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Old 01-28-2015, 10:06 AM
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Recommend any 3rd party front brake rotors, calipers ?

Hi All,

It's time for some new rotors and I Was thinking about trying some less dusty 3rd party performance rotors and maybe calipers - any recommendations for a 2006 650iC ?

Also, do the calipers covers help reduce dust on the rims ? Any issues with them ?

Many thanks.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:52 AM
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Hi All,

It's time for some new rotors and I Was thinking about trying some less dusty 3rd party performance rotors and maybe calipers - any recommendations for a 2006 650iC ?

Also, do the calipers covers help reduce dust on the rims ? Any issues with them ?

Many thanks.

The only thing to reduce brake dust, is to go to a harder brake pad. Akebono has been used by many members with good results. Very little dust come from the pads, & the wheels stay cleaner. The brakes will feel a little different, until they are broken in. Below is a link for BMW parts at a good price, for factory or aftermarket parts. You could try new pads, with the old BMW rotors. You will need to order OEM BMW sensors, for the pads. They will usually brake when trying to remove them. You will need 1 sensor for the front, & 1 for the rear.

http://www.eeuroparts.com/
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:38 PM
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I have the stoptech drilled cryo rotors with Akebono (virtually no dust) and have no complaints!
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If you need rotors I have found Autohausaz.com to be the best pricing. I bought the Zimmerman rotors and they are great, supposedly they are the OEM manufacturer for Porsche/BMW anyway.

I changed over to the Akebono which has no dust, bought them from Amazon. I see Autohausaz has them now (didn't when I got them), don't know which price is better though.

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good discussion on past thread, including recommendations based on performance / lower dust, etc.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ht=brake+yorgi
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I decided to run a test on the Stop-Tech, & the Akebono pads. I have the Akebono on the front, with no brake dust. I put the Siop-Tech on the rear, that still has half the dust of the OEM pads. They both stop good when needed. If you look at the OEM rotors, they are a 2 piece design with good thermal characteristics. Yorgi discusses this in his brake DIY, if I remember correctly?
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I put Stop Tech road and track on Stop Tech drilled and slotted on all four corners.
If you want to stop fast, you're going to kick up some dust. It's still WAY better than OEM.
If you are driving the streets, Akebono on Stop Tech. You'll look good and no dust. Reasonable price.
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Recommend any 3rd party front brake rotors, calipers ?

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Hi All,



It's time for some new rotors and I Was thinking about trying some less dusty 3rd party performance rotors and maybe calipers - any recommendations for a 2006 650iC ?



Also, do the calipers covers help reduce dust on the rims ? Any issues with them ?



Many thanks.

I can't comment on any aftermarket rotors as I've never used any, but I'm sure that Yorgi(guru) would approve of StopTech rotors.

I'm currently using the Genuine BMW rotor as that is the best rotor for our cars in terms of performance and price. For pads, I'm using the Akebono Euro-Ceramic pads as they literally generate very little brake dust and if they're bedded in properly, the feel is not too far off from the feel of the OEM pads.
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