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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 03-17-2013, 07:39 AM
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Question Replacement Part Advice.

Hello all, I have another question and this time it is regarding replacement parts

With replacing parts I always try to go O.E or B.M.W as direct replacements now my question is I have to replace my brakes which I already have posted info about and now I will have to do both my struts and shocks.

As for my question it is about both the brakes again and the struts and shocks

Are Bosch Brake pads and rotors a good replacement choice if they meet O.E standards? As they currently have a rebate going on as well.

Get $10 back via mail-in rebate when you purchase 1 brake pad set.

Get $25 back when you purchase 2 brake pad sets.

Get $25 back when you purchase 1 brake pad set and 2 rotors.

Get $50 back when you purchase 2 brake pad sets and 4 rotors

Now I have to wonder has anyone used Bosch brake pads or rotors?

Moreover on to the Struts and Shocks they have Monroe and Rancho Shocks & Struts with rebates as well would this be the best replacement for my struts

http://www.amazon.com/Monroe-72871-S...1&s=automotive

Or is Gabriel Shocks and Struts better than Monroe and Rancho shocks?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/part-finder...&vehicleType=5

Any input is welcomed thank you ahead of time

-Wolfy
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:59 AM
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I am not picky about rotors. I get the least expensive I can find.

For stock E30s I prefer OEM pads.

Shocks... Get Bilsteins. Worth the price of admission, IMO.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:53 PM
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i like brembo blank rotors and the centric pads. struts i go cheap because my car mainly sits in the garage
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:49 AM
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anyone else have input with shocks
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:59 PM
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bosche do brakepads????
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:04 PM
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bosche do brakepads????
what doesnt bosche make?
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:16 PM
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what doesnt bosche make?
i thought they just did electrical stuff. was on thier website after i posted that i didnt know they made all that other stuff too!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:00 PM
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bosche makes almost everything for home and auto. i work for a HVAC company and we carry trane. tranes geothermals are made by bosche. fun fact for the day.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:19 PM
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I have oem pads on the front. They might be good, but too dusty for my liking.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:16 AM
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I installed PBR/Axxis Metal Master from Turner. Very low dust and good DD performance.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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