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#1 (permalink) Old 09-04-2004, 11:46 PM
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I have a '96 318is, and have upgraded the wheels from stock 15' to 17'. My brakes are getting pretty warn-down, so I was wondering what type of pads I should replace my current stock pad with. I was also wondering if I should upgrade my rotors and if so what size and type?
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axxis and pagid... unless u want to go crazy with ceramic brake pads... (not too sure about the ceramics).. stay the same size rotors.. if u want to go crazy, get some zimmerman or brembo rotors... then u'll have some sevear stopping power!

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I'd get vented discs, which are probably what you have now. Superior cooling than a solid rotor, wont grind down the pads like slotted or crossdrilled rotors, you have them already unless the 318's came with really cruddy brakes, which I doubt and think they are the same as the 323, 235's, and 328's

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I'm sure lots of oehter people will chime in soon, these threads usually turn into a debate about the best pad and rotor type.


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Stock pads are really good street pads if you don't mind the dust.

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my hawk hps pads work very well, i think i have a stock rotor size, with slotted rotors.

i got my pads at bimmerworld

optimally, id have good pads, slightly bigger rotors (or stock) with slots (for heavy braking)

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good pads, slightly bigger rotors (or stock) with no slots/holes (for city driving)

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