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      02-11-2014, 03:54 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
Thanks Ilia. What's your perspective on the Carbotech 1521?
No problem!

The 1521 pad is a very mild compound, intended to enhance a car's demeanor in street driving. Initial bite, overall brake torque, and temperature tolerance should be very similar to the OE BMW pad in the M5, but the brake dust will be reduced substantially. It's a good street pad, but should not be used in a real high performance environment.

Unfortunately I've not been able to test the 1521 compound on the M5 back-to-back against the OE BMW pad- the above info is from my previous experiences with other cars. We've used the XP20, 12, and 10 compounds for high performance track work on the F10 M5 with very good success, but have stuck to those compounds so far.

Originally Posted by MCM5 View Post
I don't track. pads with performance similar to stock, but with much less dust, & no squeal are good enough for me. would 1521 fit such requirements?

Yes, the 1521 compound is exactly that and would work well for you.