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Old 07-15-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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About to buy brake setup, please help.

I recently had to buy some brakes at Pep Boys because my right rear rotor was already scraping with a padless brake pad. So I got some ProStop Premium pads for the rears as an emergency replacement. While I was doing the swap I noticed my rear right rotor was slightly damaged and is already too thin to be resurfaced.

I have not replaced the front brake pads but thats where I'm getting to (rotors arent scraping yet, but will if I dont replace brake pads this week), please advise as to whether or not the following are good ideas:

1. I'm buying Akebono Euro Ceramics for the front.

2. I'm going to replace both rear rotors and keep the pro-stop brake pads until I can afford to buy a set of Akebono's for them as well (Or can I just keep the ProStops? Not too sure if it's bad to have two different kinds of brake pads in front and rear)

I just need a safe reliable setup that will last me at least a year or two, maybe after these pads wear out I'll look into upgrading.

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Old 07-15-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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Get some OEM BMW performance brake rotors from Tischer. Good prices. just picked up mine yesterday.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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The Akebono Euro pads will provide OEM performance with alot less brake dust. Good for general street use...

you should be fine in regards to different pads in front/rear but its not optimal...if you're not a tracker and don't do too much heavy braking...
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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2. I'm going to replace both rear rotors and keep the pro-stop brake pads until I can afford to buy a set of Akebono's for them as well (Or can I just keep the ProStops? Not too sure if it's bad to have two different kinds of brake pads in front and rear)

I just need a safe reliable setup that will last me at least a year or two, maybe after these pads wear out I'll look into upgrading.

Thanks

Some cars come from the manufacture with 2 different type of pads but rarely do. It's not really advise to unless you know what you are doing and know it will might hurt the performance of your Brake System. Most of the guys who do this is mostly for Track Session.

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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just order rotors and pads for all 4 corner from ECS tuning. Free shipping!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'll probably buy the rear set of akebono's as soon as I can.

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I wish....I would if I weren't on a tight budget right now. I just need something to coast it safely. I'll look into a real brake upgrade about a year from now.
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