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Old 10-02-2009, 09:45 AM
hbsocal.slo hbsocal.slo is offline
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2004 X3 Pads and Rotors - Where to buy?

Hi guys, I'm kinda in a hurry here to sort this out. I'm trying to find the best deal on rotors for my x3. Don't care if its OEM or not, just want a quality rotor for the least amount of $$. I already purchased 2 sets of Akebono pads from tirerack.com sweet deal at $58 front, $67 rear. I also purchased OEM rotors from my dealers website, thinking I was getting two rotors for $130 (It said "Qty 2"). Now that I got the order and found only one front rotor and one rear rotor in the box I called in to customer service to find that its $130 for EACH rotor. I'm gonna return them because I know I found some aftermarket ones for $80 a piece.

Do you guys have any recommendations? Tirerack.com has rotors but the price isn't that attractive as well as the selection, they only seem to carry one brand in the reasonable price range. LINK

Someone in another thread said that Brembo rotors are cheap if you go for a standard vented set, but I have no luck finding a site that sells them.

Where do you guys go for pads and rotors?
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:10 AM
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I've bought pads from Autohauz az - good prices
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:45 PM
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The centric are nice rotors. They have the painted section over the HUB like bmw supplied rotors, so it wont rust and look nasty over time. Ive used them several times on my E46, cant complain about them at all. The Akebono pads are "so so". You wont have the same feel as the BMW supplied pad material, but you will have less dust. I prefer pad feel over everything else, but that's my preference.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:22 PM
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Try German Auto parts, fronts $80.00, rears $59.25

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:48 PM
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What a clever fellow.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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In Germany we love rotors made by ZIMMERMANN because they are producing also perforated (sport) rotors for street cars: http://www.otto-zimmermann.de/index....=47&Itemid=123

I donīt know if they have an online shop but they sell their products also by http://www.duw.de/shop/Bremssysteme/...kel-C2093.html

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