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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:50 PM
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rear brake squeeks

rear brake is squeeking...meh.
ill prob end up having to change the brakes...any suggestions on low dust pads?

do i need to buy a new sensor too?

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:15 PM
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rear brake is squeeking...meh.
ill prob end up having to change the brakes...any suggestions on low dust pads?

do i need to buy a new sensor too?

Thanks!!
I just purchased Akebono euro ceramic pads from Tire Rack with sensors. They are the ones to get from what I have read. Do front and rear together. About $185 with sensors delivered.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:13 PM
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:18 PM
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thank you thank you!! ill get those...i was thinking to grab these
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A7088A0A0.aspx

but maybe ill just get the rotors
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:48 PM
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thank you thank you!! ill get those...i was thinking to grab these
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A7088A0A0.aspx

but maybe ill just get the rotors
After reading a LOT of info and suggestions/Recommendations, Here is what I have come up with:

Akebono = Dust free (mostly) but take some time to grip. Less overall gripping power but I don't track my car so I'm good with that.

Drilled and Slotted rotors look cool, but they will eat your pads more quickly with no real performance advantage.

Drilled rotors for normal use look great but again don't provide a real performance advantage.

I hate the constant dust on my wheels so I'm changing the pads but not ready to invest in slotted rotors for now.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:05 PM
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ok stupid question, do i need a sensor for every tire?
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 PM
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ok stupid question, do i need a sensor for every tire?
One front, One rear.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:41 AM
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check out....

Search for Yorgi's brake DIY document on this forum.

I used it and it may be the single best DIY document I've ever seen.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:14 AM
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This may not be the case but I always go for the easy painless and fast fix. Hi performance brakes do not get hot enough in day to day driving. So a couple of 80 to 10mph stops will clean/burn off all the rust ad deposits. That work great on my brembo's on my 911 and dodge challenger. Has not work on the 650!! But give it a try.. Last fall I went to the dealer with this issue and assumed they will replace the pads and do a cleanup. All they did was put the anti squeal and that only work for a bit. If your under warntee have the dealer do it. If not use different pad but you also need to ensure your installer is cleaning and derusting all parts. Also chanfering the edges of the pads help.
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