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Old 07-14-2014, 06:26 PM
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Can't go wrong with little to no brake dust. I have Akebonos all around and they bite just fine although they may not be as responsive as the OEM pads. Difference is marginal to me though.

Have you bedded the pads in?


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Yeah I have bedded them in, the no dust is awesome and they're not bad at all but you will definitely notice a difference in "feel" from OEM, I have nothing to compare them to but if I had to guess I'd say the OEM's might work a bit better lol.
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I bought the akebono and I also need to change all 4 rotors, any recommendations on where I should buy them from? Price and quality?

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Old 08-13-2014, 12:35 AM
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I bought the akebono and I also need to change all 4 rotors, any recommendations on where I should buy them from? Price and quality?

I got a great deal on genuine BMW rotors from mybimmerparts.com.


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Old 08-13-2014, 07:51 PM
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Great, thanks, I'll order the fronts this week (strangely, my rears barely have any dust... though in all honesty, there is barely any dust at all compared to my other BMWs, but every bit counts!)
Funny enough I never had much dust in the rear either until my most recent brake change. I notice more brake dust but also more braking power. the pad themselves look different as well. they didn't have the "slant" the original pads had.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:36 AM
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Ended up buying ATE coated rotors (all 4) for $620 bought akebono pads from tire rack, took all to my local mechanic $200 and 2 hours later it was done. They feel a bit softer but still no noticeable breaking power/distance change. Dealer wanted 2k 0_o


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Old 10-05-2014, 12:07 PM
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Guide bolt torque spec

I'm replacing brake pads now. What are the torque specs for the front guide bolts.

The front guide bolts are 9mm not 7mm. On my wife's e90 it is a 7mm guide bolt, torqued to 22ft-lb.

Since the f01 guide bolt is a little bigger I figure it is a little higher torque spec, right?
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:50 PM
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I have changed my pads several times, I don't have the torque specs, but be real careful putting them back in. Clean them with scotchbrite, put a little copper anti-sieze on them. and put them in by hand, they are real easy to cross thread, and then you are screwed. I have just tightened them down using a 3/8 socket drive.
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