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Old 12-17-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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suggestions: brake pads.

Hi all e46-ers,

Can someone suggest a "less dust" brake pads?

i get really tired for washing the rims every few days in the past 8years which where i live in stop n go city and... we drive a bit strange, on the right hand side - Hong Kong.

no for club sport, no track day.. just normal street use.
run with original slot disc, 286mm x 22mm (front) & 280mm x 10mm (rear)
the shape of the pad is shown on attachment. As far as i know, this brake pad has been used on old E36 on some models.

The original part number for E46 318i is:
34116761242 front
34216761239 rear

Can someone could recommend a less dust brake pads? something less noise, less dust, not bit-ing the disc too much? and most important, the online shop will ship overseas....

thanks in advance.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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Just installed Akebono Euros from TireRack...LOVE them. Barely any brake dust compared to BMWs. Check the forums for reviews.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #3
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Just installed Akebono Euros from TireRack...LOVE them. Barely any brake dust compared to BMWs. Check the forums for reviews.
i would like to buy these, but i cant find any vendor that sells both a front and rear set for a 328...
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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i'd also recommend akebono euros...check modbargains?
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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akebono euros or HAWK FTW!

Axis pads are supposedly worthless...

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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Get Akebono's ceramic pads, you won't regret.

You can get them on Ebay cheap.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
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Just installed Akebono Euros from TireRack...LOVE them. Barely any brake dust compared to BMWs. Check the forums for reviews.
+1 on that.

fcpgroton.com had a package deal a few months ago that included Akebono pads and Brembo rotors for front and rear for about $300 for my 328Ci. Best money I ever spent-- NO DUST!
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