My 330d touring came with EBC Redstuff front discs and pads which were rubbish for regular driving. Once they were warm they stopped very well indeed and gave off very little dust but I couldn't live with them day to day. As I still had my old 330d before it got sold which had nearly new Brembo discs and half worn Textar pads, I swapped them over. The Brembo/Textar combo is very good, nice and progressive, good feel and takes a fair bit of abuse before they fade but, they are so dusty it drives me nuts. 100 miles after washing the car the wheels are covered.
So, I've recently put a set of Pagid pads on and let them bed in for about 500ish miles before giving an opinion on them. And I don't like them, they feel a bit Audi like, with no feel or progression to them and worst of all they don't seem to stop too well either. A light brush of the pedal and all is fine, push a little harder and they feel numb, press harder for big stop and they just don't have much power at all, go for a full Kobayashi and you're pressing a brick wall and getting nothing back. To be honest the amount of dust has been forgotten, I need performance first. Very disappointed.
I know quite a few people on here have or recommend Brembo discs but I've found very little about Brembo pads. Obviously should be a good match for the Brembo discs but they are twice the price of Pagid and Any experiences, thoughts or advice?