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      09-26-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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Best pads for my car

I have a 2013 335 M Sport RWD without the blue brakes. I wanted to get better performing pads to match my driving style without having to shell out serious coin. I have a quote from Turner Motorsports that should work but they are oem pads I believe from a different kit if that makes sense. I know some people in here run hawk, pagid, etc on their cars and need opinions. This is the turner product list.
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Looking for the same answer

I have a 2012 335i with

un finished (grey) brake brembo caliper


and also looking for some better front brake pads that are a bit more aggressive


I have just regular pads from r1 concept

I have there rotors aswell they are slotted

I just need a better pad I believe
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      09-28-2017, 12:17 AM   #3
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EBC has pads for the standard 335i brakes (grey calipers)

Red Stuff:
https://www.shopebcbrakes.com/EBC-Re...es/p99668?sku=

Yellow Stuff
https://www.shopebcbrakes.com/EBC-Ye...es/p99672?sku=


Remember our front pads are the same as Msport & M3 brakes. The rear pads is whats killing us. A few people have posted that E90 335i rear pads fit, and from countless images they look like it would.
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      09-28-2017, 11:48 AM   #4
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These are next on my list, while maybe not a street/track pad, they perform well and have minimal dust.

EUR918 - Front https://www.carid.com/akebono/euro-u...pn-eur918.html
EUR1610 - Rear https://www.carid.com/akebono/euro-u...n-eur1610.html
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I've had the EBC Red Stuff on other cars. Good performance for street, but maybe not a track pad. If you are hauling ass on the freeway, they will slow you down quick, but they may fade with repeated aggressive stops and track driving. They do dust less and are quiet when cold so those are big positives for a street car.

EBC does make a rear set for the single piston calipers. DP32131C is the part number.
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Update on my situation. I figured that I may as well do rotors for better cooling and lines while I?m there so this is the updated items. It?s so expensive so I may need to think for a little. I know stop tech has a package with pads and rotors i just want to make sure I have that same oem brake feel with the added stopping power.

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/Car...salesrep=ishea
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The only way youre gonna get better cooling is either improved duct work, or bigger (thicker) rotors.

Fancy slots and drills wont do much unless you use it in a severe duty track environment.
They are purely for the cool points. Plus they eat up pads faster.

Best bet is a blank rotor from BMW, Zimmerman, Brembo, R1 etc....and a set of pads that match your need.

EBC yellows are entry level track pads, but they dust like OEM. They are comparable to HP+'s minus the cold bite of the hawks, which also dust like a Mofo. Unfortunately I do not think there is a HP+ pad for us gray caliper peeps yet.

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EBC does make a rear set for the single piston calipers. DP32131C is the part number.
I know, it was in my link lol. Theres yellows too
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I have a 2013 335 M Sport RWD without the blue brakes. I wanted to get better performing pads to match my driving style without having to shell out serious coin. I have a quote from Turner Motorsports that should work but they are oem pads I believe from a different kit if that makes sense. I know some people in here run hawk, pagid, etc on their cars and need opinions. This is the turner product list.
I just did my rear brakes went with OEM. I I took my rotors off in the front and brought them o'reilly to have them turned. This made a huge difference in the steering wheel shake when braking.
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I have a 2013 335 M Sport RWD without the blue brakes. I wanted to get better performing pads to match my driving style without having to shell out serious coin. I have a quote from Turner Motorsports that should work but they are oem pads I believe from a different kit if that makes sense. I know some people in here run hawk, pagid, etc on their cars and need opinions. This is the turner product list.
If i'm not mistaken your rear calipers are floating Bosch calipers and will not accept what you're about to order for M Sport brakes, which are 2 piston fixed calipers (blue or aftermarket yellow/orange/red)
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I have a 2013 335 M Sport RWD without the blue brakes. I wanted to get better performing pads to match my driving style without having to shell out serious coin. I have a quote from Turner Motorsports that should work but they are oem pads I believe from a different kit if that makes sense. I know some people in here run hawk, pagid, etc on their cars and need opinions. This is the turner product list.
If i'm not mistaken your rear calipers are floating Bosch calipers and will not accept what you're about to order for M Sport brakes, which are 2 piston fixed calipers (blue or aftermarket yellow/orange/red)
I talked to the Turner guy about that but he told me those calipers would take those pads
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All the pads shown in the pictures of your cart are correct.
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Sorry to jack the thread, but on a related note I recently converted to the blue M brakes all around, and while they seem to function perfectly fine, I can hear what sounds like the pads rubbing on the rotors while driving.

When I took the wheel off and rotated the disc manually, I could hear the rubbing until I pulled the pads back and compressed the piston. Is there some adjustment I'm missing or is this a function of having rotors with dimples/slots on this car?

I did a BBK swap on my Volvo S60 years ago and don't recall this being an issue.
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Sorry to jack the thread, but on a related note I recently converted to the blue M brakes all around, and while they seem to function perfectly fine, I can hear what sounds like the pads rubbing on the rotors while driving.

When I took the wheel off and rotated the disc manually, I could hear the rubbing until I pulled the pads back and compressed the piston. Is there some adjustment I'm missing or is this a function of having rotors with dimples/slots on this car?

I did a BBK swap on my Volvo S60 years ago and don't recall this being an issue.
How did you upgrade to the blue pads? Is there a link you got for the calipers? I was thinking of doing M Performance takes but they are so expensive and actually on a nationwide freeze until 10/10
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I got a lightly used kit from a member on the forums here awhile back that included calipers, two sets of pads, new rotors, and ECS braided lines for all four corners. I've ordered new pad springs and guide bolts just to see if that helps.


EDIT: It was actually the ones in this thread: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1352442
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+1 on the EBC red stuff, they bite pretty good for street use, and NO DUST. I had them on my mk7
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+1 on the EBC red stuff, they bite pretty good for street use, and NO DUST. I had them on my mk7
they seem only rated up to 250hp

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I read on the turner motorsport page that M sport pads offer better feel and bite than M performance. Is that true of the discs? Better to go the M sport non dimpled and grooved over the M performance?
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My brakes were pulsating and I had them replaced for free now thy feel great.
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The only way youre gonna get better cooling is either improved duct work, or bigger (thicker) rotors.

Fancy slots and drills wont do much unless you use it in a severe duty track environment.
They are purely for the cool points. Plus they eat up pads faster.

Best bet is a blank rotor from BMW, Zimmerman, Brembo, R1 etc....and a set of pads that match your need.
This. Also, before swapping your rotors, use a vernier caliper to measure the wear. Usually rotors outlast a set of pads (assuming they're not warped or worn irregularly). If there's still plenty of material left, consider having the rotors turned. Otherwise, stick with blanks as Tchao suggested.

Upgraded brake lines outside of a track environment is a waste of money; stainless steel braided lines are also more prone to damage (dirt and debris find their way in between braids and damage the line).
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I have a 2013 335 M Sport RWD without the blue brakes. I wanted to get better performing pads to match my driving style without having to shell out serious coin. I have a quote from Turner Motorsports that should work but they are oem pads I believe from a different kit if that makes sense. I know some people in here run hawk, pagid, etc on their cars and need opinions. This is the turner product list.
Grab stoptechs, they're probably the best pads I've used so far. minimal dust and great bite.

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This. Also, before swapping your rotors, use a vernier caliper to measure the wear. Usually rotors outlast a set of pads (assuming they're not warped or worn irregularly). If there's still plenty of material left, consider having the rotors turned. Otherwise, stick with blanks as Tchao suggested.

Upgraded brake lines outside of a track environment is a waste of money; stainless steel braided lines are also more prone to damage (dirt and debris find their way in between braids and damage the line).
Wrong again, most if not all stainless steel braided lines are coated to prevent that. Stoptech's lines are lines are coated with a clear abrasion resistant PVC cover.
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Wrong again, most if not all stainless steel braided lines are coated to prevent that. Stoptech's lines are lines are coated with a clear abrasion resistant PVC cover.
Abrasion "resistant"... key wording. Should I just tag you in all of my posts so you could follow me around and scrutinize every technicality?

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Wrong again, most if not all stainless steel braided lines are coated to prevent that. Stoptech's lines are lines are coated with a clear abrasion resistant PVC cover.
Abrasion "resistant"... key wording. Should I just tag you in all of my posts so you could follow me around and scrutinize every technicality?
To be fair resistant is a strong word. For example, Rolex does not say on the Submariner that it?s water proffer to 300M they say water resistant to 300m.
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