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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:36 PM
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2004 330xi brake and rotor pad recommendations?

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Old 10-14-2012, 06:57 PM
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Replace when worn... You are welcome
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM
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There`s already a couple thousand "What Brakes ?" threads archived here. Please use the SEARCH function for more info, or scroll backward through the older posts.
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1.) Most will say, If you have the cash stick with OEM.

2.) Cross drilled rotors are only beneficial for track use.

3.) My recommendation: The Value/Quality buy: Brembo rotors/Akebono Ceramic pads.
Kit is sold through ECStuning.com. I have not had any problems with this set-up.

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http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...g/Service_Kit/

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Hawk HPS and any OEM replacement rotor from any of the countless online retailers (most of them sponsors).
Don't forget to order new wear sensors.

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Don't forget to order new wear sensors.
If the original sensors were never triggered, they really don`t need to be replaced....one thing you *should* have on hand is a few spare Allen-head screws that locate the rotors....they`re only about a buck each....
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