im going to change brake pads soon and thought to gather some info about aftermarket ones.
Generally i like oem pads but i don't like to clean the wheels 2-3 times a week.
I would like to go with oem rotors, so the new pads should have similar characteristic to oem pads, just less dust.
Would not go with too hard pads, i have had problems in past with warping rotors with previous cars and i think original e39 540i rotors are good enough (have larger diameter than i6 e39-s).
As im gonna work on pads, should i get stainless steel brake lines? Are they worth their price?
And one more thing related to brakes. Should i powder cover the calipers or will heat resistant paints work as well?