Originally Posted by gsbadbmr
If you were to do buy a brake package, what would you buy for your car? I don't race my car, or track it. I also want pads that don't make a lot of dust...because i have big deep dish wheels
What's up with these Cadmium plated rotors...are they any good?
The Akebono Euro Ceramics have been good for me, they are low dust but have a different feel from the BMW pads. The BMW pads have great initial "bite" but they dust pretty bad. The Akebonos are linear in feel without the initial "bite", if you're a trail braker you will like the feel. In extreme cold weather, while not alarming they perform better once you get a bit of temperature in them.
Which ever brake setup you get, the secret to great brake performance is the "bedding-in" process, it helps to "marry" the pads and rotors so they work better togeather.
I've never used those eBay rotors so I can't comment on them; the cadmium is just a coating to prevent the rusting around the hub.