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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Aug-12-2013, 04:36:28 PM   #1
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Default Brake work

Need new discs/pads.

They're selling me Textar Discs and Aquiboro Pads at the local shop, never heard of aquiboro at all and textar all I know is their pads... anyone know if these are any good?

If not... what would yall recommend for swapping out discs/pads on a daily driver?
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OEM and hawk.
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Old Mon, Aug-12-2013, 05:07:56 PM   #3
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OEM and OEM - unless you have special needs.


And don't get sucked in by "dual use" and "dustless" pads.
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"Akebono" pads, I've seen their dustless ceramic based ones, they lack a little in bite IMO, but I know nothing else about them. The Textar discs are made in China, but are nicely made considering that. I've used them several times without issue, have a set on the back of my e36 race car, so far they've held up very well. They're pretty cheap on the wholesale market, hope you aren't paying list for them! I personally favor the Zimmerman brand for discs, probably not OE on BMW, but OE supplier for a lot of the Porsche stuff. Despite the dust, I still go with an OE compound on the pads. Jurid might be the OE supplier, I like Pagid...
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OEM and OEM - unless you have special needs.


And don't get sucked in by "dual use" and "dustless" pads.

This/\. Your whole system is designed around OEM parts. If you are street driven then keep it OE.
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OEM and OEM - unless you have special needs.


And don't get sucked in by "dual use" and "dustless" pads.
I couldn't agree more. I've dabbled with aftermarket stuff over the years and I've decided stock is the best for normal usage, which to me includes 2 or 3 track days per year.
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Old Mon, Aug-12-2013, 10:14:44 PM   #7
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So there is no good "dustless" pad? I love OEM but hate having to clean my wheels everyday... Have OEM pads right now btw
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Default Re: Brake work

kinda off topic, but does anyone know how i can stop my brake squeal?

ive tried applying anti-squeal compound / goo / lube / synthetic lube and the squeal comes back within a few days. its driving me nuts. i apply to the back of the pads / caliper pins / and anything thats metal - metal contact.

OEM pads / OEM discs
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So there is no good "dustless" pad? I love OEM but hate having to clean my wheels everyday... Have OEM pads right now btw

You give up braking efficiency for looks. Don't do that. Braking matters.
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Change to a set of pads that don't squeal.

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kinda off topic, but does anyone know how i can stop my brake squeal?

ive tried applying anti-squeal compound / goo / lube / synthetic lube and the squeal comes back within a few days. its driving me nuts. i apply to the back of the pads / caliper pins / and anything thats metal - metal contact.

OEM pads / OEM discs
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