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      06-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Stock Brakes

My wife has a 06 325i and it will be needing front brakes soon. It's just a daily driver so stock is fine with her.
What would you recommend?
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My wife has a 06 325i and it will be needing front brakes soon. It's just a daily driver so stock is fine with her.
What would you recommend?
THANKS,
Jody in Tallahassee
If OEM is fine with her and there's no other features that other brands have that she wants, then get OEM. I just changed my pads on my 06 325i for the first time and I went with Cool Carbons S/T. They cost about the same as OEM and features lower brake dust and higher performance.

Something you might look into prior to changing the front pads though is to inspect and see if the rear pads need to be changed also. On my 325i, the rear pads had about 3 times more wear than the fronts with the same mileage. If you are using the CBS to determine when you need brake pads, I also suggest that you have someone visually inspect the pads. In my case, the CBS was way off for the fronts and somewhat accurate for the rears.
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THANKS Brad,

OEM is fine, I should have asked where to shop for parts too? I do not want to deal with the dealership, major rip-off here in my town. Do you have a suggestion?
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If OEM is fine with her and there's no other features that other brands have that she wants, then get OEM. I just changed my pads on my 06 325i for the first time and I went with Cool Carbons S/T. They cost about the same as OEM and features lower brake dust and higher performance.

Something you might look into prior to changing the front pads though is to inspect and see if the rear pads need to be changed also. On my 325i, the rear pads had about 3 times more wear than the fronts with the same mileage. If you are using the CBS to determine when you need brake pads, I also suggest that you have someone visually inspect the pads. In my case, the CBS was way off for the fronts and somewhat accurate for the rears.
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www.getbmwparts.com in general as good stuff.

Here's their package on front rotors pads and sensor:
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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