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    06 BSM-NB Coupe Maintenance/Project Thread

    San, if you can wait Iíd be curious to see how Nateís test goes.

    I run StopTech rotors (slotted fronts, blanks in the back are branded Centric but made by StopTech). I read mixed reviews about the Zimmermanís but I always take armchair internet reviews with a grain of salt.

    As far as pads go, I know thereís conflicting opinions on the EBC Yellows but Iíve had good success with them (even ran them on my stock calipers the other week). Of course the best thing is to have two sets of pads, but the Yellows are the closest Iíve found to a good dual purpose pad, especially to really learn on then you can decide if two pads are what you want to do. I got my set for the stock brakes on Amazon for $100 a few weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro2u View Post
    my heavyweight beast 745i ran on Akebono ceramics for most of the 200K miles I put on it, and I love em. They last forever..... and I never noticed any difference in breaking or pedal feel. I immediately put them on my ZHP when I got it with the same experience, and now my E92 is getting them very soon (since I'm not washing these wheels every weekend).

    Can't speak for cars that see the track....
    If I didnít have any intentions of tracking I wouldíve just bought OEM replacements. Iíve driven a couple of zhpís with aftermarket brakes but none of them had the initial bite the OEM brakes provide and I personally donít mind the brake dust. Iím aware that the options I listed wonít provide the initial bite that I am used to but I guess itís a trade off Iím willing to make...


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  3. #273
    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    My usage and goals are the same as yours and I have Zimmerman drilled rotors and PFC z rated pads ready to go on with endless rf650 fluid. I can let you know how it holds up on the track in like a month, but I did a ton of research and I'm pretty excited for the combo. I did one track night in America on OE fluid and akenbono pads and it was scary how quickly they faded and never recovered. I don't ever want to feel that again: like I need to start braking during the straight because I don't know if I'll have brakes for the turn.

    I got stainless lines just because my OE lines were cracked, but I kind of wish I had just gotten a fresh set of OE. There's really no performance or durability advantage with the braided steel being on the outside or under a thick rubber casing. If anything the rubber does a better job of protecting them from abrasion.
    My research wasnít very extensive to be honest. initially I thought I would get upgraded calipers (wilwoods probably) but I realized that spec e46 folks use stock calipers and I thought that should be good enough for me, initially at least. I do realize that the spec e46 cars are probably 500 pounds lighter but at the same time I wonít be driving as hard as them. Looking forward to your review!

    I thought stainless steel lines are better if the car does HPDE events but good to know, Iíll probably get OEM replacements...


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    06 BSM-NB Coupe Maintenance/Project Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    San, if you can wait Iíd be curious to see how Nateís test goes.

    I run StopTech rotors (slotted fronts, blanks in the back are branded Centric but made by StopTech). I read mixed reviews about the Zimmermanís but I always take armchair internet reviews with a grain of salt.

    As far as pads go, I know thereís conflicting opinions on the EBC Yellows but Iíve had good success with them (even ran them on my stock calipers the other week). Of course the best thing is to have two sets of pads, but the Yellows are the closest Iíve found to a good dual purpose pad, especially to really learn on then you can decide if two pads are what you want to do. I got my set for the stock brakes on Amazon for $100 a few weeks ago.
    I think I can probably wait but Iíll just visually inspect the brakes this weekend to make sure they are not completely shot.

    Iím fairly certain blank rotors are good enough for my purpose but I just like the looks of the drillled rotors. Ideally as you said a separate set of brake pads would be ideal but itís such a pain to swap the pads on stock calipers and without having a garage, I donít really like to keep a pile of parts lying around in the house. I am honestly not sure how much Iíd be tracking. Im just trying to future proof the car in case I participate at a few events per year and I definitely want the set up to be street oriented which can handle a track day or two.

    Could you post a link to the pads on amazon? Iíll most likely wait for Nateís review but if the price is good then I may pull the trigger based on your positive experience...


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    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    I think I can probably wait but Iíll just visually inspect the brakes this weekend to make sure they are not completely shot.

    Iím fairly certain blank rotors are good enough for my purpose but I just like the looks of the drillled rotors. Ideally as you said a separate set of brake pads would be ideal but itís such a pain to swap the pads on stock calipers and without having a garage, I donít really like to keep a pile of parts lying around in the house. I am honestly not sure how much Iíd be tracking. Im just trying to future proof the car in case I participate at a few events per year and I definitely want the set up to be street oriented which can handle a track day or two.

    Could you post a link to the pads on amazon? Iíll most likely wait for Nateís review but if the price is good then I may pull the trigger based on your positive experience...


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    I like the look of drilled too, I just went with the StopTech slotted fronts because I got a great price on them from Amazon (good enough price to justify not going through FCP). The blanks in the back were only bought as an experiment when assembling the 135i conversion. Iíll add slotted there someday to to complete the look lol.

    Hereís the EBC Yellows for the front (DP41552R). Actually down to $90 right now:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C8WP8E..._AQjSCb2KK9WXC

    The rear pad part number is DP41118R.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | M3 Front Seats | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

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    I think you're right, running the car with the fuel stabilizer is probably a good idea before storage. I've done in twice for my car, filling the car with gas, arriving where I was going to store it, stopping the car, adding the stabilizer, and running the car for 5-10 minutes. My car never had an issue starting up when coming out of storage.

    I look forward to seeing what brake set up you end up with. I'm in no rush to replace my brakes (only like 15k on them), but it's always nice to see what people who have similar goals end up with.

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