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      02-12-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Front brake pads replacement


My 09 N54 coupe has approx 57K and its due for the replacement of the front brake pads. I had the dealership quote me $265 for the replacement including the pads, sensors and labor. Do you think its worthwhile?

I looked for some stoptech pads and found the pair for $75 at Amazon with free shipment. Also, I've heard that the sensors are $25 each at bavauto. So thats about $125 in parts plus maybe $50 in labor at an outside shop. Total $175! My question is, do the sensors need to be replaced with the pads? Has anyone been able to reuse the original? Have anyone found them cheaper elsewhere? Finally, is the sensor replacement something difficult or is it straightforward? I may consider doing the replacement myself...

Thanks for your help!
09' N54 335I Alpine White w/Coral Red Interior and Brushed Aluminum Trim/Sport Premium Package/Comfort Access/6 AT Steptronic/JB4 G5/BMS DCI/AR 3" Downpipes with Race CAT/ER Charge Pipe with Synapse BOV/2nd CAT Delete/M Tech Front Lip/M3 Rear Lip Spoiler