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Old 09-26-2009, 05:44 PM
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where do you buy your parts?

got the "check brake lining" a couple days ago. now that im out of cpo, there is no way in hell im going back to the stealership to get my brakes done. i understand that everything should be replaced (pads, rotors, and sensors).

my question is where do you buy your parts online?
also, what do you recommend for a 2003 bmw x5 3.0 in terms of which pads, rotors, and sensors.

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:36 PM
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I would go with OEM brake pads and rotors. Just seems that a lot of people have problems with aftermarket brake equipment.
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I would go with OEM brake pads and rotors. Just seems that a lot of people have problems with aftermarket brake equipment.
i appreciate your input, definitely will do. you think its cheaper to buy the oem parts online or through the dealer directly?
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OEM rotors and sensors, from the dealer.

If the dust doesn't particularly bother you, then OEM pads are the best bet, again from the dealer. I have had good luck with Axxis Deluxe pads (from Zeckhausen Racing) for reduced dust, and similar performance to OEM.
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you can by any part from tischer BMW.... www.getbmwparts.com ( enjoy it)
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got the "check brake lining" a couple days ago. now that im out of cpo, there is no way in hell im going back to the stealership to get my brakes done. i understand that everything should be replaced (pads, rotors, and sensors).

my question is where do you buy your parts online?
also, what do you recommend for a 2003 bmw x5 3.0 in terms of which pads, rotors, and sensors.

THANKS!!
CPO doesnt cover maintance items, so i dont know what your getting at, but if your looking for OEM parts. go to the dealer for them, or from me at cost.
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CPO doesnt cover maintance items, so i dont know what your getting at, but if your looking for OEM parts. go to the dealer for them, or from me at cost.
I got the maintenance package for like 2grand and it covered brake work, oil
changes, and wiper blades
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i just did my brakes and got my pads from the local autoparts store. I did have to goto the stealer for the sensor but it was only $25.
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Find and buy: Rotex GOLD brake pads.

If you want to have your wheels look good for OVER one month without any noticeable brake dust, get these pads.

I put them on my 2001 X5 4.4 Sport, and my 1999 740iL (same part numbers front and rear for both vehicles!)

Best money I ever spent.... (around $70 per vehicle)
Search online for the best price.

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pelicanparts.com (dealer parts or aftermarket available)
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Find and buy: Rotex GOLD brake pads.

If you want to have your wheels look good for OVER one month without any noticeable brake dust, get these pads.

I put them on my 2001 X5 4.4 Sport, and my 1999 740iL (same part numbers front and rear for both vehicles!)

Best money I ever spent.... (around $70 per vehicle)
Search online for the best price.

I buy parts from

pelicanparts.com (dealer parts or aftermarket available)
alloembmwparts.com
bimmerparts.com
How have the Rotex pads been with noise? I only ask because every BMW that comes through the dealer with aftermarket pads squeal like scalded pigs... Also is there any performance difference noticed, for better or worse?
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