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Which Brake Pads do I get for my 2002 525 wagon

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by 525wagon, Oct 11, 2012.

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    525wagon

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    Hey fellow Beemerphiles:

    I need to replace the brake pads on my above car.. There a huge price descrepency between buying aftermarket and thru the dealership.

    I've heard + and minuses on both sides.. what;s the REAL story? Which pads should I get? It's a wagon so I'm not taking it to the track :).... and I would like to decrease the brake dust... but CANNOT live with squeeky brakes..

    Thanks for your input.
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    steven s

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    Disc brakes squeal. You can apply shims and some anti-squeal goop to the backing plates I suppose.
    Don't know how long that will last.

    Don't know what to use on a 5 touring.
    On my hatchback I've used Ultimate Axxis with good results.
    Still some dust but easily cleaned.
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    MGarrison

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    dschultz 07 Z4 M Coupe

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    I've been doing a bit of research on brakes to get ready for my first pad/rotor replacement and came across this page at TMS:

    http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-buying-guide-brake-pads.aspx

    I'm sure there are lots of other resources out there, but I thought this was a nice summary of pros & cons of various pads. (They also have lots of other reading material on all things brake if you're interested.)
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    CRKrieger

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    Glad to see my favorites - Metal Masters - are still recommended. I've been using them longer than Turner's been selling 'em.
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    dschultz 07 Z4 M Coupe

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    I felt the same way. I always liked them on my 95 325 and looks like they're going to go on the coupe as well.
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    ramitchell

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    I've used Jurid and Mintex. Never had a problem with either one.
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    525wagon

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    Thanks that was a useful site. I have already placed an order for the ZImmerman Rotors with Akebono pads.. I'll let you know how they are... in about 2 weeks :)
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    steven s

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    Only thing you need to watch out on rotors are to be sure they are balanced.
    I bought either Balo or Zimmerman and hated them. Doesn't really matter who. Turned out they weren't balanced.
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    alpinaman

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    ive used jurid , textar , ate , oem i bieleve is jurid ..

    so if you bought a bmw brake pad there will be a jurid part number on it

    below are jurid
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    oem
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