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Old 04-28-2012, 03:42 AM
Yardi78 Yardi78 is offline
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Brake pads?

I got some new tires for the wife's 07 X3 and saw that the pads are getting a bit low. What pads do u think is the best especially to cut down in the brake dust and of course
Good stopping power. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:51 AM
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I would say go with the OEM pads.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:59 AM
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putting these on soon.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:24 AM
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I put Hawke HPS on my 06 X3 a year ago.Still feel great after 10,000 mi.& return trip to Florida and almost zero dust.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:16 AM
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I just installed the OEM's, honestly they are amazing and lifespan will be longest. Very high quality and well made. You'll be satisfied.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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I like the OEM pads, they perform great but I'm looking to cut the brake dust down. Thanks for your help guys I will keep investigating.

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for feedback I will keep looking.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:25 PM
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I put Hawke HPS on my 06 X3 a year ago.Still feel great after 10,000 mi.& return trip to Florida and almost zero dust.
Purchased online from Bimmerworld (Great Prices & service)
Really?? I installed Hawk HPS in the front with new zimmerman rotors 5 weeks ago, and they sqeal like a pig and brake dust is absolutely awfull, not satisfied at all. I should of stick with OEM pads. I'd rather wash my wheels more often and have a top quality pads like the OEM.....
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:05 AM
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Thats strange as I did all four wheels on the original rotors and I am totally satisfied.
They are as good or better than the OEM and no dust
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:54 AM
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Thats strange as I did all four wheels on the original rotors and I am totally satisfied.
They are as good or better than the OEM and no dust
And no sqealing at all ??
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:37 AM
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I heard these are great no dust pads too: http://www.brakewarehouse.com/rotex_brake_pads.asp

But they're pricey - about $150 for front and rear.

I bought the Akebono Euro's from Rock Auto and paid $118.41 shipped.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:41 AM
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Quiet as a Church Mouse.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:03 PM
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Akebono's are definitely low dust - but don't stop as well.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:18 PM
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Really?? I installed Hawk HPS in the front with new zimmerman rotors 5 weeks ago, and they sqeal like a pig and brake dust is absolutely awfull, not satisfied at all. I should of stick with OEM pads. I'd rather wash my wheels more often and have a top quality pads like the OEM.....
Sounds like you may have gotten Hawk HP+ instead of HPS.
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