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Old 04-03-2015, 09:10 AM   #21
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They got a deal right now if you order more than $250 you get a free t-shirt. Should be able to call or email them and grab it!

The email JUST came out yesterday for this promo....here's the link

http://store.bimmerworld.com/bimmerw...irt-p2343.aspx
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #22
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Bringing this E36 brake thread back from the dead... Cheap as I am, I can't bring myself to buy eBay brakes from PowerSport or BrakeMotive. Went onto RockAuto and priced a cheap but I think reasonable package for aggressive street driving (no real track time, aside from an occasional autoX):

Rotors:
RAYBESTOS Part # 96387R {#1096387} 5 Bolt Holes Professional Grade - Rear
RAYBESTOS Part # 96780R {#1096780} 5 Bolt Holes Professional Grade - Front
Pads:
CENTRIC Part # 30105580 Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims - Front
CENTRIC Part # 30106920 Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims - Rear

I like that the rotors are coated on the hat, to hopefully hide rust down the road. Also, with shipping and no 5% discount (which I usually get emailed) it's $144.44 shipped, which is as cheap of a package as I can get.

Anyone have experience with Centric ceramics or Raybestos rotors?
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #23
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Never tried centric pads. I do like Centric rotors. The majority of them use their black e-coat as well.


My mom just sent me a discount code my dad got in the mail from them.

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:13 AM   #24
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Never tried centric pads. I do like Centric rotors. The majority of them use their black e-coat as well.


My mom just sent me a discount code my dad got in the mail from them.

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I'm also about to get some Centric Rotors. Check amazon - with free shipping it comes out to $120 about $10 cheaper than rockauto (not using any coupons). Jurid is about $110 from autohausaz, and for $120 bimmerworld gives you OE blanks.

I figured Centric is the best option.
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Got all the brakes on: stock blanks, pfc Z-rated pads, 'new' master cylinder, and fluid flushed with Super Blue.

The pedal feels good but the braking feels off. I wanna contribute it all to needing to 'get some heat' into the pads, but I've never dealt with it. Anyone care to elaborate how that should feel? Compare it to a situation involving freezer pizzas if you must.
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Got all the brakes on: stock blanks, pfc Z-rated pads, 'new' master cylinder, and fluid flushed with Super Blue.

The pedal feels good but the braking feels off. I wanna contribute it all to needing to 'get some heat' into the pads, but I've never dealt with it. Anyone care to elaborate how that should feel? Compare it to a situation involving freezer pizzas if you must.
Do a bed in of the pads - get the car to 15 mph and slam on the brakes (do not lock them up), then repeat to 25 mph and then 35 mph. At 35 mph you should start to smell the brakes a bit and drive to cool them down. All about getting a fine layer of pad material on the entire rotor.
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Do a bed in of the pads - get the car to 15 mph and slam on the brakes (do not lock them up), then repeat to 25 mph and then 35 mph. At 35 mph you should start to smell the brakes a bit and drive to cool them down. All about getting a fine layer of pad material on the entire rotor.
Yeah I bedded them in, I did the front axle first, then installed the pads/rotors on the rear axle and repeated.

What gets me is I can't differentiate a squishy brake pedal from cold pads
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I have never heard of bedding them in by axle - seems to be a lot more work for no extra benefit.

Not sure I can say anything about the pedal feel - to be it has a typical power brake feel (which I dislike - I greatly prefer the manual brakes I had in my Civic hb). I find the brake and accelerator both have a dead zone where nothing happens. I may notice that more - especially with the brakes - since I generally don't mash the brake in daily driving (I am very easy on the pads).

I found the pads to be pretty forgiving as I hit the brakes progressively harder. I added brake ducting which seems to really prevent brake fade for me (though maybe I just don;t drive fast enough at HPDEs ).
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I have never heard of bedding them in by axle - seems to be a lot more work for no extra benefit.
It was due to a time constraint issue, I had to get it prepped for an autox and didn't have time to do rears so they just happened at a later date. Bit of a moot point on my end.


When I first depress the pedal I can feel the brakes, just not very sharply (like my e46 or e90). But the feel is generally linear as I increase pressure. Once I flog the brakes they do feel a lot stronger but that initial bite still just isn't there.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:40 AM   #30
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PFC pads don't need to be bedded.

It'll feel better after the first 2 or 3 hundred miles of use
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I have never heard of some pads needing bedding while others don't. Since it is a matter of getting a thin layer of pad material on the rotor so you have 2 surfaces with the same material - it should not matter what pad it is for bedding. I know the folks who taught me use the same pads - he beds all of his pads.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:01 AM   #32
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I wish CSL brakes were that cheap. Don't buy an e86 m coupe if you don't like spending big money on brake parts. Or exhaust parts, or engine parts. Actually, just don't buy one if you don't want to spend lots of money on it.
There was this time i thought it would be a good idea to buy a zcp E46....

Now I'm on the hunt for some good pads that won't bankrupt me
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It'll feel better after the first 2 or 3 hundred miles of use
I've been driving it to work and back, I'll report back later next week
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With heat in them they feel amazing. I'm chocking it up to just driving on cold pads. Time for a track day!
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:04 PM   #35
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$400 for pads and rotors?!... i hate you
also track day bro? track day? TRACK DAY
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