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Has anyone used these and have an opinion. I'm looking for pads for my wife's '76. She does not drive "racy-racy" so I don't need pads that will be autocrossed or taken out on the track.

TIA

Bob Napier

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hawk hps

performance friction PF-z

or

porterfield r4s

does not matter whether someone drives racy-racy or putters around, when you need to stop fast, there is no substitute for really good brake pads. most important part of brake system.

i know you would not do this Bob, but always amazes me that people pour money into modifying cars, then complain about the price of items like brake pads and shoes and go buy the cheapest autozone items they can find.

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Actually, it's gotten remarkably hard to find a good street compound for

the stock 2002 caliper. I really the Textars- but they stop making them when

a car's been out of production for 25 years. Oo. Which means they'll

stop making them for the 240 calipers soon...

I find MetalBastards to be terrible (personal opinion) and a lot of the

aftermarket stuff is pretty bad, too. And often, what's good on one car

is pretty unpleasant on a different model.

t

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just install BMW pads which are Textar or Jurid depending

on production supplier at the moment.

Go with BMW Quality.

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c.d., that was my plan, but I'm getting re-built calipers from Blunt and the TRW pads are all he has (except for PBRs, which, as Toby mentioned, are pretty bad IMO). I thought if I could get the pads at the same time it would make it simplier, but I think I'll go with Textar or Jurids from the dealer. They're only $45 + shipping from Husker BMW.

Bob Napier

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Maybe Jurid still makes pads for 2002's, but last I looked,

Textar did not...

...and on Volvo calipers, the Textars drove to the track, did 15- 20 good laps,

and then drove home with no problems whatsoever.

And they work cold, something that I did not find R4s' to be capable

of doing on that first cold panic stop.

Haven't tried the others that Marshall mentioned.

t

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I find that racers have differing opinions than street drivers on which pads to use because they are used to having to slow down on the track from speed as quick as possible on a pretty regular basis.

On the street, it's not as regular, and the pads are muck more likely to be cold. Anticipating the stopping distance and pedal pressure is a much bigger issue on the street.

For my street driven beaters (E34s), whatever I have on hand seems to work well. If Blunt's selling them, they should be okay.

vince

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racers would not use street pads on a track or track pads on the street. we are well aware that street driving requires pads that work cold. the recommendations i made are not race pads, they are performance street pads that work great cold. i have used all of them. for street use only, currently have the PF-Z's on my M3 and R4-S (NOT the R4 race pad) on the 2002.

the OE BMW jurid and texar are ok, but the others are much better. just don't get chain store specials or PBR metal manglers.

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i got a set of trw's from my mechanic about a year ago, they are the best ive had in years, he warned me there would be a lot of brake dust which there is, but a small price to pay for good stoppage, b'sides, blunt sells them.

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Thanks for everyone's opinion on this. Decided to go with Porterfield R4S

pads from TopBrakes.com.

Will try to remember to post my impressions after some driving with them, though they're going on my wife's car, which I do not drive nearly as much as I do mine.

Bob Napier

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Bob .. Wish you would have voiced this. I have much more than what is listed on my automated site.. That is just one supplier .. I have 5 suppliers to pull from including BMW

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Bob .. Wish you would have voiced this. I have much more than what is listed on my automated site.. That is just one supplier .. I have 5 suppliers to pull from including BMW

Always good to ask... I'll be needing some brake stuff for the 69 (with 74tii brakes) soon.

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Steve, here was your email to me when I inquired about which pads you have:

"you can go on blunttech.com and see all the choices."

So I went to where you directed me and there were only TRW pads and PBRs. That is why I ordered pads elsewhere.

Had I known I'd of contacted you - but I just accepted what you directed me to look at. Sorry.

Bob Napier

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Steve, here was your email to me when I inquired about which pads you have:

"you can go on blunttech.com and see all the choices."

So I went to where you directed me and there were only TRW pads and PBRs. That is why I ordered pads elsewhere.

Had I known I'd of contacted you - but I just accepted what you directed me to look at. Sorry.

Bob Napier

Youre right .. I apologize .. I was responding to you while I was out for the night on my phone and i knew it would be a while before i could get to a computer. I remember now telling you that just so i didnt keep you waiting

My apologies

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.....I was responding to you while I was out for the night on my phone and i knew it would be a while before i could get to a computer. I remember now telling you that just so i didnt keep you waiting

.....

and this is why Steve is great to work with!

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