What brake rotors and pads did you go with?

What Rotors and Pads do you have? (Select Two Options)

  • R1 Concepts Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.4%
  • StopTech / Centric Rotors

    Votes: 25 27.8%
  • OEM Rotors

    Votes: 14 15.6%
  • ECS Rotors

    Votes: 14 15.6%
  • Akibono Pads

    Votes: 14 15.6%
  • Brembo Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.4%
  • Hawks Pads

    Votes: 19 21.1%
  • EBC Pads

    Votes: 8 8.9%
  • Pagid Pads

    Votes: 3 3.3%
  • Bosch Pads

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OEM Pads

    Votes: 8 8.9%
  • Z4 35is Rotors

    Votes: 7 7.8%
  • Ferodo Pads

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Zimmerman Rotors

    Votes: 15 16.7%
  • CoolCarbon Pads

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Meyle Ceramic Pads

    Votes: 2 2.2%

  • Total voters
    90

doublespaces

General of the Army
Oct 18, 2016
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For those of you who have changed your rotors/pads, what did you choose/recommend? I have some slotted Centric rotors with Hawks pads but have been thinking about picking up a set of those black R1 Concepts rotors with Akibono pads instead.

If you have something not listed here tell me and I'll add it.
 
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Bmac

Specialist
Nov 8, 2016
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I have Cool Carbon pads and when I change rotors I'm thinking of going with RacingBrake because they're light and I think they may cool down faster than most other designs, but their prices have gone up to the point where a BBK might make more sense. I would add Z4 35is rotors to the list as they're a good option for people looking for a reasonably priced and high quality 2-piece front rotor.
 

zero2sixtyZ

Specialist
Nov 6, 2016
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Boston, MA
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E92 335i
Stoptech slotted rotors, Hawk HPS 5.0 pads. Great instant bite and consistency, slightly less than OEM dust. Rotors were a great deal from Turner Motorsport, and the pads were going for good prices on Amazon.
 

TJ Jrackers

Private
Dec 9, 2016
31
15
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Pagid RS29, amazing pad but very expensive and quite a bit of dust. Were good for daily driving and didn't glaze up too bad or squeal when DD'ing, very impressive seeing as they are a full on race pad.

Edit: As N54islyfe said, DS2500's are a great pad for aggressive street/ mild track use, a lot cheaper than RS29's too
 

AzNdevil

Sergeant
Nov 4, 2016
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179
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Hong Kong
front... ap 5000r calipers with project mu 999 pads and ap j-hook rotors
rear... stock calipers... pfc 08 pads and zimmerman rotors
 

Danksies

Corporal
Nov 2, 2016
180
55
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30
NoVA
I got the CoolCarbon brake pads along with Stoptech/Centric rotors. I'll probably be switching pads once they go out. CoolCarbon touted that they had less brake dust than OEM but I honestly think the amount might be worse with the CCarbons. I'm happy with the Centric rotors for the price, but if I paid the StopTech prices, I'd be pissed. But then again it could be the shitty CCarbons. I'll find out once I replace these pads and resurface my rotors
 

Torgus

Major
Nov 6, 2016
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ACF 6466 E92 + METH
Stoptech rotors, stop tech street/track pads, stoptech brake lines, stoptech calipers.
 
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Jeffman

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Jan 7, 2017
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I have Cool Carbon pads and when I change rotors I'm thinking of going with RacingBrake because they're light and I think they may cool down faster than most other designs, but their prices have gone up to the point where a BBK might make more sense. I would add Z4 35is rotors to the list as they're a good option for people looking for a reasonably priced and high quality 2-piece front rotor.
UPDATE: Installed ECS two-piece drilled and slotted for their lighter weight over stock, 2 lbs lighter than Z4 35is front rotors. New brake pads: Cool Carbon (S/TPlus on front)
 
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Blaster3500

Sergeant
Nov 5, 2016
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SC
I have akebono and slotted rotors. If I did it again I would go with a quality blank rotor and akebono pads. The pads have less bite compared to stock pads but nothing I even notice now. Plenty of stopping power and next to no dust.