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Old 10-06-2004, 07:10 AM
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hi everybody can any one tell me about changing OE brake pads to ceramic pads because of last longer and less less brake dust. and also about rotors what do you think of switching to a BREMBO drilled rotor instead of OE rotor.thank you .
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:26 AM
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Take a look in the BRAKES, EXHAUST & SUSPENSION section of X5World.net. I put the Mintex Red Box pads on my X5 and have been very pleased with the results. Braking performance is as good as the OEM pads, and brake dust has been reduced by 90%+

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hi everybody can any one tell me about changing OE brake pads to ceramic pads because of last longer and less less brake dust. and also about rotors what do you think of switching to a BREMBO drilled rotor instead of OE rotor.thank you .
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Take a look in the BRAKES, EXHAUST & SUSPENSION section of X5World.net. I put the Mintex Red Box pads on my X5 and have been very pleased with the results. Braking performance is as good as the OEM pads, and brake dust has been reduced by 90%+

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Did you do the install yourself? My dealer will not install aftermarket brakes! I have 20's on mine so the brakes are exposed even more, and the wheels look black within the second day of washing it!
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Did you do the install yourself? My dealer will not install aftermarket brakes! I have 20's on mine so the brakes are exposed even more, and the wheels look black within the second day of washing it!
No, I bought the pads from http://www.germanautoparts.com and had an independent shop install them for me. Next time I may tackle them myself (several good DIY's on X5World).
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