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Re: brake pad questions (more) (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on February 08, 2000 at 10:52:46:

In Reply to: Re: brake pad questions (more) posted by Craig on February 07, 2000 at 18:06:55:

: : : I am going to replace all of my brake pads soon. i am trying to decide if i should go with the EBC greenstuff(69 front & 49 rear) , Metalmasters, or Repco deluxe. This is fo my 95 M3. i don't autocross, this is mainly for street driving and the occasional drag race. I want something that is low on dust and easy on the rotors. thanks

: : Repcos are cheap, clean pads....But, they have a pretty strong down side. The MMs can be deadly when cold, and for the first couple of stops of the day. Also they definitely are NOT easy on the rotors. Also, they are notoriously noisy, and the rears often squeal like stuck pigs, and no amount of silicon grease will shut 'em up. Besides, there are much better pads out there...On my '99 M3, I'm currently using stock on the rears, but a pad called Rotex semi metallics on thefront..These are much better pads, function hot or cold, are almost as clean as the MMs, and are much more rotor friendly. Rotex and Frictiontech are subsidiaries of Raybestos in Canada, and can be bought from Brake Warehouse.

: I have Rotex Pads on my '97 ///M3 and I agree that they are excellent. Superb stopping power, cold or hot, and much better feel than stock - they aren't so "grabby" like the stock pads. Also, very low dust and no noise. I haven't used them at the track yet, but I have some real good roads around my house and they work great there.

: Got mine from Brake Warehouse and they were competitively priced. Good Luck.

: Craig
: '97 ///M3 Lux. Coupe 5 Spd.
: Techno-Violet/Mulberry
: (#1 at Dealer for E46 ///M3)

Hey craig, you're the first guy I've talked to who also used Rotex! I used to use Frictiontech, but the proprietor at Brake Warehouse said Rotex is a sister company, uses a very similar compound, but are a little better made, with things like dust grooves, etc. I love 'em...I put them just on the fronts, but am considering putting 'em on the rear in the spring, when I have the wheels off switching over to summer rubber again. They stop just as good as stock, but dont have the graphite, so are much cleaner...There's no fade on the street, no matter how hard I push them. They dont seem to wear the rotors. And, they're quiet....HOw do you like them on the rear, ie, did they produce any squeal back there? I find rears to be the most prone to squeal, if there is any...More M3 owners should try this pad...Its way better than either Repco Deluxe or Metalmaster. thanks.

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