Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)

E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
E85 Z4 Roadster, E86 Z4 Coupe, E85 Z4 M Roadster, and E86 Z4 M Coupe talk with our BMW gurus here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-15-2012, 04:15 PM
willywonka2000 willywonka2000 is offline
Registered User
Location: McAlester, Oklahoma, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 2006 Z4 3.0si
What brake pads and rotors should I buy?

Someone please advise me here, I drive a 2006 BMW Z4 3.0si Roadster, I am about to purchase new rotors and pads, not looking for anything fancy, just need to replace. Where should I buy my rotors and pads. All four. On a side not some ass backed into my rear bumper this evening I found it when I got off work. It's just a scratch but its my only defect so far, I'm sick to my stomach.

Thank you

Willy
__________________
2006 Z4 3.0si

Last edited by willywonka2000; 10-15-2012 at 06:46 PM. Reason: title
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 10-15-2012, 06:53 PM
Pinecone's Avatar
Pinecone Pinecone is offline
M Mad
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 10,480
Mein Auto: M Roadster/M3
Many threads on this in the forum.
__________________
Terry Carraway

'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-16-2012, 03:35 AM
Mikey48 Mikey48 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Charleston,S.C.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 423
Mein Auto: BMW Z4 3.0
Willy , if you want to get rid of all the brake dust that piles up on your front rims go with Ceramic pads. They cost a little more but are well worth it. Sorry about the jerk backing into your Z. You have to be very careful where you park these cars. I always park far away from everybody else. I have been lucky so far. I got my Brake rotors and my Ceramic pads off of ebay the motors section a few years ago and have had great results. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-16-2012, 06:49 AM
STIHLBOLTS STIHLBOLTS is offline
Hat's On, Tops Down!
Location: Georiga
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,031
Mein Auto: 2008 Z4MR
Sorry to hear about the fender bender. There have been a couple of storys in here about that kind of issue.
__________________

2008 Z4M Roadster
BMWCCA/ZSCCA Member
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2012, 06:04 AM
rcleme05's Avatar
rcleme05 rcleme05 is offline
Some Say...he apexes late
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 134
Mein Auto: Z4MR
Factory rotors are fine. Try the Cool Carbon pads, or EBC Greens if you're on a budget.
Bavarian Auto, Tischer online or Turner motorosport all sell rotors.
__________________
--Triple Black '06 Z4MR, Remus, V1, 3.91 gears, CDV, KWs, UUC, Mason Engineering Clutch. Zip 90034 -- Z4M Flickr Gallery
-- All head gaskets die; only some have truly lived!--
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-17-2012, 07:06 AM
john@eac john@eac is offline
Past Sponsor
Location: Ohio
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 207
Mein Auto: Many
Take a look at our web site and at least check prices.http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...ge/31/2006/676
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2012, 07:45 AM
rsutoratosu rsutoratosu is offline
Registered User
Location: Nassau
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 94
Mein Auto: Z4
I myself use cool carbon but heard akebono was pretty good or better. I have yet to try them but with my driving, it'll probably take me 2-3 years to wear this set out
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-17-2012, 11:57 AM
ECSTuning's Avatar
ECSTuning ECSTuning is offline
Instructor of the Stig™
Location: Wadsworth, Ohio
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,044
Mein Auto: Hover Car on Wheels
Hawk HPS pads (LINK) are one of our most popular ones for the 3.0si. They are a great performance street pad which is also a low dusting ceramic pad.

For rotors Brembo blanks are very popular for the 3.0si. HERE is a link to them.


__________________

Have questions? Need answers? Live Chat us! 8:30am to 12:00am Midnight EST
sales@ecstuning.com | customerservice@ecstuning.com
Customer Service Hours: M - F 8:00am - 8:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
Sales Team Hours: M - F 8:00am - 11:00pm EST | Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm EST
800.924.5172 | OEM BMW Part Number Search
Do you love surveys? Click HERE to take our Customer Satisfaction Survey!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-17-2012, 12:59 PM
dadmog dadmog is offline
Registered User
Location: plano tx.
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 65
Mein Auto: 98 MZ3
Like Akebonos

I've had good luck with Akebono Euro ceramic pads and OEM Brembo or Zimmerman rotors. Next time, though, I'd get rotors that have (cadmium?) coated hats...less visible rust.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-26-2012, 02:02 PM
goeslikeschnell goeslikeschnell is offline
Registered User
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 2006 Z4 3.0si roadster
i just put centric/stoptech cross drilled rotors and cool carbon pads on my 3.0si and really like them. Very little dust and great stopping power, plus the cross drilled rotors look great with the two piece wheels.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms