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Old 10-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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What do you Recommend?

It is not time just yet, but I will have to change my brakes sometime in the near future and would like to put some nic bads and rotors on, while not going completely overboard. I used to use EBC green stuff pads on my VW VR6 GTI, but am not sure that I liked those very much. All that aside, I do plan on upgrading from stock rotors to at least slotted rotors, if not drilled and slotted rotors. However, when it comes to the typr of bakes, on Bimmers I am a newb and would really like some input from you guys, who have owned these cars for a while, on what type of pads I should get. I own an 01 BMW 325i E46. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide, it is much appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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I just put some Pagid reds and new rotors on my 330CiC from Bavarian Motorsports and they are great. They have upgrades and are really knowledgeable, at least check out what they have..
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, boss.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Drilled and slotted are not an upgrade, you will sacrifice comfort and braking ability for looks - nothing more.
Upon hard braking you will have shuddering, and just less contact with the pad in general.
Just take the advice and DONT get drilled/slotted rotors.

As for pads, EBC does have some decent offerings, as does Hawk (HPS?).
Stick with OE pads (Textar, Pagid, Jurid, etc.) and you'll never regret it, aside from brake dust.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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i have drilled rotors. they perform just like blanks (havent noticed a difference), look fabulous and zero wobble or shuttering when breaking lightly or hard. i have the zimmermans.
oe pads are great but too much dust i wanna go to stoptech street pads next.

all in all if its street driven why not go drilled
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i have drilled rotors. they perform just like blanks (havent noticed a difference), look fabulous and zero wobble or shuttering when breaking lightly or hard. i have the zimmermans.
oe pads are great but too much dust i wanna go to stoptech street pads next.

all in all if its street driven why not go drilled
Because most people aren't smart enough to buy quality cross drilled rotors. Zimmermann rotors are excellent, unfortunately most end up buying cheap junk which is unsafe. For street driving, it makes more sense to save money and just buy blanks.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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I've had slotted and cross drilled rotors before on my race Jetta. Never again!!!! Just want to get opinions on pads. Thanks though.
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