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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:41 AM
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Exclamation Brake Pads? (Advice wanted)

I posted a topic a little bit ago regarding brake pads and no responses now I would like some input on what I should replace my old pads with both front and rear and of they would come with brake pad sensors.

Car is a 1988 BMW 325i convertible

Also would like to know, if there is a place I can purchase an Auto Stick shiffter as mine has recently broke
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:36 PM
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Depends what kind of driving you do.. If your racing on the weekend and not driving the car during the week then use Hawk pads. If your mostly daily driving then Wagner Thermoquiets are nice Part number MX493 for the front and MX279 for the rear. If you do a mix then Centric brakes is some of the best oem style pads and rotor I've ever put on.

front pad sensor 116.34003 and rear is 116.34002 about 5 bucks a piece. Centric part numbers.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:39 PM
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:25 PM
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i had a nice setup, mainly for dd and quick runs up and down mountains, centric posiquiet ceramic pads and brembo blank rotors front, stock rotors and pads rear. abs didnt work so i had a great feel of the pedal
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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Depends what kind of driving you do.. If your racing on the weekend and not driving the car during the week then use Hawk pads. If your mostly daily driving then Wagner Thermoquiets are nice Part number MX493 for the front and MX279 for the rear. If you do a mix then Centric brakes is some of the best oem style pads and rotor I've ever put on.

front pad sensor 116.34003 and rear is 116.34002 about 5 bucks a piece. Centric part numbers.
Thank you, and I dont race but I'd prefer to get a better combo with new rotors and pads, as I do tend to have a heavy foot at times.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:21 PM
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Thank you, and I dont race but I'd prefer to get a better combo with new rotors and pads, as I do tend to have a heavy foot at times.
All good info thus far. I prefer OEM pads on a stock car.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 PM
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On my vert I'm running Pagid pads and Meyle rotors (LINK), it's a great combo for a weekend cruiser. On the coupe I'm running Hawk HPS pads and Meyle rotors (LINK), the Hawk pads are plenty mellow around town but when I'm running around the twisty back roads out in hill country they provided great braking force and are very very difficult to fade on the street.


As for the shifter for the auto trans 25161216905 is the current active part number. I have it available HERE.


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