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I was going to get brake pads off ebay ;but what ones do most use the(EBC oraganic)
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I used both types, and now ceramic from Carbone Lorraine.
The Sintered type last longer than the organic type, and some will argue they perform better, but are harder on the rotors.

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Check out the Carbone Lorraine pads from Beemerboneyard.

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Stock for the fronts are sintered and the rears are organic. I went to sintered on the rear to match up with my EBC rotor. I still have the original pads in the front and they are only 1/2 worn out @78 k. Guess I have been using engine braking vs. the brakes.

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Carbon Lorraine on the front for me. They wear very well. I have EBC on the back but I do most of all my braking with my front brake. My rear brakes last longer that way. I found out that I wore a set of rear pads out in less than 10k.If I have to make a quick stop I do however use the rears.

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Thanks guys for the information;; I think I am going to get the Carbone Lorraine Pads.

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Check out the Carbone Lorraine pads from Beemerboneyard.
I quit using them because of the excessive brake dust. I use the EBC HH pads now. I've never got a year out of any pads front or rear.

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Dave you changed my mind again EBC HH it is;but when you are talking a year how many miles are you talking.

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Phooey on those second-rate pads! It's Galfer or nothing!

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I've never got a year out of any pads front or rear.
Yeah, but you're HARD on brake pads!

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Dave you changed my mind again EBC HH it is;but when you are talking a year how many miles are you talking.

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A dang BUNCH of miles, but refer to my earlier statement as to why he has to change them so often!

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I quit using them because of the excessive brake dust. I use the EBC HH pads now. I've never got a year out of any pads front or rear.
Your not supposed to use them while shifting!

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Dave you changed my mind again EBC HH it is;but when you are talking a year how many miles are you talking.

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30,000 plus miles a year. On my 2004 LT at 132,000 miles that I have rode it I have worn out three rear rotors & two front rotors. All of the rotors were way past the wear limits when I replaced them. My fourth rear rotor is an EBC and the wear seems to be minimal.

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. . . . . Guess I have been using engine braking vs. the brakes.
John - I've been wondering what's best with this big girl. I've always engine braked too, but with the much higher weight and momentum of this beast, downshifting can put a high shock load on the drivetrain unless one is careful to match engine speed and gently engage the clutch. I would think this has to have a big influence on failures of the FD, clutch, trans input bearing, etc. So, I'm using the brakes more now as I'd rather replace pads then those other things.

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John - I've been wondering what's best with this big girl. I've always engine braked too, but with the much higher weight and momentum of this beast, downshifting can put a high shock load on the drivetrain unless one is careful to match engine speed and gently engage the clutch. I would think this has to have a big influence on failures of the FD, clutch, trans input bearing, etc. So, I'm using the brakes more now as I'd rather replace pads then those other things.
I have been down shifting for over 50 years now so I have it down pretty good. Only once in a while do I goof it up and have a shock load. I'll drop two gears as I am setting up for the apex. Usually they are no more innocuous than the effect of rolling the throttle up and then backing off without shifting. Not really a strain on the drive train if done correctly. My mantra is "We don't need no stinking slipper clutches".

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I'm ditching a almost new set (less than 500 mi) of EBC HH front pads if anybody wants them... (off a 2002LT)
Send me a message and I'll ship them to you free.

Oh, they work and feel GREAT but I can't stand the noise. Horrible hissing while breaking. Sounds like someone with an air compressor blowing the dust from my brakes.
I ordered a new set of stock pads from Bob's and they should be in soon.

FYI, no knock on EBC products. I replaced the stock rear BMW disc and pads with EBC units to get rid of the farm truck squeal, those are completely quiet and working great.

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