Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

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Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby TaxationLawyer » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:15 pm

Hi everyone. I am getting ready to change the brakes on a 2011 M56X. Does anyone have recommendations on brake pads and rotors? I am looking for longevity. The original pads are supposed to be made by Advics. But I have had great experiences with Akebono pads on other cars. I will probably replace the rotors, as well--easier than getting the original ones resurfaced. (I will resurface the original rotors and store them for the next brake job.) Thank you.


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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby Ilya » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:17 pm

Hey there! Most people seem to go with Brake Motive or one of the other eBay kits that you can get for $200-$250 or so for all corners.

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby TaxationLawyer » Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:33 pm

Ilya wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Hey there! Most people seem to go with Brake Motive or one of the other eBay kits that you can get for $200-$250 or so for all corners.
Thank you Iya, I will look into that option.

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby wdebow » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:14 pm

use akebono premium ceramic pads all the way around. No dust, work great, very quiet.
(Akebono one of major japanese mgf of brake pads.)

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby wdebow » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:16 pm

use akebono premium ceramic pads all the way around. No dust, work great, very quiet.
(Akebono one of major japanese mgf of brake pads.)

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby TaxationLawyer » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:00 pm

wdebow wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:16 pm
use akebono premium ceramic pads all the way around. No dust, work great, very quiet.
(Akebono one of major japanese mgf of brake pads.)
Thank you, that makes sense. I have had great results with Akebono brake pads.

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby jtversky » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:15 pm

I'm about to replace all 4 corners on my M37x. Going with Stoptech blanks and Hawk Ceramic pads all around. Last time around I went with Stoptech drilled and slotted rotors as well as Stoptech pads. They've been fine for the most part but I have noticed a good bit of vibration on stopping towards the later end of life. Hoping maybe switching from drilled/slotted to blanks will help with that - she's a great car but not a track b**** anyway :-)

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby TaxationLawyer » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:26 pm

jtversky wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:15 pm
I'm about to replace all 4 corners on my M37x. Going with Stoptech blanks and Hawk Ceramic pads all around. Last time around I went with Stoptech drilled and slotted rotors as well as Stoptech pads. They've been fine for the most part but I have noticed a good bit of vibration on stopping towards the later end of life. Hoping maybe switching from drilled/slotted to blanks will help with that - she's a great car but not a track b**** anyway :-)
Thank you. I tried Hawk brake pads on a different car and they have great stopping power.

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby Saaax650 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:22 pm

I went with stoptech, drilled cyro rotors all around with Akebono performance pads 2 years ago. No issues at all

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby TaxationLawyer » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:12 pm

Saaax650 wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:22 pm
I went with stoptech, drilled cyro rotors all around with Akebono performance pads 2 years ago. No issues at all
Thank you. Akebono appears to be a safe bet. I have had excellent experiences with Akebono brake pads.

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Re: Advice on Brake Pads and Rotors

Postby jtversky » Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:03 pm

Akebono definitely makes a great product - they are the OEM sport brake manufacturer. As a follow up to my previous comment, i've had my new brakes installed for about a month now and they've been great. I did notice some material inside the grooves of my outgoing pads, which I suspect was the cause of my vibration - either that or a warped rotor. Braking has been solid and smooth since putting on the new pads/rotors though. Very happy with the setup I put on.


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