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post #1 of 4 Old May 20th, 2019, 8:33 pm Thread Starter
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Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

I purchased a new to me GSA and need to replace the brake pads on front and rear. Any suggestions on brands?
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

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I purchased a new to me GSA and need to replace the brake pads on front and rear. Any suggestions on brands?
No idea on brake pad brands, but just wanted to say "congrats" on the purchase of GSA ! Good choice!
I bet you'll love it!
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

Most buy the OEM but they are expensive. If you want to go inexpensive you can order a complete set (fronts and rear) of SUMO pads on eBay for I believe around $30...
I have run the sumo pads and they work well, good feel, but they'll need replaced more frequently than OEM.
Someone told me that the OEM are ebc. I don't believe that to be true because when I ran the ebc pads on my RT, they really ate the rotors. Regardless the ebc are still rather pricy and I prefer the feel of the sumo. I have run the Sixty Six ceramic pads also and liked them
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Re: Need brake pads for a 2016 GSA...

Are the OEM pads different on a GS vs. RT? I really have no idea. I ask because if both use the same original pads, you’ll probably see a lot of options referenced on various RT threads here.

With that being said, I have a 14 RT and once I awakened after seeing the BMW price, went with Carbone Lorraine that I purchased from Beemer Boneyard. They were about 1/3 the cost. They work A-OK for me.

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