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HPDE Brake Pads

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by wretched, May 18, 2011.

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    wretched

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    I have a 2006 E90 (NO TURBOS) that I can not find pads for! I guess having a single model NA car vendors are not interested in them? I have managed to find some Hawk HP Plus but I really wanted Pagid. I think I could live with EBC but have no idea which ones I want. So my issue:

    Hawk easy to find but noisy and eats rotors
    EBC I have no experience with and not as easy to find
    Pagid I can not find but was looking for blues or orange

    Any track rats around here have a suggestion? Is there any other model that might cross part numbers with my car? I am at a lose trying to find these pads!

    Thank for any replies!

    Damien
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    I tried EBC reds once - entirely possible I didn't get them bedded in right, but I was able to measure their usage in dollars per minute; it was kind of fun hearing later from people who were behind me about the giant clouds of black dust blowing out the wheel wells. The fronts lasted for about 3 twenty-five minute sessions. That was some time ago too, so they may well have changed pad formulations since then - but I haven't tried them again, haven't had any reason to.

    Where have you looked? Turner Motorsports, Bimmerworld, Ireland Engineering & Bavarian Autosport?
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    Contact Dave Zeckhausen. He will give you a whole list of potential pads that fit. I've used Hawk HT-10 before, and they are a great track pad. Here's his store listing for the E90 330i, but if contact him, he can likely provide more assistance -- great guy that I've done a lot of business with over the years.

    http://store.zeckhausen.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=3_9_201_235
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    wretched

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    -MGarrison

    I have checked all of them except Ireland. Thanks for the info!

    -CSBM5

    They only have Hawk pads for my car but thank you for the link!

    Thank for the help so far guys!

    Edit: Checked Ireland and it looks like they stop at the E46.
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    CSBM5

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    Like I said though -- call Dave. He can fix you up with just about any brake pad that comes in the dimensions for the E90, not just what he has listed in his on-line store.
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    I thank everyone for the ideas and input! Since my first track this year is not a high speed track I have found and will use EBC Yellow on front and Red on rear. If I get to the more demanding track this year I think I will try to get a set of the Carbotech pads. I am out of time so the EBC will have to do in a pinch. A added bonus they are slightly cheaper then stock pads!
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    MGarrison

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    Take along the stock pads you're swapping out, as backups...
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    You wouldn't believe how many backup sets I have around here ... ;)
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    MGarrison

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    lol :D Well, if his EBC's go the way mine did, he just might need them... but I hope not!
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    wretched

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    As it turns out my supplier fell thru. Last minute I had to order the hawk hp plus pads. Next time I will be ahead of the game and either have cool carbons or carbotech pads ready to go!
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    I need me some Coolish Carbonis

    After burning down Fontana in a 335i, during LA's one-day driving school last week, I am DEFINITELY going to recommend that Party B put something not-so-damn-stock in that rat. Brake fade? Well, let me just say that when I came through the banking at 120 and started to get 'er whoaed for Turn One, I began to plan on missing the cones and heading down the back straight. . . .

    It took a lap of rally drivin'---that is, slow down sideways instead of with the brakes---to cool them off, and I don't like to drive like that when students are watching. ("DO AS I SAY, YA LITTLE GRUNIONS, NOT AS I DO!")

    I kept pointing by the instructor behind me, but for some reason he stayed back. I think he may have been anticipating an interesting conflagration that he didn't want to be a part of, but didn't want to miss, either. :eek:

    As I said, I've been sold on the Cool Carbons by a column in the GGC newsletter.

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