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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:46 PM
GTony GTony is offline
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Ceramic brake pads

I would love to be giving some information on them but after emailing some people in the U/States have,nt received any replys. Guess my little 2 ltr. desiel is not good enough for their beautifull V8,s and Supercars. Basically it,s the dreded BMW Brake Dust. I,m putting Chrome Wheels on X1 and wanted to know if better Pads are out there eg. Ceramic etc. My new wheels will be semi mesh design. A 5 spoke would be much easier to clean and would probably solve the problem, but not my choice. Any Help-Discussions- Advice- Please.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:30 PM
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The pads being used on the US X1s are virtually dust free while my my 2009 128i dusts like crazy. Use RealOEM.com to determine what rotors and pads are standard for your vehicle and whether any US spec pads are compatible.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:26 PM
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Audis are notorious for brake dust as well. One of the most popular pad upgrades for Audi owners is Centric Posi Quiet ceramic. It might be worth an email or phone call to see if they have an Australian distributor.

http://www.centricparts.com/index.ph...d=47&Itemid=81
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:21 PM
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Thanks nospam and HotRodW. Will chase your advice up plus make some calls and see where it takes me.
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