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Thread: What would be better brake/rotor combo - that brakes better?

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    What would be better brake/rotor combo - that brakes better?

    I remember reading M5 doesn't brake well.
    What would be a better product to go for next time? And who sells it?

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    I use akebono pads on Brembo rotors

    Love them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90210 View Post
    I use akebono pads on Brembo rotors

    Love them
    What difference do they make?
    Where do u buy them?
    WHere are they made - not China?
    Last edited by ms2000; 10-28-2018 at 12:59 PM.

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    I live 2800 feet above sea level
    Tons of braking for me on twisty roads last 103k miles on this car

    No brake fade
    Excellent pedal feel
    Shorter stoping distance
    Doesn*t heat up
    Consistent stops

    Bought them online

    No clue where they are made - I am sure you can google that info

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90210 View Post
    I live 2800 feet above sea level
    Tons of braking for me on twisty roads last 103k miles on this car

    No brake fade
    Excellent pedal feel
    Shorter stoping distance
    Doesn*t heat up
    Consistent stops

    Bought them online

    No clue where they are made - I am sure you can google that info
    How would you compare these to PowerStop brand - RockAuto has them? Incidentally I use Powerstop on my Acura's - no complaint. I am looking because M5 seems to have longer stopping distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms2000 View Post
    How would you compare these to PowerStop brand - RockAuto has them? Incidentally I use Powerstop on my Acura's - no complaint. I am looking because M5 seems to have longer stopping distance.
    I am not sure. Never used power stop. My 2012 Acura TSX uses Hawk, which are fantastic. https://acurazine.com/how-tos/a/acur...reviews-426595

    Akebono makes the OEM pads for Acura.

    Our Mazda5 is the beater car. Thus I didn't want to deal with any wheel dust from pads, thus the Akebono. I have MS3 18s on my M5, and its a pain to clean those wheels.

    My Acura the hawks stop it much better than the Akebono, but then again with 9 cars and 4 motorcycles, each of our machines are literally single purpose. Thus your miles will vary.

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    Thanks @90210

    Any experience with
    http://brakeperformance.com/

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