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Old 09-16-2013, 04:59 AM
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2010 and new pads on a 2009

In 2010, BMW introduced a different brake pad compound that resulted in less brake dust visible on the wheels. I am about to have my front brakes replaced by the dealer. Has anyone here tried putting these new pads on a older BMW - I have a 2009? Note that my rear brakes were replaced two months ago with the old high dust pad.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:09 PM
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The new style pads for E90 do not fit on older E90.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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The new style pads for E90 do not fit on older E90.
And why is that? The calipers are the same between the earlier (non-LCI) E90 335i and the newer (LCI) E90 335i. If the calipers are the same, the pads have to have the same dimensions to be able to fit the calipers.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:30 AM
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One of the shop foreman showed me two pads: one for the my pre-LCI 2009 328i, the other for the LCI 328i. They looked identical to me, other than the latter had some kind of a large clip on it. He said they would give it a try - it did not fit.

335 brakes are different from 328.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:55 PM
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One of the shop foreman showed me two pads: one for the my pre-LCI 2009 328i, the other for the LCI 328i. They looked identical to me, other than the latter had some kind of a large clip on it. He said they would give it a try - it did not fit.

335 brakes are different from 328.
Bummer on the pads not fitting. If dust is a primary concern, you might want to check into some aftermarket options. Hawk sells ceramic pads that produce less dust but still give good stopping performance.
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