I finally got around to fitting a full set of Tarox G88 discs and EBC GreenStuff pads.
The discs cost £275 for the four from www.motorsportworld.co.uk and are a direct replacement for the standard discs. The pads can be found for good prices on eBay.
Armed with the Bentley manual and some shiny new tools it took about an hour to change the fronts. The rears took more like two hours due to the difficulty of getting the pistons to retract. BMW use a special tool but someone mentioned you can do it with long nose pliers - what a great piece of advice
The only tricky thing is getting the pads to retract enough to get them over the ridge in the discs.
Here are a couple of pics. Fire away if you have any questions.
Now you've just got to take care in bedding them in so that you don't cause premature warping of the rotors down the line. Also, I have found that their braking performance improves greatly with miles of use and with HEAT.
If the pads are a little squeaky like mine were, you may have to put anti-squeal backing on the back of the greenstuff pads; check my gallery to see what I mean
Otherwise, enjoy vastly improved braking performance over stock! (especially on track).
Its not made a difference to braking yet because they need 2-300 miles bedding in. They should make a good improvement over standard but obviously can't be compared to the big brake conversions.
Tools: Jack, Axle Stands, Wheel brace, Torx socket set, breaker bar, hammer (rubber), copper grease, wire brush, long nose pliers (to retract rear cylinder). The single most important thing is the Bentley manual. Would have been stuck without it.
The older your discs the harder the job is going to be be. Mine were two years old and it wasn't too bad.
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