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Old 12-28-2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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Question What brake pads are recommended?

I have a 1995 318ti.

Brakes are squeeling and I need new brake pads.

What is recommended?

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Old 12-28-2008, 03:10 AM   #2
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I have ATE pads, good all-around pads, not meant for performance driving, bavauto.com has a big selection of brake pads, I'd recommend some of the low-dust ones if you hate cleaning your rims
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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I love the Porterfield R4S pads; however I am unsure if they are made for the ti stock brakes or not...

You'd have to look into that.
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Tough question since everyone have their favorites.
I run Carbotech Bobcats, a bit expensive for the street.

Ultimate Axxis are fine too.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:44 AM   #5
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I will post a very interesting pic tomorrow.

I have run many different pads as I can get many different pads. Since the 330 brake upgrade on the wagon I have been running akebonos on the front pbr (axxis ceramics on the rear)... they grip awesome and dust next to zero. The pic I will post tomorrow will show my very drity wagon, I have not washed it or the wheels in 2k miles and 1 autox. The rear wheels are black the front wheels look like they have just been washed.

I will be going to Akebonos in the rear when I do the 330 rear brake upgrade.

Basically... I'm sold on Akebono Ceramics for heavy street use and weekend autoxing... not sure about track days... yet.
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Basically... I'm sold on Akebono Ceramics for heavy street use and weekend autoxing... not sure about track days... yet.
I had those pads when I had my mustang and an upgraded brake kit. They were AWESOME but kinda dusty!!!

I have ATE's on the Ti and they are terrible. Pads make lots and lots of noise at low speeds until they heat up and I don't think they stop too well compared to what ever was on the car when i purchased it.
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OK... we all know the front brakes produce more dust than the rears, keep that in mind.



-front
-2k miles, 1 autox, no washing
-Akebono Euro Ceramics



-rear
-2k miles, 1 autox, no washing
-PBR (AXXIS) Ultimates (Ceramic)


For me the choice is pretty clear!
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My $.02-
Consider replacing the rotors and bleeding the brakes. Not much more cost or work.
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I'd just stick with OEM pads. Jurid, Textar, Mintex.
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I just replaced my pads and rotors tonight with Hawk pads and Power Slot Slotted rotors. I think they work pretty amazing, but then again, ive only had my car for about 3 weeks, and the left front caliper was hung up since the day I purchased it.

As a matter of fact, when i went to my buddies shop to change the caliper/rotors/pads , my frt drivers side caliper was glowing bright orange in the darkness outside his garage, even though i know theres a huge rick of fire, it was a pretty awesome sight to see. I went inside and got the other 3 guys so they could see it, and we all stood there in awe. It reminded me of an F-1 car or something. I really wish I'd taken a pic.
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Can I ask what kind of driver are you? Are you doing racing? or just normal daily driver? Of Normal daily driver sticking at OEM pads will do.



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I agree with BimmerBum, stay away from PBR/Axxis Ceramic Ultimates. I have been very dissatisfied so far with mine on alll 4 corners. Cold performance is so-so, they are extremely dusty(advertised to me as low dust), and moderately noisy around town, though they do seem to work very well when heated up.
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