Originally Posted by beeper
I have the EBC and it certainly cures the noise. But, pay close attention when installing as fitment can be an issue as some have had the hub rub the wheel. In my case the caliper did not line up properly. The inside of the caliper interfered with the rotor but some carefully choosen washers placed between the caliper and it's mount got it centered up just fine.
I ran one even after I pulled the wheel and saw the rub marks on my hub. I then took a Dremel and smoothed those areas down to a polish.
Then I was changing the rear tire and the pads were wore out but one side was wore almost to the backing plate. Proof to me that the rotor was not centered to the wheel.
When I bought my 07 I turned around after driving it off the lot and asked them about the cow bell. They said try to bed the brakes and if not they would have at it. Well we all know how that goes or don't.
They then put EBC pads in no charge. Worked for about 500 miles.
Rather then fuss I put the EBC on with the above findings.
As soon as I learned they were honoring a rotor swap I called, ran my old rotor down, got the new on and was on my way.
Then I found the uneven pad wear and put the new BMW one on and all is right with the world.
I loved the EBC but it DOES have a fitments issue. Some have used another spacer to help.
After polishing the rub marks I was still willing to use it but when I see uneven pad wear and I keep my calipers and pucks spotless, I have to stop using it.
I also wonder if the inset of the EBC rotor would cause any tracking or out of align issues with the FD/Shaft alignment?
Anyway just my experience.