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      09-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Brake pads

Hi all, I don't need new rotors but need new pads. Anyone have any experience with Cool Carbon Sport Pads? $229 for all wheels.
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      09-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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For the street OEM is all I need, more than enough.
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take a look at stoptech street performance pads, ultra low dust and pretty good braking power, more than enough for street, even some light track use, pretty cheap too, check them out on amazon.
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Thanks all, I think I will give the Stoptech a try. A little less dust would be nice.
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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
thought the oem pads were on the high side pricewise? could be wrong never bought a set.
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There are new pads from Pagid, called Pagid S. They are supposed to be street/sport pad, but I wasn't able to test them yet. The price is acceptable.
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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
I have the stop tech street pads and I agree, however, I don't care for the initial bite of the OE pads and the stop techs seem more rotor friendly, far less iron on the wheels is seen during weekly cleaning.
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I've seen some positive thoughts on the Akebono pads, how do they stack up versus the stop techs?
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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
thought the oem pads were on the high side pricewise? could be wrong never bought a set.
Yeah price probably is a lot more for oem.
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      09-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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OEM pads are awesome for the street. Good initial bite, low wear, no noise, minimal dust... Not sure why anything else would be preferred. Now for any track use forget about OEM.

The Stoptechs have better hot torque and MUCH higher temp ratings but they don't have the nice initial bite of the oem. It's a pretty big difference.
I agree OEM is great for street, sucky for track. But 100% disagree on the minimal dust portion... BMW always seems to have some of the dustiest pads for OEM.

I think I might need to give the StopTechs a chance for street driving (now gotta find some rotors... OEM?)
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Follow up: When you replace your pads do you always replace the sensor wires?
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Follow up: When you replace your pads do you always replace the sensor wires?
Only if they're worn. Sometimes, on aged cars, removing them can break them, or so I've heard, but not personally experienced them break.
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Stop Techs, shop Ebay. Sensor wires are a PITA. Mine were brittle and broke so I spliced them together and zip tied it out of the way.
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Are rotor changes mandatory when you change pads? That's what local shop says.
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Are rotor changes mandatory when you change pads? That's what local shop says.
No, only if they are worn past spec., cracked or otherwise damaged.
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There is no such thing as street/track brake pads
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There is no such thing as street/track brake pads
sure there are just use track pads on the street.
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There is no such thing as street/track brake pads
Huh? I would consider OEM to be street pads while PF01s to be track pads....
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Huh? I would consider OEM to be street pads while PF01s to be track pads....
he means dual purpose. good for both.
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So no one has experience with the Cool Carbons for street/track use?
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sure there are just use track pads on the street.
You're right
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