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      11-20-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Brake pads replacement locally or from U.S.

I think my front brake pads are due for replacement in 2700km, and I think it is a good time to replace with aftermarket ones for better braking, less dust, and most importantly more quiet.

Do you guys source your pads locally or order from U.S. ? I'm looking at the EBC greenstuff/redstuff from ECS and Stoptech from modsbargain. Any recommendations for local shops or from U.S.?
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Cool Carbons, I have them on special for $229 + $15 delivery to WA

http://www.bmrautowerkes.com.au/prod...pads-bmw-135i/

Great review here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258143
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      11-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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Cool Carbons, I have them on special for $229 + $15 delivery to WA

http://www.bmrautowerkes.com.au/prod...pads-bmw-135i/

Great review here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258143
Thanks for your info. But seems like the price is much higher than Stoptech or greenstuff....
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      11-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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I bought my DS2500s from Vsport. They are located in Sydney but freight wasn't too much.
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      11-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Cool Carbons, I have them on special for $229 + $15 delivery to WA

http://www.bmrautowerkes.com.au/prod...pads-bmw-135i/

Great review here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258143
This. I bought Cool Carbons a while ago... Just haven't installed them yet.
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      11-20-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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I bought my DS2500s from Vsport. They are located in Sydney but freight wasn't too much.
same, 275 to perth.

You had an issues with squealing? everyone goes to me "whoah, those things are bad for squealing!!!". Never had an issue and I have the same pads on my GTR!
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      11-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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Ferodos are good, but there's no hole to put the brake sensor. Not an issue for most people unless you need a blueslip/pinkslip/rego inspection where it needs to be plugged in to be roadworthy.
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cut the wire high up (and join it so the sensor light doesn't go off) and hide it
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same, 275 to perth.

You had an issues with squealing? everyone goes to me "whoah, those things are bad for squealing!!!". Never had an issue and I have the same pads on my GTR!
Yeah mine squealed bad (especially rears) but I don't think I bed them in properly. It was gone after a track outing. It starts to come back if I don't use them hard enough so need to make sure to do regular track sessions or hills runs
The rears still clunk when first using them or going from forward to reverse.
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Yeah mine squealed bad (especially rears) but I don't think I bed them in properly. It was gone after a track outing. It starts to come back if I don't use them hard enough so need to make sure to do regular track sessions or hills runs
The rears still clunk when first using them or going from forward to reverse.
Maybe I break way too hard.
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Fwiw fark ya pads go see Pete and get some Nashins ftw
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cut the wire high up (and join it so the sensor light doesn't go off) and hide it
which is what most people do, but for some states to pass roadworthy it needs to be connected as it's a factory feature or something along those lines.
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      11-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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BTW, can we use the pads from the States? Are Australian and U.S. using the same spec? As one of the brake shop in the States asked me to confirm they are the same....
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