One of my winter projects is to put in new rotors, pads, sensors, ss brake lines, and bleeding. I pretty much have the rotors picked out, zimmerman x-drilled, and i already use ATE superblue. Wondering what brake pads everybody likes as far as performance, dust-free, sound, and longevity. I'm thinking about the Hawk HPS.
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yea i know he said no track, they are just ceramic coated, and they say racing pads. i dont think they really are though and they work amazing for streat use and they dont do anything to your rotors. racing pads would be more like pagid or hawk. i think. so yea i used them and they worked great, and usually it would be the pads destroyed not the rotor.
I had Zimmerman regular oem vented and not sure what kind of pads when I bought my 328. I got frustrated with the noise (and warp), although they didn't throw much dust. I switched to stock rotors and pads in the front (zims still in the rear), and although I get a fair amount of dust, performance and sound have improved--and no warpage yet. UNless I were to track it, the stocks are just fine.
Just my opinion. Sure would love some M3 brakes though :P
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I swear by Hawk HPS for the street and either HAWK HP+ or Ferrodo for the track. They are all Ferrocarbon pads.
I've tried Pagid and PBR's, their OEM replacements are terrible brake pads, but cheap. Pagids are soft like chewing gum and dust like crazy, PBR's almost have no bite at all until they are near fading point. I've never tried metal masters or Pagid sport's. But for the price, I'd choose HAWK. You can't beat a brake pad company which designs brakes for commercial airplanes, trucks and school buses.
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