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sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 09:15 AM

Rear Brake pads
 
Hi,

I've to change my rear brake pads due in 4300 mi , do i need to go the dealer or prefer some ext known mechanic and what would be the total cost ?

Regards,

Sandeep.

Tom K. 01-16-2013 09:52 AM

If you are still under the original warranty, brakes are included in covered maintenance so have your dealer handle it for free!

If not, you can have them done anywhere - cost (including rotors) from a dealer should be around $600 to $800.

Tom

Princeton 01-16-2013 10:08 AM

My parts cost $225 (purchased myself), indy labor $180, total $415.

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 10:11 AM

Thanks Tom, my 335 was not under original warranty but was on CPO , i dont think CPO will cover it, so would you recommend to do it any where else other than dealer??

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 10:12 AM

Priceton can you pleae give me the specs for 335i -09 rear brake pads??

Princeton 01-16-2013 10:52 AM

I bought Akebono Euro ceramic pads. Amazon has them, also TireRack. Just enter the specifics for your car - and the correct ones will be selected.

Princeton 01-16-2013 10:53 AM

Also, my parts included rotors. I recommend Zimmerman coated rotors as they won't stick to the wheels.

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 11:30 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Akebono-EUR918...1&s=automotive

here i found some would this be recommended as well also do i need to get the rotors??

smassey321 01-16-2013 11:34 AM

I doubt you need rear rotors. Mine were still fine at 75k miles.

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 11:49 AM

it just had 33k on it...and showing rear brake pads change alert...

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 11:52 AM

the change due in 4600 mi, would that be anormal thing to change around 38k??

laser 01-16-2013 11:56 AM

In ATL Kaufmann Tire can do your brakes and will charge you a fair price compared to the dealer.

fun2drive 01-16-2013 12:07 PM

No 33K isn't unusal for rear brakes because it depends on what driving has been done.
However I strongly suggest you go to an Indy as mentioned above and have them check the pad thickness.
The BMW pad computer isn't perfect and you might or might not need pads.
I would go with OEM pads if your car is a 2009 or older since they don't dust but if a 2007 like mine or a 2008 I would go with ceramic pads like Akebono or Cool Carbons which will not dust much but still have good brake modulation...

sandeepkarna 01-16-2013 12:10 PM

Thanks so much.

David1 01-16-2013 12:12 PM

Stay away from the cool carbons. I have them on they are lousy.

ModBargains.com 01-18-2013 10:34 AM

I'd recommend that you check out the StopTech Street Performance brake pads. They are one of the most affordable brake pads on the market, as well as having one of the most advanced stopping power. They also make replacement rotors and you can choose between blank, drilled, slotted, and drilled & slotted patterns. For those of you who actually need to do a complete brake job, you might want to also check out the StopTech stage 2 brake upgrade kit which includes rotors, pads, ss lines, and fluids for a brake job for much less vs what the dealer would charge!

rmnelson12 01-19-2013 10:13 AM

Under the BMW Maintenance Program, when they replace the rear (or front) brake pads, do they also replace the rotors? Mine are pretty rusty around the inner wheel base

smassey321 01-19-2013 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rmnelson12 (Post 7324075)
Under the BMW Maintenance Program, when they replace the rear (or front) brake pads, do they also replace the rotors? Mine are pretty rusty around the inner wheel base

In the past they always replaced the rotors. Now it seems they only replace the rotors when they are below the minimum thickness.

dallas70 01-20-2013 10:18 PM

The instrument panel directed rear pad replacement a few months ago on my '06 with ~58k miles. Had it done at the dealership; also checked the rotors and they said they were still good. Cost out the door was $344 (half of that was labor). I've replaced brakes once before in my younger days; it was enough of a chore that I don't mind paying ~$175 in labor for a brake job every 50k miles.

CALWATERBOY 01-21-2013 04:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rmnelson12 (Post 7324075)
Under the BMW Maintenance Program, when they replace the rear (or front) brake pads, do they also replace the rotors? Mine are pretty rusty around the inner wheel base


Of no concern.

OP, this is a simple job -why not get to know your vehicle with a DIY?

It is good to acquire skill.

Boraxo 01-28-2013 04:16 PM

I am being quoted $1100-$1200 for replacement of both front and rear brake pads and rotors. The rear are slightly cheaper. About 75% of this is for materials - looks like a good markup as the online prices are $210-240 per axel for the pads/rotors. Of course the dealer is about $100-200 more.

Princeton 01-28-2013 06:12 PM

Pads and rotors (Akebono & Zimmerman coated) can be had (335xi) for $225 an axle - delivered.

SD Z4MR 01-28-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandeepkarna (Post 7317652)
Priceton can you pleae give me the specs for 335i -09 rear brake pads??

Why don't you update your "Mein Auto " to indicate that your 335i is a 2009? Then no one has to guess or ask.

sandeepkarna 01-29-2013 08:28 AM

yea its 2009 335i model...


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