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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:59 PM
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New Brakes 535i

Hey everyone I am in need of new brakes and rotors. Idrive tells me I have 12k miles left but the pads have visibly worn thin and the rotors are beginning to show signs of wear/grooving. I do not want to go with oem pads (dust) and I am actively seeking an alternative option so I figured I would get the opinion of the fest. I am kind of leaning toward ebc red stuff with cryo slotted rotors. I am not sold on them and would appreciate any suggestions. My driving habits are fairly rough. My commute to work is 15 miles each way and I drive my bimmer like I stole it.

P.S. looking to put on the brakes at the same time I install my new 19" Avant Garde M355 wheels with Pirelli P Nero zeros A/S in two weeks. Had the wheels for a month but this ****ty Chicago weather is not cooperating.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:05 AM
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If you don't want to go OEM and you want a reasonable price, contact michael@acuteperformance.com
Tell him I sent you, he will take care of you:
http://forums.5series.net/vendor-cla...es-e60-117383/
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:10 AM
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Have you personally used this set up?
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:12 AM
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Have you personally used this set up?
Yes, I did on my old 530, I had drilled R1 rotors with Hawk HPS pads. The initial bite was a little less than OEM, but they did brake well, and there was VERY little dust. I went from having to clean the wheels every week to about every 2-3 weeks.
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2006 Jeep SRT-8
2003 Infiniti G35 coupe
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:33 AM
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Interesting... I'll have to reach out to Mike, thanks for the recommendation.
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