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i have an 89 325i. i have to put new front brake pads on it. could anyone recommend a brand of pads to use. thanks.
 

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You can also check out GreenStuff pads, I've never used them but I've heard good things (mainly that they produce little/no brake dust). Or Pagid (which might be OE).
 

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Welcome Dinger B)

ive heard greenstuff pads are hard on your rotors and wont last very long, less than a year. i would try mintex or pagid oe. also if you wanna have sharper braking look into some stainless steel brake lines, they run anywhere from $50-$100.
 

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yeah, although they'll look better, SS lines really don't do alot on a stock brake set-up... but i have heard differently... it can go either way

the only way to know for sure if they make a difference is to have a friend of yours install em sometime randomly when u don't know about... see if u think to yourself one day... "hey... wtf?... my brakes feel stiffer... ohhhhhhh, he snuck em in on me :D "
 

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braided lines last longer overall and improve performance over the life of the vehicle, but their main advantage is that they don't expand like rubber/silicone hoses do and solidify the feel of the pedal.
 

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let me summerize... ahem...

dustless pads suck


eitherway, there are 3 main types of pads, race pads, metallic pads, and organic pads. Certain brands differ but race pads squeal like shit crazy loud as do metalic.

personally i like seeing all that dust. makes them look bronze or something
 

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Originally posted by Fox@Aug 2 2003, 08:12 PM
let me summerize... ahem...

dustless pads suck


eitherway, there are 3 main types of pads, race pads, metallic pads, and organic pads. Certain brands differ but race pads squeal like shit crazy loud as do metalic.

personally i like seeing all that dust. makes them look bronze or something
yeah except those basketweave wheels are a PITA to clean :guns
 

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naw.. just get a rough bristle tooth brush or a steel wool wrap brush it goes by incredibly quick once you get in a pattern of scrubbin
 

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just use the padgid ones that BMW uses. (actually i think those are the ones that kick up less brake dust.)
 

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Originally posted by Fox@Aug 2 2003, 08:12 PM


personally i like seeing all that dust. makes them look bronze or something
Yeah, but you get 5 times more dust on the front wheels so your front rims look like they're a darker color than the back ones. :wink
 
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