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Old 10-15-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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New discs and pads

Hi everyone,

The time has come for me to order new discs and pads for my E46 318 Compact.

I've looked through the older posts and found some information on this and it comes down to 3 brands that are convenient for me.

I have a choice between ATE discs and pads, TEXTAR, or PAGID.

The price difference is minimal, about 30 for TEXTAR discs and about 25 for PAGID and ATE. Pads are around the same for any of the brands.

The guy from the shop said that PAGID and ATE are essentially the same disc.

From my research, I have come to no conclusions on which would be a better buy.

I am not interested in any kind of braking upgrade, so performance discs and pads are out.

Any thoughts?

I am thinking of buying through Eurocarparts.com

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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get textar..

i believe they were once oem
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:49 AM   #3
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Would I be at a big disadvantage if I used ATE? They have ATE in stock, but I have to order the TEXTAR in advance.

Many thanks

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Old 10-16-2009, 06:03 AM   #4
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ate, pagid, jurid, textar.. all ok for stock. I'd buy ate if they're cheaper and in stock.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:08 AM   #5
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No interest in brake dust reduction? I installed Akebono Euro's over 2 weeks ago and my wheels are still relatively clean. Normally they are black again within 4 days. We've even had nearly 10 inches of rain in that time period, yet the wheels are still in good shape. Performance difference is minimal.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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No interest in brake dust reduction? I installed Akebono Euro's over 2 weeks ago and my wheels are still relatively clean. Normally they are black again within 4 days. We've even had nearly 10 inches of rain in that time period, yet the wheels are still in good shape. Performance difference is minimal.
I haven't considered brake dust to be honest. I try to keep the car as clean as possible, but then again the moment it rains, all the effort is ruined.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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Buy performance friction carbon metallic pads from bimmerworld. Every other pad you mentioned is garbage compared to them.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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I agree with Tom. If your car is stock, then any of the companies that were mentioned will be fine. Just go with the ATE stuff.
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