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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By kps88
what could the dealer have done? Its a simple...

what could the dealer have done? Its a simple brake job with rotor replacement.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By kps88
I took it back to the original dealer (they did...

I took it back to the original dealer (they did some kind of sanding to get better grip...did nothing). I then took them to the BMW dealer and had them do a brake fluid change. What could possibly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By kps88
yea, I did bed them. In all honesty I have never...

yea, I did bed them. In all honesty I have never had to bed a brake pad before so I did not know what bedding was. But the brkaes had less than 30 miles on them when I did the bedding. Either way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By kps88
excellent advice from someone that knows what...

excellent advice from someone that knows what they are talking about. The HAWK simply are crap for regular every day driving. The stopping power is poor compared to the genuine pads. I was shocked...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By kps88
HAWK sucks...period. They are not good for the...

HAWK sucks...period. They are not good for the X3. No stopping power. No dust, but no power.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By kps88
I bedded them and they still sucked big time. ...

I bedded them and they still sucked big time. having them swapped out for genuine asap.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By kps88
HAWK is not a good replacement for the genuine...

HAWK is not a good replacement for the genuine pads. They have very little stopping power. they throw off virtually no brake dust, but the stopping power/grip is almost gone. I have to press 50%...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By kps88
^^HAWKS suck big time. Thanks for bad advice. I...

^^HAWKS suck big time. Thanks for bad advice. I have to return them and getting genuine pads. They HAWKS had very little stopping power. I had them checked twice by the mechanic, once by BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
I am leaning towards the genuine BMW pad. I can...

I am leaning towards the genuine BMW pad. I can put up with the dust to have the terrific feel. The HAWK is pure junk. The tech noting they may be glazed is horse crap. No way they could be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-31-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By kps88
yep, normal to hear.

yep, normal to hear.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
looks like this is what I will do. Tirerack is...

looks like this is what I will do. Tirerack is going to give me a refund (they provided an order ticket with free shipping back...nice people at TR). I just felt the HAWKS if I replace with new...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
Immedietly? I did bed them a few days after. ...

Immedietly? I did bed them a few days after. tirerack is sending new pads, but I am afriad to pay AGAIN to have brake pads put on.

So no one knows if glazing can happen as soon as the brake...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
anyone? Can glazing happen upon initial install?

anyone? Can glazing happen upon initial install?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
Tirerack tech noted it sounds like "glazing" and...

Tirerack tech noted it sounds like "glazing" and are willing to replace them (very kind offer), but I don't know how it could be "glazed" immedietly after install. Anyone know something about this?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By kps88
25 mpg city??? Are you certain? There should be...

25 mpg city??? Are you certain? There should be codes, so I would take to an Indy or BMW dealer to find out the issues.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
I will be calling tire rack, maybe there is an...

I will be calling tire rack, maybe there is an issue with these pads. but they are not even close to the originals. the brake lines were not touched during the original pad/rotor replacement and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
OK, I have come to the conclusion that the HAWK...

OK, I have come to the conclusion that the HAWK pads just plain suck compared to the OE pads. The only thing I noticed is the brake dust...far less. The X3 was given a brake fluid flush, re-checked...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-11-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By kps88
Hawk's simply suck. I have issues with my...

Hawk's simply suck. I have issues with my braking now and it has come to the brake pads. The stopping power is poor on these. I had these installed 2 weeks ago and the X3 brake lines were flushed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-30-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
air? that could be it. what should I do? can...

air? that could be it. what should I do? can the dealership fix this? They screwed up the brakes big time. my wife complained last night..."its not my X3"
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
I will read over the article later (thanks), but...

I will read over the article later (thanks), but the Hawk pads seem to be very popular with X3 folks on this forum. Not one mentioned any issues with the feeling of lost power. Something is just...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
the brake feel issue is still there. Its mushy...

the brake feel issue is still there. Its mushy and I feel as though I have to put 50% more pressure to stop than before.

Prior to the brake job, as soon as I put my foot on the brake and any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
I bed the brakes this morning. I had to park the...

I bed the brakes this morning. I had to park the car right after to meet my carpool for work, so hopefully it helps. My wife and I both agree the brake feel is not like it was before we installed...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
I will check the resevoir cap. I printed out...

I will check the resevoir cap.

I printed out instructions to bed the brakes..thanks. I think one of the big differences in a BMW is the braking system. They now feel like my old Camry.:(
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-27-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By kps88
New Brake job...issue

I had Hawk pads and Centric rotors installed at a local non-BMW dealer. I also had 2 L of BMW brake fluid to have them flush the old fluid and replace. My issues:

1. They claimed they did not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,731
Posted By kps88
thank you. Once my shop confirms what I need or...

thank you. Once my shop confirms what I need or will shortly need I will make order within a day. My guess is to replace all 4 pads/rotors.
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