What brake rotors and pads did you go with?

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

  • R1 Concepts Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.6%
  • StopTech / Centric Rotors

    Votes: 23 26.4%
  • OEM Rotors

    Votes: 14 16.1%
  • ECS Rotors

    Votes: 14 16.1%
  • Akibono Pads

    Votes: 14 16.1%
  • Brembo Rotors

    Votes: 4 4.6%
  • Hawks Pads

    Votes: 18 20.7%
  • EBC Pads

    Votes: 8 9.2%
  • Pagid Pads

    Votes: 3 3.4%
  • Bosch Pads

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • OEM Pads

    Votes: 7 8.0%
  • Z4 35is Rotors

    Votes: 7 8.0%
  • Ferodo Pads

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Zimmerman Rotors

    Votes: 15 17.2%
  • CoolCarbon Pads

    Votes: 5 5.7%
  • Meyle Ceramic Pads

    Votes: 2 2.3%

  • Total voters
    87

doublespaces

Administrator
Oct 18, 2016
7,236
AZ
For those of you who have changed your rotors/pads, what did you choose/recommend? I have some slotted Centric rotors with Hawks pads but have been thinking about picking up a set of those black R1 Concepts rotors with Akibono pads instead.

If you have something not listed here tell me and I'll add it.
 
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Bmac

Specialist
Nov 8, 2016
74
Great White North
I have Cool Carbon pads and when I change rotors I'm thinking of going with RacingBrake because they're light and I think they may cool down faster than most other designs, but their prices have gone up to the point where a BBK might make more sense. I would add Z4 35is rotors to the list as they're a good option for people looking for a reasonably priced and high quality 2-piece front rotor.
 

zero2sixtyZ

Specialist
Nov 6, 2016
57
Boston, MA
Stoptech slotted rotors, Hawk HPS 5.0 pads. Great instant bite and consistency, slightly less than OEM dust. Rotors were a great deal from Turner Motorsport, and the pads were going for good prices on Amazon.
 

TJ Jrackers

Private
Dec 9, 2016
25
Pagid RS29, amazing pad but very expensive and quite a bit of dust. Were good for daily driving and didn't glaze up too bad or squeal when DD'ing, very impressive seeing as they are a full on race pad.

Edit: As N54islyfe said, DS2500's are a great pad for aggressive street/ mild track use, a lot cheaper than RS29's too
 

Danksies

Corporal
Nov 2, 2016
180
NoVA
I got the CoolCarbon brake pads along with Stoptech/Centric rotors. I'll probably be switching pads once they go out. CoolCarbon touted that they had less brake dust than OEM but I honestly think the amount might be worse with the CCarbons. I'm happy with the Centric rotors for the price, but if I paid the StopTech prices, I'd be pissed. But then again it could be the shitty CCarbons. I'll find out once I replace these pads and resurface my rotors
 

Torgus

Captain
Nov 6, 2016
1,059
Boston
Stoptech rotors, stop tech street/track pads, stoptech brake lines, stoptech calipers.
 
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Jeffman

Captain
Jan 7, 2017
1,049
I have Cool Carbon pads and when I change rotors I'm thinking of going with RacingBrake because they're light and I think they may cool down faster than most other designs, but their prices have gone up to the point where a BBK might make more sense. I would add Z4 35is rotors to the list as they're a good option for people looking for a reasonably priced and high quality 2-piece front rotor.
UPDATE: Installed ECS two-piece drilled and slotted for their lighter weight over stock, 2 lbs lighter than Z4 35is front rotors. New brake pads: Cool Carbon (S/TPlus on front)
 
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Blaster3500

Corporal
Nov 5, 2016
153
SC
I have akebono and slotted rotors. If I did it again I would go with a quality blank rotor and akebono pads. The pads have less bite compared to stock pads but nothing I even notice now. Plenty of stopping power and next to no dust.
 
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