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Old 01-16-2013, 09:15 AM
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Rear Brake pads

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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 ?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:52 AM
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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.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:08 AM
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My parts cost $225 (purchased myself), indy labor $180, total $415.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:11 AM
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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??
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 AM
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Priceton can you pleae give me the specs for 335i -09 rear brake pads??
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 AM
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:53 AM
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Also, my parts included rotors. I recommend Zimmerman coated rotors as they won't stick to the wheels.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:30 AM
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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??
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:34 AM
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I doubt you need rear rotors. Mine were still fine at 75k miles.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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it just had 33k on it...and showing rear brake pads change alert...
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:52 AM
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the change due in 4600 mi, would that be anormal thing to change around 38k??
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:56 AM
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In ATL Kaufmann Tire can do your brakes and will charge you a fair price compared to the dealer.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:07 PM
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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...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:10 PM
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Thanks so much.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:12 PM
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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!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:13 AM
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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
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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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.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:23 AM
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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:16 PM
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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:12 PM
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Pads and rotors (Akebono & Zimmerman coated) can be had (335xi) for $225 an axle - delivered.
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:28 AM
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yea its 2009 335i model...
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