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      01-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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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,

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      01-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Autozone, pep boys, etc.
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not need for OEM parts... i would buy non dusty brake pads
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      01-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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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.
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      01-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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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_
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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
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      01-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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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,

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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germanautoparts.com Good guys, good prices, and selection from OEM to aftermarket. They always send a neat little decal with order too!
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      01-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #12
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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.

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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
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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.
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I got my parts from Tischer (getbmw parts.com) very complete package and OEM parts
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I bought my last set from http://www.bavauto.com/
I bought the Cool Carbons... Low brake dust and they brake well.
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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!

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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.
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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

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http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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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?
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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.
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+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
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