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      08-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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I got a quote on brakes. Does this sound right?

cheapest quote:

Front pads: 129.00
Front Rotors: 119.98
Front Sensors = 23
Labor = 150
tax 38.21

Front = 468.39

Rear Rotors =128.06
Rear Pads = 105.71
Rear Sensors = 27
Labor = 150
Tax = 37.84

Rears = 448.61

Total: 917
with brake fluid flush = 99.50

Grand total = 1016.50
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      08-24-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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None of the individual prices seem crazy. That's not a dealer is it?
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      08-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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None of the individual prices seem crazy. That's not a dealer is it?
No, dealer wanted $1250 without labor included.
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      08-24-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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No, dealer wanted $1250 without labor included.
Should I use this as an opportunity to get performance parts? Are they around the same price/wear?
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      08-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Are those parts BMW or just OEM? There is a difference and it's not just the price between the two. I've tried both route and from this point forward, I'll pay the extra for BMW brand parts only.
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Are those parts BMW or just OEM? There is a difference and it's not just the price between the two. I've tried both route and from this point forward, I'll pay the extra for BMW brand parts only.
What's the difference?
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I didn't know there's a difference between oem and BMW brand. By definition I thought oem = BMW. Either way when it cones to brakes many times u get what u pay for. I've great luck with both brembo and rotora(I think) but they r not cheap.
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I didn't know there's a difference between oem and BMW brand. By definition I thought oem = BMW. Either way when it cones to brakes many times u get what u pay for. I've great luck with both brembo and rotora(I think) but they r not cheap.
Are those performance brakes? Do they last as long as OEM standard brakes?
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Are those performance brakes? Do they last as long as OEM standard brakes?
What qualities are you looking for? For example, I wanted quality cross-drilled rotors when I wore out the originals. I paid a bit more than BMW replacements for my Brembos. However, if BMW had offered cross-drilled rotors as a performance option/accessory, I would have gotten them.
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      08-24-2011, 05:43 PM   #10
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sounds decent.. but shop around still if n e thing do a DIY and save money.. u can get OEM parts cheap from rmeuropean.com i got my brakes there b4 for my e46 and they were cheap.. ordered one day got the next.. and that was with regular shipping lol..
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Ok price to me.

My dealer charges 795$+txs for pads & rotors installed.... not sure about the sensor even if they should.

Last fall I changed my rear pads myself. I kept the rotors; they are good for 2 sets of pads IMO. Soon I will change the front pads with the rotors becasue they seem to be more "eaten".

I cut and taped together the wires of the sensors. I don't care about them.

F/R Akebono pads from TR; 200$ delivered in Canada (taxes, transport and duties). Another 240$ for front rotors.
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      08-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #12
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There's nothing special about our brakes...they're just floating calipers, right? Why not diy. I totally get it that if there's something tricky like a hpfp, don't diy. But these are brakes, right??

I'm approaching 30k and CBS says fronts have 42k left, rears only 20. ridiculous!
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Don't make the mistake of buying cheap brakes. Your stopping ability will be cut in half.
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Don't make the mistake of buying cheap brakes. Your stopping ability will be cut in half.
I get it. How. Puny
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Quality Brakes, as simple as:

1. ATE Rotors (OEM)

2. Pagid Blue Pads (OEM for many of the high performance German makes)

3. OEM sensors (duh)

I'd avoid the "high performance" after-market rotors. Most are cheap, made-in-China, crap that will increase stop distance and not last as long.
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Oem original equipment manufacturer. Meaning they make the part for bmw but does not come in a bmw box.
Oe original equipment meaning they come in the bmw box
I say most of the time oem and oe are the same parts, just different boxes.

Where in CA are you from?

To give you an idea, we charge $150 for labor, Oem parts rotors $90 each pads $95set. Sensors are $25. Price for front and rear are almost the same so x2 for both

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DIY, simple
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What qualities are you looking for? For example, I wanted quality cross-drilled rotors when I wore out the originals. I paid a bit more than BMW replacements for my Brembos. However, if BMW had offered cross-drilled rotors as a performance option/accessory, I would have gotten them.
Sorry to hijack the thread.. But 175k miles on 335i!!! Wow...did have you turbo replaced? And how many set of tires did u replaced?
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Do you think changing brakes would be fairly easy for a newb DIYer if I follow a post from the DIY section? Would save a ton of $.
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are you afraid to get your hands dirty?

Just do it yourself dude, your in cali i'm sure on of the members would be glad to help you out for alot less than 1k.
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glad I got this done for free at dealer..... 1k for brakes is big money :-)
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glad I got this done for free at dealer..... 1k for brakes is big money :-)
Maybe so, but just because it was done at a BMW dealership is no better than a $79 job at Pep Boys. I mean it's like saying $500 is a lot for a battery, glad the BMW dealership did it for free. What's the difference? It took me all of 15 min. to change the battery on my Nissan, about 30 min. for the rear brakes, only because I like to look at everything. It's about a 10 min. job. Point is what they gave you is not $1000 worth of goods and services.
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