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Old 01-16-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleJ View Post
Some people do not feel they want to stray from the OEM pads. The use of ceramic pads does not appeal to many folks. Probably lots of good reasons for that, increased rotor wear, harder pedal pressure, etc. The OEM german pads all seem to generate lots of brake dust, with the Mercedes pads the worst by far. I have seen "S" class front wheels that are absolutely black to the point it is hard to see the where the tire ends and the wheel rim begins.
Well I guess BMW doesn't know what they're doing because newer BMWs including my 2011 335 M-Sport have dustless pads. I can now go over a month before seeing significant dust on my wheels. BTW, I've been running aftermarket brake pads for years on all my BMWs and have had no ill effects. I've been enjoying clean wheels on my X5 for over a year and would never go back to the dusty stock pads.
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