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Old 02-18-2014, 06:02 PM
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Are BrakeBest Select Ceramic Pads from O"Reilly Auto OK?

What pads are recommended for 1994 525it?
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:48 PM
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They should be fine, may sqeek when cold.. Get the best you can afford

I use ceramics for less brake dust mainly.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:40 AM
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The BrakeBest Select seem to get good reviews on other forums
when I Google the subject.
They are supposedly manufactured by Bosch.
I say supposedly because I have seen it mentioned several times
but can not find an actual confirmation.
Perhaps O'Reilly Auto can tell me.
I am using ceramics.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:41 AM
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I use only PBR Organics on a street car. Australian made and available online or at NAPA...
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:35 PM
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I decided to go with the BrakeBest this time as I did not want to wait.
When we looked at the rear brakes, they looked like they had some good
miles left on them but would need changing soon enough so we did the rears.
The brake sensor light had come on because the wire had been rubbing against the
tire and had finally worn through.
The front brakes were fine.
Interestingly the rear brakes come with a new sensor installed but
the fronts do not.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:07 PM
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I'm using BrakeBest pads on my E38, haven't noticed any problems. No noise, no dust, adequate braking power.
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