I don't notice any appreciable difference between pads when daily driving. I wouldn't think too hard about it.

Good rotors:
- Brembo
- Zimmermann
- ATE
- Bosch

Good budget rotors:
- Meyle

All of the above rotors are GEOMET coated.

Good pads:
- Textar
- ATE
- Bosch
- Akebono Euro
- EBC RedStuff
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I went with Brembo plates (drilled and slotted are not necessary on the street per... Porsche) and Akebono pads. Went with the steel hoses also.
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I went with Brembo plates (drilled and slotted are not necessary on the street per... Porsche) and Akebono pads. Went with the steel hoses also.
Any squeaking with the Akebono? It was between them and the Hawk 5.0 when I was deciding. How is the dust? Virtually no dust on the Hawk.
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Stotech rotors + HawK 5.0 pads
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Any squeaking with the Akebono? It was between them and the Hawk 5.0 when I was deciding. How is the dust? Virtually no dust on the Hawk.
No squeaking at all, some (little) dust over time. I have much better stopping power with a smoother lead in to breaking than stock. Some prefer an initial bite, after all race car. I don't. I prefer to feather the breaking in as I see fit. It is a refined luxury sports car, right?
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R1 concepts are good rotors. Besides Stoptech and Zimmerman rotors, I would look into it.

Hawk pads don't squeak at all. At least I haven't had that problem. Get stainless steel lines as well while you're at it.
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