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      12-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hi all...
I have a 2007 335i that needs new Rotors & Pads, I did some research and I found this offer on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...p2045653.m1253
Has anyone ever installed Rotors & Pads other then OEM parts on their BMW? If yes, what was your experience?
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You may get more feedback in the Suspension/Brake sub forum. Many folks have gone w/aftermarket rotors/pads.
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I've used those brakes on my truck. They're really great for the price. China made but still very good.
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You may get more feedback in the Suspension/Brake sub forum. Many folks have gone w/aftermarket rotors/pads.
Thank you, I just open the same topic there as well.
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sounds good looks good... let us know how they turn out for you
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Here's my 2-cents on the subject. I'd never knowingly put cheap Chinese-made parts on any of my cars. The Chinese have proven that they can't make small appliances, pet food, toothpaste, or even children's toys correctly, so why would anyone trust them to make one of the most important components on a car correctly? Especially the brakes on a performance car like a BMW. I also don't like the thought of sending American dollars (and jobs) to communist China in order to "save" a few dollars on shoddy, unreliable products that wear out, break and need to be replaced much sooner than higher quality American, European or Japanese products. It's been my experience that you usually get what you pay for and buying cheap, shoddy Chinese-made brakes will almost certainly end up costing you more in the long run...
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Here's my 2-cents on the subject. I'd never knowingly put cheap Chinese-made parts on any of my cars. The Chinese have proven that they can't make small appliances, pet food, toothpaste, or even children's toys correctly, so why would anyone trust them to make one of the most important components on a car correctly? Especially the brakes on a performance car like a BMW. I also don't like the thought of sending American dollars (and jobs) to communist China in order to "save" a few dollars on shoddy, unreliable products that wear out, break and need to be replaced much sooner than higher quality American, European or Japanese products. It's been my experience that you usually get what you pay for and buying cheap, shoddy Chinese-made brakes will almost certainly end up costing you more in the long run...
I don't believe he asked for your political opinion here. It's funny how you judge a country that is at least 5,000 years old, from one that is only 400 years old, and that was discovered. WTF?
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Hi all...
I have a 2007 335i that needs new Rotors & Pads, I did some research and I found this offer on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...p2045653.m1253
Has anyone ever installed Rotors & Pads other then OEM parts on their BMW? If yes, what was your experience?
Ebay headers, rotors, pads, or whatever, are not what you want. If something's cheap, it's cheap for a reason. Buy Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors, and Textar pads, if you want great priced performance rotors.
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      12-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #9
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Haha I should have read your post. I posted a new thread right after you. I am shopping for the same product.
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my brother has them on his eclipse. They're quite heavy.
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Here's my 2-cents on the subject. I'd never knowingly put cheap Chinese-made parts on any of my cars. The Chinese have proven that they can't make small appliances, pet food, toothpaste, or even children's toys correctly, so why would anyone trust them to make one of the most important components on a car correctly? Especially the brakes on a performance car like a BMW. I also don't like the thought of sending American dollars (and jobs) to communist China in order to "save" a few dollars on shoddy, unreliable products that wear out, break and need to be replaced much sooner than higher quality American, European or Japanese products. It's been my experience that you usually get what you pay for and buying cheap, shoddy Chinese-made brakes will almost certainly end up costing you more in the long run...
Damn right.

You almost always get what you pay for.
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Damn right.

You almost always get what you pay for.
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It's funny because if I didn't mention "Hecho en China" the responses would be different.


Like I said, I have hands on experience with these brakes and they are great for the price. They're not Brembo's..but they work well.
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Oh man. I have this exact pair of rotors sitting in my garage. Comes with lifetime guarantee against warping, right?

I had these installed by a BMW certified mechanic friend of mine. Followed bedding instructions that come with it.

Rotors warped slightly over 1000 miles. Got progressively worse every mile after. I called up company and explained situation. They said that I had to prove I installed them correctly for them to honor lifetime warranty against warping.

How am I supposed to prove I installed them correctly other than saying I had a mechanic follow the instructions? Took rotors off, spent more money on new own rotors and pads. As another poster said, my brake job ended up being more expensive long-run.

Rotors are just lighter than boat anchors. Thinking of using them as weights for at-home exercises.

Just go oem and save yourself the head ache
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are aftermarket brakes much worse than OEM?
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I don't believe he asked for your political opinion here. It's funny how you judge a country that is at least 5,000 years old, from one that is only 400 years old, and that was discovered. WTF?
Reading comprehension grade: F. No countries were "judged", just the quality of their consumer products.

Math grade: F. America + Japan + Europe (consisting of 50 independent countries) = 52 countries that I suggested produce superior products to China; not “one [country] that is only 400 years old”.

History grade: F. Chinese, Japanese, European and ancient Native American cultures all began developing at around the same time period after the last Ice Age (much longer than "400 years" ago).
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Thank you, thank you!

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Oh man. I have this exact pair of rotors sitting in my garage. Comes with lifetime guarantee against warping, right?

I had these installed by a BMW certified mechanic friend of mine. Followed bedding instructions that come with it.

Rotors warped slightly over 1000 miles. Got progressively worse every mile after. I called up company and explained situation. They said that I had to prove I installed them correctly for them to honor lifetime warranty against warping.

How am I supposed to prove I installed them correctly other than saying I had a mechanic follow the instructions? Took rotors off, spent more money on new own rotors and pads. As another poster said, my brake job ended up being more expensive long-run.

Rotors are just lighter than boat anchors. Thinking of using them as weights for at-home exercises.

Just go oem and save yourself the head ache
This is what I was looking for, some one with experience on those same rotors and pads, and I agree, you get what you pay.

I will try to buy OEM instead, I just don't know how much will cost me as I could not find them on ebay I will have to call my dealer, but it wont be cheap!

Thx.
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No

I'm trying to find BMW 335i Genuine rotors / pads, so here is the price, not installed.

Called my BMW dealer, and here are the prices:

Front pads: $150.00
Front sensor (needs only one): $35.00
Rear pads: $117.00
Rear sensor (needs only one): $41.00

I found online the original rotors, all 4 for $615.00

Total $958.00 (not installed) + another 2 hours of labor at $110.00/hour = $1,158.00 installed.

I just spoke with a BMW mechanic that will do the rotors / sensors and pads installed for $550.00, that is 1/2 off BMW quote me.

If I was going to buy from china's guys all parts would cost me $283.45 + labor, lets say $150.00 = $433.00 total with non original parts changed by a local mechanic that never worked on a 335i before.

So, I'm super happy :-) Yehhhh!!!!!

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are aftermarket brakes much worse than OEM?
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Country of origin aside - what is your intent with aftermarket? Do you want direct OE replacement that is less expensive or are you looking for performance or less dusting or race brakes? There are many aftermarket options depending on what you are looking for.
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I bought the same setup for my Honda S2000. The rotors and brakes lasted me two years without any problems. I sold the car and got my 335i and they still looked great and better yet worked great the day I sold it.
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