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Old 05-08-2002, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question anybody with Axxis/Mintex brake pads...

have you guys experienced any rattling noise coming from your car?
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Old 05-08-2002, 05:41 PM   #2
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Been using the Axxis ones for about 9 months and no problems love no more brake dust!
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Old 05-08-2002, 05:42 PM   #3
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Mine should be here this week.

But I know Trkmedic69 (Nick) and Edwars2 (Steve) both have them. They love them from what I hear, no noises, squeaks, or loss of brake power...

I'll let you know first hand in a couple of days.
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Old 05-08-2002, 05:46 PM   #4
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But I know Trkmedic69 (Nick) and Edwars2 (Steve) both have them. They love them from what I hear, no noises, squeaks, or loss of brake power...

I'll let you know first hand in a couple of days.
make sure the rear (mintex) are real snug.

i recall that we had to struggle to get front axxis brake pads to fit (real tight), but the mintex slid in pretty easy.

i'm beginning to think that the rear brake pads is causing the rattling i am hearing. will check tonight.

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Old 05-08-2002, 05:51 PM   #5
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Thanks.

Yeah, let me know what you find so I get mine right on the first try. Good lookin out!
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Old 05-08-2002, 06:08 PM   #6
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is it hard to install the pads yourself? i'm hoping to get around to doing it one day. just too lazy. gotta keep telling myself that it'll take less time installing than cleaning my rims twice a week! the pads been sitting in my room for almost a year now.
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Old 05-08-2002, 06:21 PM   #7
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is it hard to install the pads yourself? i'm hoping to get around to doing it one day. just too lazy. gotta keep telling myself that it'll take less time installing than cleaning my rims twice a week! the pads been sitting in my room for almost a year now.
if you've never changed brake pads before, i would say get help from someone who has. and prepare to get REAL dirty.
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Old 05-08-2002, 06:25 PM   #8
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It is the rear pads that rattle. After countless hours of trying to diagnose the problem, I went to my local Pep Boys and found this goo that you can apply to the back of the pads that makes them fit more securely so they won't move around. The goo is red and dries up like rubber cement.
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Old 05-08-2002, 06:27 PM   #9
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It is the rear pads that rattle. After countless hours of trying to diagnose the problem, I went to my local Pep Boys and found this goo that you can apply to the back of the pads that makes them fit more securely so they won't move around. The goo is red and dries up like rubber cement.
yes, it is the rear that rattles, you wouldn't happen to know the name of this goo?
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Old 05-08-2002, 06:31 PM   #10
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Re: Re: Mine should be here this week.

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make sure the rear (mintex) are real snug.

i recall that we had to struggle to get front axxis brake pads to fit (real tight), but the mintex slid in pretty easy.

i'm beginning to think that the rear brake pads is causing the rattling i am hearing. will check tonight.

Make sure they are real snug? what exactly do you mean by that? All you really have to do is make sure you have them seated properly, tighten the bolts that hold the caliber and replace clip. When you compress the brake peddle several times this shall take up the slag between the pads and rotors. There is not much else I can think of that would make them snug?

Also did you try appling anit-squeal compound? Thats what I used and it certainly has helped since I orginally put them on without it.

Hope you can fix the rattle! Let me know!
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yes, it is the rear that rattles, you wouldn't happen to know the name of this goo?
You can get the goo (anit-squeal compound) from Pep-boys.. I think its made by CRC or somehting like that and comes in red squeeze bottle.
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Make sure they are real snug? what exactly do you mean by that?
yeah, i'm just pulling stuff out of the air, trying to figure out would could be the problem.

the thing i remember, is that when installing the front pads, we had a hard time seating the pad in the caliper because the clip on the back of the pad seemed large (not sure if that is the best way to describe it) and had to be forced. while on the rear, the pad was seated rather easily. i know the clips aren't what holds the caliper in place, but it's the only thing i could think of....

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ive had them on my

328i for a year or so now i guess. and love em.. no brake dust is great.. and the best part is when allllll bmw owners think you just washed you car but its actually been 2 weeks , but since the wheels look clean the car looks clean all bmw owners know the brake dust issue , it sucks
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Old 05-08-2002, 08:05 PM   #14
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Yea I agree with Jake. I never wash my wheels unless I was the car because I dont have! Seriously all BMW owners should get a set of these, their one of the best mods for the money without a doubt. And their cheap as hell like $50 somethin for a set of 4 pads. Don't forget to apply anti-squeal grease so you dont get rattling or squealing.
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yes, it is the rear that rattles, you wouldn't happen to know the name of this goo?


Just go to Pep Boys and ask for the anti-squeal paste for brake pads....I know it sounds dumb but they should know exactly what you need for putting them on yourself without the noises afterwards.


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