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Online TheBear

Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 10:20:44 am »
Informative, thanks. Begs a question, though:

Are the OEM BMW pads sintered?

As I have it, BMW OEM pads are Brembo and they are sintered.
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Offline Supervan

Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2019, 11:41:56 am »
Too lazy to Google: What does "sintered" mean?

I experienced a spurt of energy, so I Googled for us.  :thumleft:


produced by or subjected to sintering (the process of coalescing a powdered material into a solid or porous mass by means of heating without liquefaction).

Thank you, kind sir.

It just so happens that when I bought my last round of pads they only had sintered for the back, but not the front. Now, if only I can remember which was which, I might have been able to gain something from this new knowledge  ::) Possibly why one pair was squeaky as f^c<.
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Offline Superboet

Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2019, 12:00:53 pm »
For shits and giggles, how much does BMW charge for brake pads these days?

When I had my 1200 their prices were laughable so interested what they are now.

Anyone with recent prices?

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Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2019, 01:53:58 pm »
My experience is that the sintered pads are work better for high speed work - I use them on my sportbike. The performance of the braking improves with heat. They also tend to chow disks at a faster rate.

For the dual sport, ceramic pads seem to give better performance. Although, I most recently used ferodo organic pads, and they seem to give good performance and feel. God only knows what on earth "organic" means though.....

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Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2019, 08:02:26 am »
I've seen that generally, looking at non-OEM pads.....you'll look at SBS, EBC & GoldFren, of I which I prefer SBS. But shop around, there are guys importing and selling Brembo pads for a bit less than the dealerships.
I know SBS also has wide range of brake discs for most models. I recently replaced a rear OEM disc with a SBS disc for a fraction of the cost.
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Re: Non - OEM brake pads
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2019, 09:02:50 am »
I just had a look at Motorworks as a price comparison, I use Ferodo Organic for reference: :peepwall:
EBC or Ferodo Organic: R324/side
EBC or Ferodo Sintered: R432/side
Brembo Organic: R475/side
Brembo Sintered: R583/side
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