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Old 12-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #21
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I have the same setup as you for my fronts they are pretty good.
They stop pretty quick, I searched around for OEM manufactures, but so many different opinions, settled on a setup that dmax recommended, I think.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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Blanks from good company and textar...which is OE on mine.

BMW engineers thought about the brakes a lot, don't you think? They probably didn't factor 'dusting' too much into their calculations and you shouldn't either...at all. Ever.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #23
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BMW parts would be OE.

BMW parts with the roundels scratched off and/or identified by an OEM supplier would be OEM.

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Blanks from good company and textar...which is OE on mine.

BMW engineers thought about the brakes a lot, don't you think? They probably didn't factor 'dusting' too much into their calculations and you shouldn't either...at all. Ever.




but but but it makes my wheels dirty.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #24
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but but but it makes my wheels dirty.
Because if you don't, you'll have twice the car I have going forward, but half the car when stopping.

You guys want to be outdone stopping by an old man?
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:08 AM   #25
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Sounds like DMAX did his research. So why do we pick drilled, slotted, ate rotors and what not over oem and good pads? For what I know, I think the idea is to keep the rotors 30-35% cooler for it to help bite/brake quicker and well, avoiding fading. This, and looks as far as I'm concerned. I was considering buying Zimmerman rotors but, I decided to do a little more research before I did. The majority of us here don't track our cars, so what's the point in buying drilled/slotted rotors? I like to take spirited runs here and there and I clearly don't think that justifies the need for the expensive rotors. I'll probably go for either the Brembo blanks and a good set of semi-metallic pads. I remembering reading about the cheap asbestos brake pads causing the most dust (doesn't matter), and wearing out very quick, but provide decent braking over ceramics; now ceramics brake pads typically last longer than even the rotors themselves and most of the time warp the rotors. Oh and, the brake pads fade badly. Any of you ever notice the warped or worn out slotted rotors on Benz or high end luxury cars ? They use ceramic brake pads. Due to this, I stay the heck away from them. Good luck to you guys.
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I've read a lot about brakes and concluded that no one I'd read a post from with some other pad ever said it was better than OE. I've read many 'almost as good as OE with less dusting' and then I stop reading them!

If you drive in the rain and snow, heat and cold, rarely track, but like your car to stop...it's a bmw. Hmmm? What kind of brakes should a bmw have? Textar and blanks (I think I got Balo)...after 60K miles on a complete 4 corners (pads and rotors), I only needed to replace my front pads. I'm still here, and I didn't hit those deer that ran in front of me...though I did get rear ended by an Asian woman in a minivan 3 secs. after I stopped!

If you use OE brakes, make sure you remember how close cars are behind you...the brakes might be too good to use in some circumstances!

I'll tap my brake pedal a few times if I see traffic slowing in front of me...since I have a manual, many don't realize that cars can slow without using the brakes...so I give those behind me a little heads up.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #27
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Carbotech, Axxis, or Hawk pads work really well. They have great response, & bite harder than stock. They will be noisy, but they'll keep your wheels clean. I normally get stock rotors, have the hats painted black, & install some StopTech braided brake lines. Then any of the pads I mentioned, is an inexpensive way to upgrade. If money isn't a problem, then a big brake upgrade is the best. It's the thing I miss the most from my Subaru.
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I like my Stoptech Performance pads with the Stoptech/Brembo slotted rotors I am using.
Works great with MOTUL600, and held up fine at the track!
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Never mind...

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #31
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I got tired of the brake dust. So I went with ceramic.

They definitely do not stop as well but I keep that in mind when I'm behind someone.
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