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Old 06-14-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Current brake project. Rear brake pad advice needed

Rebuilding the brakes

Rebuilding four calipers I got from the junkyard
Getting Zimmerman rotors all around
Getting PFC Z rated pads for the front


What should I slap on the rear? I don't really see a point in spending $120 on PFC rears as they don't do nearly as much of the braking. Have heard of putting Pagid on the bad but don't really want to mix ceramic and non ceramic. Thoughts?

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Old 06-14-2019, 03:54 PM   #2
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Honestly I'd just go Brembo blanks and ATE pads on all four corners w/ ate german boy fluid.

I used to hunt down porsches in the canyons regularly with full premium braking power without braking a sweat.

Never saw a need for RacerBoyX stuff. I hope those zimmerdoodles aren't drilled!

But yeah if you already bought your stuff, just go OEM grade pads on the rear. Ate, textar, what have you.

But for those starting from scratch, OEM (on 330I) is grand!
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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I have akebono pads all the way around on my Zimmerman rotors. 30k miles later, I still love them. Very minimal brake dust.

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Old 06-14-2019, 04:24 PM   #4
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I want maximum brake dust on my performance vehicles. Not minimum. By definition, if your performance vehicle is producing less dust based on the parts you installed, (all things being equal) it is performing less.

All comes down to what you prioritize. no free rides.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:33 PM   #5
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I want maximum brake dust on my performance vehicles. Not minimum. By definition, if your performance vehicle is producing less dust based on the parts you installed, (all things being equal) it is performing less.

All comes down to what you prioritize. no free rides.
Why don't you use the regular DOT4 LV fluid from the dealer?

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Old 06-14-2019, 04:52 PM   #6
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Rebuilding four calipers I got from the junkyard
Braden, what parts are you using for your rebuild? Did you get a kit?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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Why don't you use the regular DOT4 LV fluid from the dealer?

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I don't get your question. Either way I don't do dealers
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:40 PM   #8
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Apparently the Low Viscosity fluid is for cars with DSC, like the E46. I don't think anyone actually bothers though.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:57 PM   #9
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Braden, what parts are you using for your rebuild? Did you get a kit?
Honestly I just checked oembimmerparts. Com and their rebuilt ones range from $57-$70 so I'll just pick those up. Not really worth it when the rebuild kit is $30 and the junkyard wants 10-15 for a caliper. Also, I bother with the LV fluid because I need my stability control in Chicaho winter storms

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Old 06-24-2019, 04:19 PM   #10
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Textar in the rear. I have stoptech performance in the front and textar in the rear. The textar's give a nice cold bite since the performance pads need some warmth to feel good
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Old 06-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #11
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I want maximum brake dust on my performance vehicles. Not minimum. By definition, if your performance vehicle is producing less dust based on the parts you installed, (all things being equal) it is performing less.
All comes down to what you prioritize. no free rides.
heís talking about the graphite heavy oem pads that leave a bunch of black dust on wheels.
because there is more black sticky dust residue doesnít mean itís performing as well as other pads.
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I've braked at 130 mph with my akebono pads and the stopping power was fantastic.

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Old 06-24-2019, 05:58 PM   #13
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Get RBF600 brake fluid. It's amazing... greatly reduces brake fade
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:04 PM   #14
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Get RBF600 brake fluid. It's amazing... greatly reduces brake fade
Not worth it in my opinion. I can get a liter of DOT4 LV from the dealer for $3. That motul is $18 for less than 100 degree higher boiling point

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Old 06-24-2019, 10:16 PM   #15
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Not worth it in my opinion. I can get a liter of DOT4 LV from the dealer for $3. That motul is $18 for less than 100 degree higher boiling point
If you donít drive your car hard itís not worth it. The first time push the car and the pedal goes to the floor youíll wish you had 100 more degrees of firm pedal.
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