E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Where do you buy brake parts?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
Blue_76
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia

Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)

Where do you buy brake parts?

My daughters 2006 325i needs new brakes. Dealer wants $850 for pads, sensors and rotors. Is there somewhere that sells good replacement parts more reasonable?

No need for any kind of performance upgrade.... just brakes as good as OEM

Thanks,

Greg
Blue_76 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
08AWD335
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 08 335XI
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NJ

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

Autozone, pep boys, etc.
08AWD335 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
gunsekun
Banned
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: your mom's

Posts: 714
iTrader: (0)

not need for OEM parts... i would buy non dusty brake pads
gunsekun is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
Jeff@TopGearSolutions
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Jeff@TopGearSolutions's Avatar
 
Drives: C6 Z06, GSXR-750, 09 335i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TopGearSolutions.com

Posts: 16,432
iTrader: (31)

Send a message via AIM to Jeff@TopGearSolutions
You can go to any general parts store but if you are changing them why not stop a little better.

The HAWK HPS and Hawk Ceramic brake pads offer more bite and the ceramic have low dust. They meet or exceed OEM specification and priced competitively.
Jeff@TopGearSolutions is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
gunsekun
Banned
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: your mom's

Posts: 714
iTrader: (0)

Here .. i did all the work for you

Front brake pads http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-jntbtZ8ko29
Back brake pads http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...9_319514_1610_
F
Front Rotor http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-jntbtZ8knrq
Back Rotor http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-jntbtZ8knrr
sensor http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...297197_0_6064_


All for $240 +Tax + shipping...
go to an indy shop(good one) and they would charge you around 100-150 fo labor
gunsekun is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
Blue_76
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia

Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)

Geesh... Didnt expect all that. Thanks for the info. I had one mechanic tell me he would only install OEM parts on a BMW. So I thought I would just do this myself... it doesnt look very hard.

Thanks again,

Greg
Blue_76 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
gunsekun
Banned
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: your mom's

Posts: 714
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_76 View Post
Geesh... Didnt expect all that. Thanks for the info. I had one mechanic tell me he would only install OEM parts on a BMW. So I thought I would just do this myself... it doesnt look very hard.

Thanks again,

Greg
Don;t put ur daughter's life in danger!
gunsekun is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #8
gunsekun
Banned
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: your mom's

Posts: 714
iTrader: (0)

BTW.. DO NOT FUCKING TRUST MECHANICS!.. THEY LIKE TO LIE TO YOU BY SAYING THEY WILL ONLY PUT OEM where they are actually buying china made parts and bill u for an OEM price...

Mechanics are the worst effing liars.
gunsekun is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
BMWSOZE
Smooth Operator
 
BMWSOZE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335I
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charlotte NC

Posts: 139
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsekun View Post
BTW.. DO NOT FUCKING TRUST MECHANICS!.. THEY LIKE TO LIE TO YOU BY SAYING THEY WILL ONLY PUT OEM where they are actually buying china made parts and bill u for an OEM price...

Mechanics are the worst effing liars.
Translated:
BTW.. DO NOT FUCKING TRUST MECHANICS YOU DONT KNOW OR HAVENT BEEN RECOMMENED!.. THEY LIKE TO LIE TO YOU BY SAYING THEY WILL ONLY PUT OEM where they are actually buying china made parts and bill u for an OEM price if they are not reputable ...

Shady Mechanics are the worst effing liars
BMWSOZE is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
incantana
Captain
 
incantana's Avatar
 
Drives: TiAg 330i; 08 Yam R6
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 643
iTrader: (3)

Bought all my brake parts from fcpeuro dot com. Get the low dust pads, they are excellent. I believe they are called akebono or something. Prices there are pretty good too and the people that run it are helpful. I am by no means an expert at car repairs and i would NEVER consider going to a mechanic for a brake job. Its just wayy too easy to do yourself.
incantana is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
overheadvalve
Private
 
Drives: 2011 335I Coupe/2012 X5 35i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Iowa

Posts: 90
iTrader: (0)

germanautoparts.com Good guys, good prices, and selection from OEM to aftermarket. They always send a neat little decal with order too!
overheadvalve is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #12
Blue_76
New Member
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia

Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)

I am a pretty good mechanic... never worked on a BMW much but I have restored a few cars and trucks in my 49 years.

Gre
Blue_76 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 06:26 PM   #13
crashoverride
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: na
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: na

Posts: 201
iTrader: (0)

Brakes are very easy to do on your own.. Only issue I had was a bit of rust locking up that itty bitty screw on the rotor.... The aftermarket brakes are much better in my opinion than the factory less dust better quality much lower in price rust painted protection on rotors etc
crashoverride is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 06:40 PM   #14
Healey3000
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 328i, with 3 pedals
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, USA

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_76 View Post
My daughters 2006 325i needs new brakes. Dealer wants $850 for pads, sensors and rotors. Is there somewhere that sells good replacement parts more reasonable?

No need for any kind of performance upgrade.... just brakes as good as OEM

Thanks,

Greg
BMAparts.com has excellent parts and service. They are actually BMW enthuiasts and very knowledgeable. I have used them for years and have been a very satisfied customer.
Healey3000 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #15
Bimmer Barney
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2007 335i Sedan
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Posts: 366
iTrader: (4)

I got my parts from Tischer (getbmw parts.com) very complete package and OEM parts
__________________
2007 SGM E90 335i
JB4 G4, Mr.5 Intake, VRSF 7" FMIC, ER Sport Oil Cooler, RB PCV Valve, Cyba Scoops and Quad Tips, 17x9 ET30 and 17x9.5 ET35 Concave Apex Arc 8
Bimmer Barney is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #16
sdp54321
Registered
 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

I bought my last set from http://www.bavauto.com/
I bought the Cool Carbons... Low brake dust and they brake well.
sdp54321 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 03:51 AM   #17
TheGr8Swami
Private First Class
 
TheGr8Swami's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 550i M-Sport w/XDrive
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 167
iTrader: (0)

Shop around online! Vendors like ECSTuning.com, RockAuto.com, GermanAutoParts.com, Import Replacement Parts Company, and a few online BMW vendors have great prices and free shipping which is a must b/c rotors are heavy!
Also being a BMWCCA member will get you discounts on parts and labor from some local dealerships and independent shops so check with your regional chapter!

Good luck!
__________________
2012 550xi MSport - everything but TV's in the head rests!
TheGr8Swami is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 05:35 AM   #18
Efthreeoh
Colonel
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

Posts: 2,915
iTrader: (0)

My advice is to get original BMW equipment parts. A bit more pricey but worth it IMO. I've done two sets of brakes (all four wheels) using OEM parts ordered from Tischer, no problems. Do the pads and rotors.
Efthreeoh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #19
hugus311
Titanium silver + Sport + Premium
 
hugus311's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i (E90)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: west covina 626

Posts: 606
iTrader: (5)

diy
front:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76418

DIY rear
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473763

oem parts
rotors, pads sensor paste and free shipping

front
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

rear
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
hugus311 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #20
hugus311
Titanium silver + Sport + Premium
 
hugus311's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i (E90)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: west covina 626

Posts: 606
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_76 View Post
My daughters 2006 325i needs new brakes. Dealer wants $850 for pads, sensors and rotors. Is there somewhere that sells good replacement parts more reasonable?

No need for any kind of performance upgrade.... just brakes as good as OEM

Thanks,

Greg
850 for all brakes or just front or rear?
hugus311 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #21
Newman028
Private First Class
 
Drives: 07' 328i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta

Posts: 163
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdp54321
I bought my last set from http://www.bavauto.com/
I bought the Cool Carbons... Low brake dust and they brake well.
+1 and just go to auto zone to rent the tool you need to push back the cylinder.
__________________

DEPO V2s - Gloss Black Grills - Gloss Black Vinyl Roof - VMR v710s 19" Matte Black - REMUS Sport Exhuast w/ Resonator Delete - Siberian Husky CoPilot
Newman028 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-08-2013, 07:39 AM   #22
hugus311
Titanium silver + Sport + Premium
 
hugus311's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i (E90)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: west covina 626

Posts: 606
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newman028 View Post
+1 and just go to auto zone to rent the tool you need to push back the cylinder.
http://www.harborfreight.com/disc-br...sor-68973.html
hugus311 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST