brake discs, which are the best replacements, poll added

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  • brembo

    6 75.00%
  • tarox

    1 12.50%
  • black diamond

    0 0%
  • pagid

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  • oem

    1 12.50%
  • other

    1 12.50%
  • ebc

    1 12.50%
  • mintex

    0 0%
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    So after reading a few threads what are the best replacments for oem discs, take into account good performance, good price and good noise under heavy braking, also put down what pads you use!
     
     

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    I used Tarox G88 40 Groove discs on my previous car with Tarox Strada Plus pads, the improvement was amazing the brakes were a lot more powerful.

    the discs and pads were expensive though at £200 for discs and £82 for pads, but they were well worth it :-) i had these just on the front, the rear was standard.
     
     

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    I'm about to try some Pagid's so will post results

    I can say at the momment though Mintex in my opinion are gash. I investigated a noise off the GF's rear brakes Friday and found the disc had failed - the surface had lifted off the braking track! I won't be using them at work anymore either, they rust incredibly fast.
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    My experiences have shown either Brembo's or Black Diamonds work very well, either with Ferodo DS2500 or EBC greenstuff.
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    In my experience I have found Brembo Max (very cheap from GSF car parts) absolutely unbreakable on my old E36 328 track car. On my M3 Evo I used Performance Friction 2 piece discs which are excellent although I cracked them. That was down to my driving the car too hard on track rather than the discs not being up to it.

    For pads, I use Performance Friction which are excellent too. For road use, their Z rated pad is cheap, hard wearing and provides good friction. For track use, the race compound pads are the way to go.
     
     

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    Can't fault the EBC tgd discs and yellowstuff pads im using tbh, combined with the braided goodridge hoses and millers race brake fluid its a unbeatable set up for the money imo!
     
     

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    brembo are way ahead, but do you get any brake squeel?
     
     

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    I've heard good things about Brembo Max and EBC Ultimax discs.. seems everyone has different opinion on pads though!

    The Brembo Max discs on GSF are very cheap as previously stated.. not sure about fitment though.. are all E46 discs the same as it just says fitment is for 320d..
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    I have put Brembo ones on mine, and they feel as good if not better than my OEM BMW M items.
     
     

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    was after the drilled look, but the brembos seem to be solid!, except the max ones, but i don't like the grey/black look.
     
     

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