What brake rotors and pads did you go with?

What Rotors and Pads do you have? (Select Two Options)

  • R1 Concepts Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • StopTech / Centric Rotors

    Votes: 24 27.0%
  • OEM Rotors

    Votes: 14 15.7%
  • ECS Rotors

    Votes: 14 15.7%
  • Akibono Pads

    Votes: 14 15.7%
  • Brembo Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • Hawks Pads

    Votes: 19 21.3%
  • EBC Pads

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • Pagid Pads

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • Bosch Pads

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OEM Pads

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • Z4 35is Rotors

    Votes: 7 7.9%
  • Ferodo Pads

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Zimmerman Rotors

    Votes: 15 16.9%
  • CoolCarbon Pads

    Votes: 5 5.6%
  • Meyle Ceramic Pads

    Votes: 2 2.2%

  • Total voters


Jan 24, 2018
Charleston, SC
Thanks. The Cool Carbon instructions with the pads say to do 70-20 repeatedly at low, medium, and hard braking. I was on the highway and couldn’t slow down to 20mph. Stupid me. Live and learn.

Would you suggest to first remove any glaze on the rotors by lightly sanding them with fine sand paper and clean with Brakleen? Or is this not necessary as long as I rebed as you suggest?
I'm not sure I'm knowledgeable enough to answer your question, I've never sanded rotors, I just rebed and it works. Perhaps I'm not sensitive enough to this. I probably rebed my rotors a couple times a year with all the stop and go traffic.

Here's the biggest thing: If you get your rotors hot and then stop completely, you'll leave residue where the pad stops on the rotor and that will create a shimmy or vibration.

I'd try rebedding, and if that doesnt work, try a little sanding. What also works is using a track pad which will remove all glaze from street compounds.
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Dec 3, 2018
Have the ECS two piece front and matching rear with Hawk HPS pads. Brake dust is terrible and stains the wheels pretty bad. Switching to EBC redstuff for street use and will just get a set of track pads if I eventually take it there.
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Apr 3, 2018
Anybody have experience with Sparta Evolution products? It says on their website that the friction coefficient and the temperature range for their SPP 3.0 is higher than Ferodo DS2500s which for a street/track pad is pretty impressive.
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