Originally Posted by 1N54E92
Yeah, it seems like a rip off. My E92 had 29,000 miles when I sold it and did not need brakes. The new owner had it inspected and it passed without any brake work being required. You can buy the BMW OEM parts for about $600 ( pads and rotors for 4 ) and have a indy shop install it for $200.Total of $800 for all .
^ This. At Tunermotorsport, they have a full rotor/pad upgrade kit for $500. So if indy installed, maybe $200. So $800 would be tops.
I'm not very garage talented, but I will learn to do the simple things like brakes and fluids to save as much as I can long term.
My CPO (bought at 32k) had its front brakes done at 35k and I just hit 50k and the rears are still good. Tischer gives 15% off parts, so if you take to a dealer you are paying 15% more for the parts right off the bat. Then, you are paying BMW hourly rates of possibly $125+ vs around $80 an hour at some indy shops. That's a few hundred dollar difference right there.