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Old 09-16-2016, 05:38 PM
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Best brakes for E83

I'm looking at this set to do a full brake job on my 2005 E83, 3.0 L. Does anyone have any experience with these or should I look at something else? Price is a decision point.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:47 PM
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I bought the PowerStop kit from Amazon. Similar kit to that, think I paid ~$300.

The ceramic pads don't have as good of an initial bite and squeak when backing up first thing in the morning, but they made next to no dust, which was nice.

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Old 09-16-2016, 07:11 PM
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Don't have any experience on that kit but when I did my front brakes I got that Akebono Euro pads and they're great. Hardly any brake dust. Got the BMW rotors.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:15 PM
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The Amazon picture says for an E38 (older 7 series) not for an E83.

Anyway, one of those cases of you get what you pay for.

Amazon would say to their supplier in China, "can you do us some rotors and discs for under $200 for a BMW?".

"Do you want anti-rust coating on the rotor hats?" "No doesn't matter, just meet the price target."

"How much runout will you accept on the rotors?" "Doesn't matter, just meet the price target."
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:35 PM
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Power Stop KOE5737 is the kit I installed. $267 on Rock Auto.

Came with front and rear Power Stop Z17 ceramic pads, all four rotors, both brake sensors, and some pad grease.

The rotors weren't coated, but so what? Lots of rotors aren't.

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Old 09-16-2016, 08:34 PM
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Oh yeah I see took wrong pic. What would u suggest?
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:44 PM
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:48 PM
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I tried Duralast on my E46 and they sucked, immediately returned them and ordered BMW pads from ECS. I upgraded to Hawk pads on the 442 when I redesigned the brake system on that car and really like them, but they are pricey. If I ever have to do the pads on the E83 I'll look at those.
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I've been using the akebono Euro - dust free and I can't tell a difference. Last longer but harder in rotors. Worth it
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:56 AM
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I believe I went with the Bosch coated rotors too
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:24 PM
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Power Stop KOE5737 is the kit I installed. $267 on Rock Auto.

Came with front and rear Power Stop Z17 ceramic pads, all four rotors, both brake sensors, and some pad grease.

The rotors weren't coated, but so what? Lots of rotors aren't.

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Ok see it. They are quite? What about dust in real life?
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