Try re bedding them. It's helps a a lot with these pads. Mine were toast after two years on my old 330ci. I too had a lot of metallic noise with those pads and zimmerman rotors. I recall actually like those cheaper akembono pads over the HP.
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So I'm, keepin' it vertical forever elevator, riding the escalator to something that is greater.."
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