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Old 03-30-2014, 12:51 PM
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E70 Brake Kit... What do you think.....?

Has anyone used these????


I am guessing I can just buy the sensors separate, what do you think?.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Major downgrade in performance and service life.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:12 PM
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I guess it's a simply "get what you pay for" scenario.

Can someone recommend something decent? The budget doesn't call for brembo so...
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:46 PM
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Buy some known brand rotors/pads instead of eBay. If OEM is too expensive, then get Stoptech, etc. I have never replaced brakes for my X5 so I don't know whats available, but definitely not eBay [email protected]#$s.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:03 PM
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I recently did a full brake job front and rear. My front rotors were warped due to me replacing my pads with EBC red stuff ceramic. Horrible pads and warped my rotors within 4 months. I got Texstar rotors and Akebono pads and am very happy with the setup. I paid around $415 for for front and rear rotors and pads including the sensors and rotor hold down screws.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:05 PM
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I have gone through a lot of Zimmerman rotors and they work well. I got some ATEs as well and they work.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 PM
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Put those on my 335 and 525. Fucking hate them. Not sure if it's the ceramic pads or the lack of friction surface area of a slotted and drilled rotor. But they have no bite. They always feel faded.
It's hard with BMW bc the OEM brakes have do much bite.
I think pads make more of a difference them rotors. Get textar pads as they are the un branded OEM. And just any OE rotor. Zimmerman are ok but their coating is a gimmick. It wares off immediately
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