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Which brakes should I be looking at?
07-02-2018, 03:15 PM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2018 03:20 PM by boost3d.)
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
When it comes to safety critical equipment like brakes, tyre's and suspension , these are the items that in an emergency situation are most likely items that will probably end up saving your life by reducing your stopping distance, keeping your car planted to the road etc etc etc. Whilst we cant always afford to buy the best products out there, my advice would be to always buy the "best" that you can afford and steer away from the cheapest available product.
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07-02-2018, 03:36 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 03:15 PM)boost3d Wrote:  When it comes to safety critical equipment like brakes, tyre's and suspension , these are the items that in an emergency situation are most likely items that will probably end up saving your life by reducing your stopping distance, keeping your car planted to the road etc etc etc. Whilst we cant always afford to buy the best products out there, my advice would be to always buy the "best" that you can afford and steer away from the cheapest available product.

Definitely. My initial post was to get opinions on the brand as I wasn't sure about it. I'll never compromise on brakes. Also, I hate brake dust. Tired of cleaning my rims Rofl

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07-02-2018, 04:01 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 03:36 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  
(07-02-2018 03:15 PM)boost3d Wrote:  When it comes to safety critical equipment like brakes, tyre's and suspension , these are the items that in an emergency situation are most likely items that will probably end up saving your life by reducing your stopping distance, keeping your car planted to the road etc etc etc. Whilst we cant always afford to buy the best products out there, my advice would be to always buy the "best" that you can afford and steer away from the cheapest available product.

Definitely. My initial post was to get opinions on the brand as I wasn't sure about it. I'll never compromise on brakes. Also, I hate brake dust. Tired of cleaning my rims Rofl

Honestly that post was just a generalized statement. I see some guys with some seriously modded cars that skimp on the safety critical stuff and it baffles me...

For brake dust, meguiars make an anti dust product which is meant to repel brake dust from your mags...
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08-02-2018, 02:09 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
So I'll be buying and fitting my brakes tomorrow. One last question from my side:

How are Ferodo discs and does anyone have experience with them? Not that I am leaning towards it but a few people have recommended that brand and I see no mention of it in the above posts. Is this because its no good? Hammerhead

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09-02-2018, 05:40 PM
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Goldwagen stock Surebrake discs made by Meyle, i have them on now for 2weeks and very impressed so far.

Check with Imcomex in Centurion. They had Meyle discs, was around R900 a disc for the 335i should be a lot cheaper for the 325i

Call Star Brake and Clutch and get a price on EBC Ulitmax pads, it may cost about R100 or R150 more than the Textar, maybe even the same price, for an E90 325i, but well worth it.
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I see that Imcomex head office is in centurion, do you know if you could just walk in and buy parts like MIDAS or AUTOZONE, or you have to call first and order the parts, then go and collect when they arrive?

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12-02-2018, 09:27 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?

Goldwagen stock Surebrake discs made by Meyle, i have them on now for 2weeks and very impressed so far.

Check with Imcomex in Centurion. They had Meyle discs, was around R900 a disc for the 335i should be a lot cheaper for the 325i

Call Star Brake and Clutch and get a price on EBC Ulitmax pads, it may cost about R100 or R150 more than the Textar, maybe even the same price, for an E90 325i, but well worth it.
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I see that Imcomex head office is in centurion, do you know if you could just walk in and buy parts like MIDAS or AUTOZONE, or you have to call first and order the parts, then go and collect when they arrive?
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You can buy straight from them.

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12-02-2018, 08:36 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
I see guys talk about Meyle discs, has anyone used Meyle pads? Imcomex quoted me on Meyle pads and it is way cheaper than what the dealership quoted, less than half the price at R695 ex Vat. The dealership quoted me R1813 ex Vat and one of the forum advertisers quoted R1778 ex Vat. That's parts only excluding fitment
How good is Meyle pads?

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13-02-2018, 06:13 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Check these out

http://www.powerbrake.co.za/Mintex_Red_b...b2960r.htm
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13-02-2018, 07:29 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
I bought Ferodo discs and ATE pads. Paid R2400 with two sensors. Only needs one. I didnt know but now i do.

No comments as yet as i havent really driven it hard yet.

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13-02-2018, 08:55 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(12-02-2018 08:36 PM)lebofa Wrote:  I see guys talk about Meyle discs, has anyone used Meyle pads? Imcomex quoted me on Meyle pads and it is way cheaper than what the dealership quoted, less than half the price at R695 ex Vat. The dealership quoted me R1813 ex Vat and one of the forum advertisers quoted R1778 ex Vat. That's parts only excluding fitment
How good is Meyle pads?

I heard Meyle are ok....however for R750 i got myself EBC Ultimax pads.


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13-02-2018, 08:58 AM
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(13-02-2018 07:29 AM)Cornel Wrote:  I bought Ferodo discs and ATE pads. Paid R2400 with two sensors. Only needs one. I didnt know but now i do.

No comments as yet as i havent really driven it hard yet.

Will be looking forward to a review after some time of spirited driving Thumbs

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13-02-2018, 12:41 PM
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Which brakes should I be looking at?
Has anyone ever measured a new brake disk for run-out? Yes that is correct a new disk, reason being BMW fitted new brakes on my 330d and a month later we discover run-out on the disks that caused a shudder :bangdesk%

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13-02-2018, 07:48 PM
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(13-02-2018 12:41 PM)S1NGH 911 Wrote:  Has anyone ever measured a new brake disk for run-out? Yes that is correct a new disk, reason being BMW fitted new brakes on my 330d and a month later we discover run-out on the disks that caused a shudder :bangdesk%

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I have heard it occur on a few other f series cars previously so I won't put it past occurring to yours.. It's not a common issue but it's not isolated either...

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13-02-2018, 07:49 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 02:46 PM)akash Wrote:  
(07-02-2018 02:15 PM)muksmano Wrote:  Thanks Akash!
Imcomex have the parts.. will most probably get from them..

Star Brake was offering TRW pads indicating that they are officially being used in BMW's.. are they any good?

Thanks rash777! Will give Alan a call for the fitment..

I've never heard of TRW.

Check if Sun Auto in Randburg has Textar.
TRW are the European manufactures that fall within the zf grip iirc.. They make the suspension parts for the e90/92 m3...

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21-02-2018, 07:21 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Anybody used Ferrodo pads?
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