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Old 10-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Akebono Euro Pads w/BMW Floating Rotors???

Has anyone tried this combo, thought I would check before pulling the trigger. Car is my daily driver so close or better braking than OEM with less dust is my ultimate goal. Driving style is along the lines of rapid touring vs. all out race. Old Lotus and Ducati for the later. 2002 LSB M3 Conv.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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maybe not because the BMW rotors are so expensive but anything can be done
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:59 PM   #3
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I have the akebono pads on my wifes mazda3, and they have been pretty good so far in terms of dust
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thx for the comments, I know the BMW rotors are way too pricey but when I look at the hassles I've had with many other popular aftermarket rotors on cars that weigh a lot less than the M3 I'm willing to pay a little more if it means not pulling these bad boys off so often. This car (conv) is not going to see any track time. The stock BMW rotors have been bullet proof with regards to warping, etc. The euro floating rotors are cheaper than the US solid rotors, go figure?
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Thx for the comments, I know the BMW rotors are way too pricey but when I look at the hassles I've had with many other popular aftermarket rotors on cars that weigh a lot less than the M3 I'm willing to pay a little more if it means not pulling these bad boys off so often. This car (conv) is not going to see any track time. The stock BMW rotors have been bullet proof with regards to warping, etc. The euro floating rotors are cheaper than the US solid rotors, go figure?
Well you can also get Zimmerman and Brembo, those are also OE
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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I had the Akebono Pro Act pads in conjunction with my Powerslot slotted/dimpled cadmium plated front rotors up until last year when I replaced my front setup with my Vorsteiner-Brembo front BBK. No problems whatsoever with these Akebono pads.

Recently my rear brakes were upgraded from OEM 323i rear calipers, Brembo plain 323i rear rotors, and PBR Deluxe pads to OEM 328i rear calipers, Brembo Cross-drilled 328i sport rear rotors, and Akebono Euro pads... so far no issues... purchased the rotors and pads from Tirerack.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:52 PM   #7
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for brakes, I keep it OEM. Their stopping power never wane even when they are getting worn. That means, I would rather deal with the brake dust...
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