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Old 06-26-2003, 06:10 PM
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brake pad/rotor manufacturers

What's the difference? I am looking to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on my 1994 E420. I looked here at FastLane and found this for rotors:

N1000-34085, Brake Disc, Balo, $56.14
N1000-34085, Brake Disc, Zimmermann, $53.46

and this for pads:

N1010-25161, Brake Pad Set, , $28.83
N1010-62367, Brake Pad Set Metal Master, PBR, $28.21
N1010-62366, Brake Pad Set Deluxe, PBR, $21.79
N1010-25161, Brake Pad Set, Pagid, $30.00
N1010-25161, Brake Pad Set, Textar, $28.26

Soooooo, what's better? Better is classified by:
1. Best braking quality
2. Low noise problems (squeak, rattle, etc.)
3. Long lasting

Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:43 PM
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Both Balo & Zimmerman are quality "GERMAN" rotors. not the Quality of OE but still good! OE rotors from a dealer should be $57.50, that is what I would use!!

That car uses JURID pads from the factory & that is the best pad for the car. Next best would be Textar.
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Old 06-27-2003, 10:59 AM
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Thanks Doc! I will price from a Dealer as well and ask who makes their products.

No to insult MB Doc's knowledge and experience, but does anyone have a different opinion? It's always good to get a debate going, but if there's one clear top quality product then that might not happen!

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Old 06-27-2003, 01:38 PM
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I hate brake dust

and those factory style pads are really messy. For me the PBR Deluxe pads are the ones to go with - great feel and wear, and the dust only needs to be washed off once a week instead of daily
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:32 PM
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I had OE Rotors/Jurid pads all round.

Brake quality was good and no squeak (even without brake paste behind the pads).Wear rate seems ok.

Recently renewed the rears to Brembo Rotors/Texstar pads.Good brake quality and no squeak.Too early to say if wear rate is ok.

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Old 07-02-2003, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the opinions! I'll let everyone know what I use, it probably won't be until August due to work/personal schedules.
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Old 07-02-2003, 05:06 PM
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on my W126, the OE pads are Textar in the back, Pagid up front. I put Textar on all fours. I also have ATE front rotors, I believe Balo is OEM.
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Balo makes a very high quality rotor. They also don't farm out the casting of the rotor. It is done in-house in their foundry.

For the heavier BMWs this brand stood out as having an excellent reputation for not warping...and it was one of the least expensive.
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