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post #1 of 29 Old 19th August 2018, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Brake Pad Recommendations?

Hi,
Probably been discussed to death, but I need to redo my car's brakes.

I had StopTech Street Perf pads last time I did them, which people liked at the time, but a search suggests they've fallen out of favor. Hard to tell what people like these days.

I'm looking for something for daily driving, low dust, and not too expensive since I rarely ever drive. Main motivation is I have to rebuild my front passenger side caliper which is sticking. Just going to do everything all at once and have the Centric Rotors already ordered up.

Thanks and appreciate the inputs.

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If low dust daily driving is your main priority, I'd recommend the Akebono ceramic pads. You lose some brake feel but the almost-zero brake dust is really nice.

If you value good brake feel but still want less dust than OEM, I'd recommend the Hawk HPS.

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I like the Centric Posi-Quiet semi-metallic pads and Centric High-Carbon Premium rotors combination.

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If you value good brake feel but still want less dust than OEM, I'd recommend the Hawk HPS.
Speaking from experience, the Hawk HPS pads have great initial bite and perform well, but once they get hot they squeal like a school bus. It was embarrassing how loud they got.

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I had a friend say textars. Can't identify any websites that you can actually order them from. Also see they have a low dust 'epad' vatiant.

Any advice on these or know where to actually order them from?
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I run the Powerstop Evolution pads. They are awesome. Excellent bite (even cold), no noise and they don't dust very much at all. Maybe 10% more than the Akebono's which I've run previously. From Rockauto I think the part number is Z23681 and run about $50

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Carbotech 1521s
Another excellent choice.

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Stock BMW is great, if you have stock calipers.

And free forever, after the first set, if you buy them from FCP.
I like the OE pads as well.

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