Do you have a link to the front big brake kit you purchased?I also track my M5. After my first track day with it, I realised the standard brakes fade badly, so I upgraded to the EBC yellow pads and bled the brake system with Castrol SRF Racing fluid. They improved, but I still experienced some fade when driven hard. In the end, I upgraded to PB 380mm front discs and 8-pot calipers. Just this month, I stood on these all day at the Nurburgring without any issue, braking is fantastic now.
I guess the requirement for an aftermarket brake kit all depends on how hard you drive the car. Personally, I want the brakes to last all day without worrying about performance issues, especially on track, so that's why I ended up changing them out. The stock brakes do work well, but not for sustained track use.
Ah I see. Do they sell Pagid pads in your area? I've heard those are good track pads also. Apparently they were developed for the E60 M5 ring taxi when it was in use on there. I remember a board member here who used them and had good reviews. Said it was pricey, but a great pad.Main reason i am looks for pads locally is because I only have 3 weeks before my trip to the Nurburgring.
I wouldn't use ebc red stuff pads as there to soft for my driving style, it would only be ebc yellow stuff or the new blue stuff.
I don't really rate Ebc pads to highly but there easy to get, cheap & just about do the job hence I'm looking around for other makes that I can get hold of in time.
No I meant those in the link. Here is the board member who I was talking about that ran them.Yes I can get pagid RS19's are these any good or do you mean a different number?