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Break Pad/Rotor replacment advice

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Old 04-10-2018, 12:22 PM
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Break Pad/Rotor replacment advice

What are you all using as replacement pads? Ceramic? Semi-metallic? Brands? EBC? Power Stop?
 
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:03 PM
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Hi,


I have both EBC and Hawk brake pads. I use the Hawk HPS pads on my personal Mini. I have always heard great things about EBC pads too.


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Old 04-10-2018, 01:06 PM
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I am running slotted StopTech rotors with EBC Reds, I think they are rather fantastic, can be a bit slow to bite if the temperature is lower.
 
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I use Akebono Ceramic pads and Centric rotors on my daily driver. Good stopping power, they wear well, and a fairly economical set up.
 
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:44 PM
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No track driving but challenge the twisties whenever possible. EBC Red Stuff and OEM style discs, got 'em from Way.
 
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:19 PM
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I was also looking into upgrading my pads. New to the mini scene so i'm glad i found this thread.
 
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I also use EBC red stuff pads and OEM rotors. I change both at the same time.

The EBC Pads leave very little dust, they are a great improvement over OEM pads.
 
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We use the EBC reds as we have had great luck with them. Low dust, good feel, no noise.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/ebc-re...r50-53-52.html

and our WMW rotors
https://www.waymotorworks.com/wmw-br...0-r53-r52.html

or our package with both front and rear
https://www.waymotorworks.com/wmwred...ackageR53.html
 
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Thanks everyone for the great responses and links! I was looking at EBC Green and RK rotors for $155.00 from Auto Parts Warehouse, Any opinion on Green Stuff??

I can also get Brembo Ceramic pads and Brembo UV coated High Carbon rotors for 135$
 

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Thanks everyone for the great responses and links! I was looking at EBC Green and RK rotors for $155.00 from Auto Parts Warehouse, Any opinion on Green Stuff??
Not been happy with the greens as they are pretty soft. They still work, but don't have as good pedal feel and don't handle the heat if you do push them.

And for rotors you get what you pay for I always avoid cheap rotors as they rust and warp very easy.
You have a performance car get good parts and keep it that way.
 
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Just ordered a new set of WMW rotors from Way a few minutes ago. (These are to replace a worn set of Ate PremiumOne rotors I put on a few years back. Apparently these are no longer being made.) I still have some meat left on my Carbotech Bobcat pads….
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:59 AM
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Breaks from AutoParts wearhouse

I was looking at these breaks for my Countryman https://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s.../P15K6663.html
any thoughts? I’m new to modding and and my breaks are getting low so I thought I’d get a performance upgrade
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:09 AM
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O'reilly has most Gen 1 parts, not in stock but you can order online. I got all new rotors and ceramic pads for my R53 JCW from them. Delivered to my door in two days with no shipping charge. Got a 10% discount with a coupon code published on their website and they sent me a $20 gift certificate a couple of weeks later. Total cost for rotors and pads was about $300 before the discounts.
 
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