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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:38 PM
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Rebate on Bosch Brake Pads

FYI - Purchased new pads from Autohaus - Bosch QuietCast™ and rec'd a $15 rebate per pair - so after rebates it's front & rear pads for ~$38 total

BTW - very easy replacement - easier than most cars I've done - thanks for the forum's help. (I already had a 7MM)
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FYI - Purchased new pads from Autohaus - Bosch QuietCast™ and rec'd a $15 rebate per pair - so after rebates it's front & rear pads for ~$38 total

BTW - very easy replacement - easier than most cars I've done - thanks for the forum's help. (I already had a 7MM)
Would you kindly snap a photo of the friction ratings for this thread?
- What friction grade (e.g., EE, FF, EF, etc.) is recommended for BMW E39 brake pads (1) (2)

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- What brake pads are recommended for street use on the E39
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:20 PM
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Will do this weekend.
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Here's the brake pads - no friction rating on the sides - here's the only marking:
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Those pads are the first FE pads I've ever seen posted to Bimmerfest!

I don't want to rain on your parade, but, FE, I think, is below OEM standards, which are FF.

The implication is that your cold braking will be up to OEM standards, but, your hot braking might not be.

However, others, with more experience than I have, might explain the implications of FE versus OEM FF better and more accurately.

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