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Old 07-16-2017, 04:07 PM
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Brake pad recommedation for 4.8iS please

I have the 4.8iS brakes on my X5 (see signature!) they are absolutely amazing! they stop like boat anchors!!! driving over the rocky mountains, down the long switch back corners with downhill stretches upwards of 20 km at a time! with ZERO brake fade!!! I love these brakes, best upgrade I ever did!!! BUT, there is always a But!! they leave an unbelievable amount of dust on my rims!!! I am running the stock pads for the 4.8iS (textar I believe)
I am wondering if there are any of the 4.6iS/4.8iS brotherhood out there that could recommend a pad that doesn't dust as bad as the stockers!?
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:06 AM
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Looking forward to a response to this. I've never owned a BMW that produces this much brake dust. My rims are black within days of a nice wash. There's a got to be a good compromise out there.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:41 AM
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Stock pads on these bigger brakes are Jurids.

Just put on a set of Textars and they seem to be good with dust so far. They feel just like OE.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:42 AM
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I'm in the same boat as you. Crazy amount of brake dust on fronts.
I was looking into this guy.
CENTRIC 10609200 Posi-Quiet Extended Wear w/Shims and hardware
from rockauto.com
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:43 AM
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There are approx 27 posts on this topic. Not much has changes since 2015-2017 when it was a hot topic.

Pads/Rotor recommendations:
Source: www.RockAuto.com
CENTRIC High Carbon Alloy Brake Disc
Reasons: Fit, finish (come with a black center that does not wear off) and great wear
Pads: POWER STOP Z17 Evolution Plus; Evolution Plus Pads w/ Hardware

Reason: No dust, no noise, good modulation when warm, cold stopping power like OE, and easy on your rotors.

If you push hard all day, then go with Cool Carbon as it will live in that environment.

For cheap they even have under $10 pads. Now if you value your life you might want to think twice before buying, but then.............

There are multiple options and happy users. Want cold bite? Stay with OE or OE like pads as that is what carbon dust does for you.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:55 AM
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I just bought POWER STOP Z23. I called customer service and I don't believe they make the Z17 anymore. The Z23 is for DD. Got them off of Amazon. Can't wait to installed them. The current brake dust situation is intolerable - particularly after one drive following a nice wash.
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Debating the same thing myself, front brakes are coming up.

I'm comparing Centric Stoptech slotted rotors for the fronts
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...=1434388&jsn=1

against the Sparta GP-1 rotors for similar money,
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-sparta-e.../sr221.1b21kt/

Also deciding on pads. Looking on ECS there are a few more options than RockAuto, leaning towards the EBC pads, have used Redstuff in the past on cars, but no experience with Greenstuff, which is probably what would work best for the heavy e53. Stoptech also has their sport pads as well, so many options! On Rockauto, I'd prefer the Bosch Euroline,

I've actually had terrible experiences with Powerstop in the past, on two cars with full sets of rotor/pad combos that warped within 10k miles. Maybe they've improved quality now but I'm a bit apprehensive about that brand now.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:39 PM
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Details from http://www.centricparts.com/

Part Description Flavor Notes Notes Position Click Part No. to see all flavors Fn Per Car Qty Pic
Brake Disc Hardware Kits Disc Brake Hardware 3.0i; Solid Rear Disc Front
117.34014

Brake Disc Hardware Kits Disc Brake Hardware 4.4i; Vented Rear Disc Front
117.34014

Brake Disc Hardware Kits Disc Brake Hardware 4.8is Front
117.34021

Brake Disc Hardware Kits Disc Brake Hardware Rear
117.34013

Brake Electronic Brake Pad Wear Sensors Brake Pad Sensor Wires Front
116.34017

Brake Electronic Brake Pad Wear Sensors Brake Pad Sensor Wires Rear
116.34016

Brake Pads Posi-Quiet Metallic w/ Shims and Hardware 3.0i; Solid Rear Disc Front
104.06810

Brake Pads Posi-Quiet Metallic w/ Shims and Hardware 4.4i; Vented Rear Disc Front
104.06810

Brake Pads Posi-Quiet Metallic w/ Shims and Hardware 4.8is Front
104.09200

Brake Pads Posi-Quiet Metallic w/ Shims and Hardware Rear
104.06830

Parking Brake Hardware Kit Drum Brake Hardware Rear PB
118.34005
Parking Brake Shoes Centric Premium Brake Shoe Rear PB
111.08900
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2002 M5 TiSilver
2003 525iT
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2004 325XiT Sport
1973 De Tomaso Pantera, L Model
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp Alpine White
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1971 Dart Sport, “Dart Light” package
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:44 PM
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Technology move forward once again

Replaces Z16/Z17
Z23 Evolution Sport
CARBON FIBER INFUSED CERAMIC BRAKE PADS
Z23 Carbon-Fiber Ceramic formula offers excellent braking performance.
Dust-free braking performance.
Premium rubberized shims provide virtually noise-free braking.
Includes ceramic brake lubricant, pin bushings and premium stainless steel hardware kit.
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The Blue ones are always FASTER....

Current Garage:
2005 X5 4.8is
2002 M5 TiSilver
2003 525iT
1998 528i
Former Garage Stable Highlights
2004 325XiT Sport
1973 De Tomaso Pantera, L Model
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp Alpine White
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 4 sp GoManGo Green
1971 Dart Sport, “Dart Light” package
1969 Road Runner 383
1968 Ply Barracuda 340S FB Sea-foam Green
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:16 PM
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I hope they did as I will be pissed otherwise.

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Debating the same thing myself, front brakes are coming up.

I'm comparing Centric Stoptech slotted rotors for the fronts
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...=1434388&jsn=1

against the Sparta GP-1 rotors for similar money,
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-sparta-e.../sr221.1b21kt/

Also deciding on pads. Looking on ECS there are a few more options than RockAuto, leaning towards the EBC pads, have used Redstuff in the past on cars, but no experience with Greenstuff, which is probably what would work best for the heavy e53. Stoptech also has their sport pads as well, so many options! On Rockauto, I'd prefer the Bosch Euroline,

I've actually had terrible experiences with Powerstop in the past, on two cars with full sets of rotor/pad combos that warped within 10k miles. Maybe they've improved quality now but I'm a bit apprehensive about that brand now.
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