Best OEM style brake pads

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  1. FAbity6032

    FAbity6032 Member

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    Hi guys, I recently changed my front brake pads on my E36 325i to some Meyle ones. They were only 20 pounds and I do not like them. They do not have the same bite as the ones that were previously on the car which I think was Valeo..
    Schmiedmann - Brakepads front

    However when I look on different webshops I can pick Brembo TRW Ferodo for like 35 pounds, are those any better because the ones driftworks sell are more like 200pounds and that is a bit to much for me!!
     
  2. tinker-27

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    Have you tried bmw genuine ?
     
  3. FAbity6032

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    Those Meyle ones are basicly BMW genuine ones, nobody makes the original old design anymore its outdated and probably contains asbestos.
     
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    My thoughts, whats better than OEM style than actual OEM pads.
     
  5. FAbity6032

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    I can get EBC Ultimax Brake Pads DP914 for 37 pounds those should be good right?
     
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    Eurocar spares do pagids at a reasonable price I just bought a set all round for my 5 series.
     
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    Are carbotech pads available for your car? I use carbo's on my mr2 turbo and the stopping power is immense. HTH
     
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    Bolf Resident Nut Job.

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    You bedded them in? are there any lips on the disc?
     
  9. FAbity6032

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    Nope
    Yes, and there is a bit of a lip on it...

    Also I heard some good stuff about kevlar brake pads but so far the only ones I have found were EBC greenstuff and those are pretty expensive...
     

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