Originally Posted by gds52
Thanks man. The info is helpful.
My friend with similar car is also looking to replace the brakes.
We are talking about DIO (doing it ourselves) :-).
I will not go to outside shop just to save $100. Dealership is better in that case and I can also get a loaner
Anytime. Not sure how handy you are but as long as you have the right tools (sockets, torque wrench, jack and stands) it is really quite easy (if a bit dirty) and quite satisfying to tackle it yourself. There are helpful DIY videos on bavauto.com. The car in the videos is an E36 M3 but all BMW brakes are essentially the same except for slightly different socket sizes, etc.