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Old 05-12-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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What Brake Pads Should I Get??

I'm going to replace all my pads and I can't decide what to get. I'm looking for a good balance between cost performance and wear. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-12-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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I'm going to replace all my pads and I can't decide what to get. I'm looking for a good balance between cost performance and wear. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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If your street diving it, and not tracking, stock pads work great. If you still want an upgrade, go with Performance Friction "Z" Rated front pads & stock rear. Rember that your front brakes carry between 70 to 75% of the braking load on your Bimmer.

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Was about to recommmend the same thing, Rob. They will be my next pads - plus they're pretty damn inexpensive.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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If your street diving it, and not tracking, stock pads work great. If you still want an upgrade, go with Performance Friction "Z" Rated front pads & stock rear. Rember that your front brakes carry between 70 to 75% of the braking load on your Bimmer.

Forum sponsor BimmerWorld has them:

http://store.bimmerworld.com/perform...pads-p721.aspx

They also have Performance Friction street brake pads on sale for half off.
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Thanks a ton for that just ordered those and there going on this week sometime!
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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I know you've already ordered your pads, but in the future you could also consider Carbotech pads - they are cheaper than the PFBs and the quality is the same.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #7
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How good are the regular PF street pads compared to the more expensive "Z" rated version? Bimmerworld has them for $40 so it's very tempting but are they even worth giving a try. I just want OEM bite with LESS DUST!
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Stop being lazy and trying to sacrifice performance for some damn dust. Just get a wax on the wheel and it wipes right off....
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