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09-09-2012, 01:30 PM
What brake pads do you guys recommend for a 2004 745li ?.....EBC, Centric, Akebono, textar ?
All replys are very appreciated!

Suri [TBR]
09-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Jurid OEM pads from FCPeuro.com


If you want to sacrifice a little bite in stopping power in order to have no brake dust, get Akebonos! I think you can get them from the same website or from Tirerack.com :D

09-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Akebono Euro Ceramic pads. Yes you can get them from fcpeuro.

09-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Akebono. Very good brakes. Your wheels will thank you. Very little to no brake dust between wash.

09-10-2012, 08:31 AM
I love my akebonos

09-10-2012, 08:36 AM
I like the HAWK pads . They perform very well and our low on dust.

09-10-2012, 08:05 PM
Akebono, the Hawks are going to be noisy and eat rotors; and the OEM ones DUST HORRIBLY!

09-12-2012, 09:12 AM
The original BMW pads were so fierce that it was impossible to stop without a jolt....passengers thought I was just a bad driver. The originals also created so much dust that cleaning the rims became a way of life, and the stuff was resistant to just a hose wash you had to physically attack the dust or pressure wash. So after much reading of this forum I decided to switch to Akebonos, while I was at it I decided to replace the brake rotors also. For these I went with Zimmerman, it was the most satisfying thing I ever did, the car now stops smoothly (not as quickly I think, but I don't drive like a maniac these days). But most of all I have all this extra time....cause I'm not cleaning those damn rims. Hope this helps.

Suri [TBR]
09-12-2012, 05:37 PM
I absolutely hate the dust too but I just didn't want to sacrifice any braking power for looks. Sadly, every 3-4 days or so, I have to rub the wheels down but I'm okay with it :D

09-19-2012, 07:52 AM
I received my akebono brake pads from fcpeuro yesterday, two of the front brake pads are chipped I'm not happy about this now to wait maybe another week to get it sorted out

09-19-2012, 10:33 AM
What brake pads do you guys recommend for a 2004 745li ?!
Textar Epads.
these are such great pads.
I had Hawk ceramic on the M3 and they do not have the initial bite of the OEs but they do not dust much at all either.
The OEs have great initial bite, don't fade but dust like crazy.
The Epads have nearly the bite of OEs, do not fade and don't dust much at all.

09-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Have akebonos and dont like them at all. Big difference in stopping power. Cant even compare to OEM. Dislike them so much that I will be replacing the akebonos back to oem, would take dirty wheels over bad brakes any day.

09-19-2012, 12:25 PM
I have akenebos and they are amazing. Not as much initial bite but it's a much smoother stop and not as jerky as my oems were. There is practically zero dust, best upgrade I ever did.

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