Either the guys i've spoken to are a bit useless, or not many people know that the E34 M5 came with a 4 piston caliper
CA Automotive were very helpful, but they said they didn't know anybody who made an aftermarket pad for the big brakes
, however my Rogue Engineering transmission mounts will be here Thursday
. I very nearly got offered a deal on the Rogue quickshift kit, but again it won't fit the 6-speed box.
Demon Tweeks were not quite as helpful, seemed to want me off the phone rather quickly, but i think that might have been down the fact is was nearly 5pm and they wanted home. I'll try them again today and see what they can suggest. They didn't list the M5 as having Ferodo pads available, so it's rather narrowing my options. Might just go for the EBC Red stuff and see what they are like.
Quick question relating to that. Is it worth skimming the discs before putting the new pads in?
Mark, I was going to suggest mintex per ecm4's recommendation - https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55597
but whilst reading his post's I found that more recent threads suggest, as Richard does, ebc reds or yellow's.
If you're going to try Demon Tweeks, it might be worth asking if carbone industrie produce a pad for the 4 pot calipers - they produce a sintered metal pad for fast road and track, which sounded quite interesting in their catalogue.
btw, more than happy to price up any o.e. stuff you are looking for.
If it's ok i'll drop you a mail near the end of the week, i'm building up a bit of a parts list at the moment, and i need to speak to the garage when i pick the car up later this week about a couple of things. Might be a bit of a long list though!