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      09-19-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
davyk31
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I deliberated over this one for ages when I needed pads all round for my X5. I'm a great believer in buying original parts and when I don't I generally have some small reason to regret my decision. Priced up the pads and sensors with my dealer, supply only as I got a local garage to fit, they were 280 after 10% discount. ECP I had looked at often and then a special 30% discount offer came on, got me the 4 pads and sensors incl delivery to NI which is more expensive for just over 90. It was a bit of a no brainer to save 200, went for Pagid pads and so far am totally delighted, they feel just like the original and actually are less dusty.

Go for ECP and stick to Pagid / Textar etc which are the OEM brands and you can't go wrong. My local garage fitted all 4 pads for 2 hours labour @ 25/hour = 50 , 2 hours in my dealer would have been near 200. Overall nearly 350 saved and a very reasonable full brake service completed.