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      08-08-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Which Brake Pads?

in deciding what brake pads i should swap with the OEM ones, i have come to either

Pagid RS 19 Yellow Brake Pads which cost around $800 all around

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Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads for the front axle and ATE Original PremiumOne Pads for the rear pads which all toghether would cost around $200 all around

im sure there more brake pads im not thinking of but i couldnt find that many online

help and input appreciated..
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in deciding what brake pads i should swap with the OEM ones, i have come to either

Pagid RS 19 Yellow Brake Pads which cost around $800 all around

or

Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads for the front axle and ATE Original PremiumOne Pads for the rear pads which all toghether would cost around $200 all around

im sure there more brake pads im not thinking of but i couldnt find that many online

help and input appreciated..
Are they worn out or is this an "upgrade"?

The stock ones are on par with the best non-race pads, and the race pads like the RS-19's are overkill (and grabby and noisy) unless you're on the track.

Personally, unless I was headed for the track, I'd stay with the stock pads. In fact, that's exactly what I did.
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i just got my rotors and pads replaced by bmw. ive been going to the canyons and the brakes are fading still and not performing like when i first got them, which would take forever to fade..

with the changing of the pads, i am also installing UUC Brake lines and Using Motul 600 brake fluid..
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i just got my rotors and pads replaced by bmw. ive been going to the canyons and the brakes are fading still and not performing like when i first got them, which would take forever to fade..

with the changing of the pads, i am also installing UUC Brake lines and Using Motul 600 brake fluid..
Sounds like you might need a track pad. How about Hawk HT-10's or Carbotech's? The Pagids are great but they are really noisy.

Another choice is the Ferodo DS2500 pad - it's a lightweight track pad that might work without the aggro that comes with a full race compound.

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How are the Performance Friction pads in comparison?

http://www.performancefriction.com/pages/compounds.htm

Im getting my rotors changed and looking at putting some race/street pads on with steel braided lines.
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PF-Zs are my choice for a street pad over the factory pads. I ran the PF-01s on my e46 for track days and was awesomely impressed. I've run several other brands with substandard results. You can't beat Performance Friction.

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Theres always Porterfied R4-S, and Performance Friction 97 compound which are good for street/track.
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Ferodo DS2500 gets my vote.
First thing I did was get SS lines, upgrade to RBF 600 brake fluid and add the Ferodos at all four corners.
Great pads for daily use and the odd track day.

They need to be bedded in properly to avoid them from becoming noisy.
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