2002 E46 325Ti - Brake Pad Upgrade?

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    Hi All

    New to the forum but having read through a few post's people seem to know what they are talking about so I'm after peoples opinion.

    I have 325Ti and the brake pad warning light is on so time for some new pad's...

    My question is do people rate / think its worthwhile upgrading the standard BMW fitment for the likes of Black Diamond Predators or ECB Greenstuff?

    At the moment it would be a pad only setup as lack of funding means no disc's.....yet

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    have a look in our forum vendors section and check ot crn's offers.
    the discs they sell aren't expensive...drilled and slotted
    i run redstuff and would recommend them without hesitation...the v2 stuff is their fast road pad and works well from cold i find.
    also...once the light comes on it means the wear sensor is destroyed...you'll need to budget for a new one of these too.(ebay have them )
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Nice car

    I have just upgraded my discs and pads and went for EBC Ultimax Slotted Discs and Performance Friction Carbon Metallic Z Rated Pads (bit of a mouthfull) had to get them from the States, but i did a lot of research on them and am really pleased with them. No squeel like most performance pads give now and then, no fade, come on well from cold, not much brake dust (less than standard) and overall braking capabilities increased no end

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    Oh and get some pics of the Compact up in the Introductions section
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    Lowered On Coilovers
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    lilo i too have the ultimax slotted,went with the greenstuff pads.
    no difference really over new set up than stock unless i really brake heavy.
    the greenstuff pads have taken over a 1000 miles to wear the bedding in part of them off!
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