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Old 01-27-2015, 04:45 AM
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Is anybody running this brake brand and set up?

I found these on eBay. What y'all think? Anybody have these? They're complete with the sensors. Let me know, thanks

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:46 AM
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Dang I forgot to post pic. lol
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:27 PM
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I have an 98 740i. I saw the ad also. Planning on getting mine at the end of the month. Trying to get the same ones. We should be good.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:23 PM
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I have an 98 740i. I saw the ad also. Planning on getting mine at the end of the month. Trying to get the same ones. We should be good.
Good to know. I'll be getting mine this Friday. We should take pics of before and after and post em.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:32 PM
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U get what u pay for, so if u think there good for that price have at it. I paid about 70-90 for my front pads alone,(red stuff pads) and about $150 for the front drilled rotors.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:40 PM
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U get what u pay for, so if u think there good for that price have at it. I paid about 70-90 for my front pads alone,(red stuff pads) and about $150 for the front drilled rotors.
What are those red pads for?
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:31 PM
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There's red stuff, green stuff, and yellow.there made by EBC http://m.******************.com/deta...5DP31036C.html
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:34 PM
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I understand most people have a budget to stay within and buying replacement parts straight from BMW is really expensive, but we are talking about a $60K+ German engineered driving machine! Most of us already saved a ton when we purchased the car for pennies on the dollar, why be so cheap to fill it with Chinese parts?

I did the front brakes on my Venture a couple of years ago and spent about $60 a piece on Bosch rotors, wouldn't think about spending less than that for my 7. Pads were about $20 but I'd gladly pay more for the reds to keep my 7's wheels cleaner.


Just a little math for you, I spent $140 just for the front using plain rotors so that would be $280 for all 4 wheels (if the rears were disc brakes). $218 for 4 wheels using drilled & slotted rotors is about 23% cheaper than what I spent on a Chevy...you're going to do that to a BMW?

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Old 01-27-2015, 06:42 PM
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:50 PM
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I understand most people have a budget to stay within and buying replacement parts straight from BMW is really expensive, but we are talking about a $60K+ German engineered driving machine! Most of us already saved a ton when we purchased the car for pennies on the dollar, why be so cheap to fill it with Chinese parts?

I did the front brakes on my Venture a couple of years ago and spent about $60 a piece on Bosch rotors, wouldn't think about spending less than that for my 7. Pads were about $20 but I'd gladly pay more for the reds to keep my 7's wheels cleaner.


Just a little math for you, I spent $140 just for the front using plain rotors so that would be $280 for all 4 wheels (if the rears were disc brakes). $218 for 4 wheels using drilled & slotted rotors is about 23% cheaper than what I spent on a Chevy...you're going to do that to a BMW?
Ok ok got it lol thanks for the info.
And yes they are a blast to drive lol
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Is anybody running this brake brand and set up?

Pretty much if u buy cheap rotors after a few months of being driven and getting wet when it rain they will eventually warp and you'll get the shimmies. When this happen you'll be kicking your self in the azz. Ask me how I know try and focus on the front first and get the rear later, if your on a budget. I'm yet to do the rear rotors and pads but they still have a little life left.

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Old 01-27-2015, 08:34 PM
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Pretty much if u buy cheap rotors after a few months of being driven and getting wet when it rain they will eventually warp and you'll get the shimmies. When this happen you'll be kicking your self in the azz. Ask me how I know
Got it! Quality parts for a unique automobile. Btw, I see you have the same rims, I need a rear center cap. I see different sizes on eBay. Which one should I order?
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Not sure, never had to get one. Measure it and see if u find that size or approx. I think 70mm 2.75in
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:51 PM
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Ok thanks
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:53 PM
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You get what you pay for. A friend bought cheap eBay rotors and pads for her x3 they squeaked from day one until they rusted out and warped I switched them out for akebonos and zimmerman coated rotors she Loves that set up.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:20 PM
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@Swank350
Meant to ask you this before, but since we are already talking about brakes...
I've seen the oversized Brembo $$$ front kit but nothing for the rear. Do you have or have to seen them for the rear?

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I have seen something about all the Roundel's at bavauto.com including for the wheels in many sizes.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:22 PM
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Meant to ask you this before, but since we are already talking about brakes...
I've seen the oversized Brembo $$$ front kit but nothing for the rear. Do you have or have to seen them for the rear?

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I have seen something about all the Roundel's at bavauto.com including for the wheels in many sizes.
Yes I'm on the website right now
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