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      05-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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$1200 for front brake pads?

Now that my car is out of its factory warranty the BMW dealer quoted me $1200 for the front brake pads?!? Are these people insane or what? This seems way to high of a price. Whats the avergae price for OEM pads? I will get another quote from an independent shop this week
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WOW.

They meant $120?

The pads alone on Tirerack are under $100 for front set.
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They probably mean pads and rotors? Then I could see that price (at the dealer).

I paid about that much for new pads AND rotors for all 4 (at an Indy).
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Hey, if you can't afford the maintenance on a BMW then why did you buy one?

J/K I think there was a decimal point problem with that quote...
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the incorrect price you were quoted by the dealer. That or possible rotors were included. The dealer is a complete rip-off, but that price is just completely unbelievable.
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Pads: $148.00
Rotors: $178.00 x 2 = $356
Sensors: $26.22 x 2 = $52.44
Other Misc: $20.00
Total: $576.44 -> $600 just in parts.

Obv. the above figure is MSRP parts that are OEM from bmw.

Labor at $180/hr = 3.3 hours total + parts above at MSRP = $1,2xx.xx

For reference I just paid $645 for my rear brakes to be done at the dealer.
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I'd love to do your brakes for $500 in the rear. lol
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Pads: $148.00
Rotors: $178.00 x 2 = $356
Sensors: $26.22 x 2 = $52.44
Other Misc: $20.00
Total: $576.44 -> $600 just in parts.

Obv. the above figure is MSRP parts that are OEM from bmw.

Labor at $180/hr = 3.3 hours total + parts above at MSRP = $1,2xx.xx

For reference I just paid $645 for my rear brakes to be done at the dealer.
I think there is only 1 sensor in the front. Overall, 2 in the car (1 in front and 1 in rear).

Also check out online shops for parts they are much cheaper even OEM. Example, rockauto.com
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I think there is only 1 sensor in the front. Overall, 2 in the car (1 in front and 1 in rear).

Also check out online shops for parts they are much cheaper even OEM. Example, rockauto.com
One sensor..hmm..no wonder I only paid for a single sensor at bmw.



thought I made it out ahead.
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I'd love to do you for $500 in the rear. lol
hey hey hey. none of that now.
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hey hey hey. none of that now.
LOL, I just realized the wording. Oh god...
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Pads: $148.00
Rotors: $178.00 x 2 = $356
Sensors: $26.22 x 2 = $52.44
Other Misc: $20.00
Total: $576.44 -> $600 just in parts.

Obv. the above figure is MSRP parts that are OEM from bmw.

Labor at $180/hr = 3.3 hours total + parts above at MSRP = $1,2xx.xx

For reference I just paid $645 for my rear brakes to be done at the dealer.
thats insane!

i got brand new stoptech rotors and pads, front and back, and had my brake calipers painted professionaly, for 740$ parts and labor total. Labor was only 230$ at my indy shop.
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Now that my car is out of its factory warranty the BMW dealer quoted me $1200 for the front brake pads?!? Are these people insane or what? This seems way to high of a price. Whats the avergae price for OEM pads? I will get another quote from an independent shop this week
Whoever gave you that quote should be hung and the shop burnt to the ground.
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One sensor..hmm..no wonder I only paid for a single sensor at bmw.



thought I made it out ahead.
oh the feeling huh. Yea 1 on front drivers side and 1 rear passenger. When sensors go out also pads are close to half worn.
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Ya disc brakes are simple, do them yourself. Saves you 50%.
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thats insane!

i got brand new stoptech rotors and pads, front and back, and had my brake calipers painted professionaly, for 740$ parts and labor total. Labor was only 230$ at my indy shop.
I needed them to stay in warranty. I have my cpo platinum and I kinda want to keep it...long story short...
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I bought front/rear aftermarket brakes for $143 after discounts, and several independent shop only wanted $200 to change rear/front brakes including resurfacing the rotors. I decided to grab some friends and changed it myself.
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$1200?! Puff-puff pass man. Go see an indy.
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Very easy to diy... Did all four pads/rotors/sensors for 450$ myself in 3 hours with jack stands...
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