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  1. new brake pads longevity different front and back

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Just go new brake pads fitted front and back.the x3 f25 on board computer now says the front will need to be replaced in 70k kilometres but the back in 42k kilometres .is this correct Surely the both should last the same amount of time or close
  2. brake pad sensor will not reset!!

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    i know this topic has been brought up a million times and maybe someone can direct me to the appropriate thread. i had an indy mechanic change my pads/sensors and was unable to clear the dash warning. i was told something is wrong with my computer which i don't believe , so i decided to fix...
  3. Brake Pad Replacement

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    Has anyone tried alternative brake pads? It's getting close to pad replacement time on our 2011 with 43K miles. I'd really like to reduce or eliminate the brake dust problem. Seems like half of my car cleaning effort is removing dust from the wheels. The car is now under an extended warranty...
  4. Service Nightmare!Can they reset brake service light without changing pads? 2010 335d

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys! I have been reading this forum for a while now and this is my first post. Thank you for reading! I purchased my 2010 335d when it was 2 years old. When working with finance I got the normal spiel about getting all of these extra add-ons. I normally pass on everything except for...
  5. Bmw brake pads service needed!

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    So its time for my rear brake pads to be replaced according to my car and i was wondering if anyone knew what i should expect cost wise for parts and service? At that, a reasonable cost. Just got off the phone with my local bmw dealer they're wanting to charge me $1100 per axle........ JOKEEE...
  6. Squealing Brakes after 24000K of normal driving

    7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015)
    The right rear brake oin a 15 month old 740il with 24000K squeals when brake pedal is pressed lightly. The sound stops when the pedal is fully depressed. The dealer tested the car for a few days, and then said the brake light had come on and the car now needs new brake pads! Is this possible...
  7. Performance Brake Pads and Rotors ?

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I have a new 2012 BMW 335i. I'm looking for better braking performance. Can i replace my stock rotors with after market slotted ones and replacement performance pads or will that break something ? like regenerative braking, or something else?
  8. Can I change my pads and rotors on a 2012 3 series?

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I know it's new, but I've never been known for leaving well enough alone. I know the BMW engineers know way more than I do, but the performance I've gotten from slotted rotors on previous bmws's always seemed better than stock. So here is the question... Can I change the stock rotors and pads...
  9. brake pad replacement and front end overhaul

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I am about to work on my wifes bmw 325i for the first time. I will replacing brake pads, and trying to address the issue we're having with front end vibration. Should I replace the brake pad sensors as well as the pads? And what brand do you guys prefer? Theres alot of play in the front...
  10. Z4 - Best Brake Pad: OEM, Akebono, Cool Carbon, etc??

    E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    What brake pads are the best? I have been trying to pick the best replacement rotors and brakes to buy for my 2004 BMW Z4. I do not track/race it, but I drive spiritedly on the roads and I have enjoyed the handling/feel that the stock components have provided so far. If improvement is possible...
  11. rear wheels locking up after front brake and rotor change

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    i need some serious help , i changed my front brakes and rotors on my 99 528i. i didnt change my sensors right after the change because i thought there would be no problem . well i go out for a test run and when i come to a stop and take off my rear wheels seem to lock up, i thought maybe i...
  12. Can i use ceramic brake pads on my BMW?

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    The brake pads i have available to me through napa the best set for the price are ceramics. but what about my rotors? can the BMW rotors handle ceramic pads ok?
  13. Brake Pad and disc Advice

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm currently in the process of purchasing new pads and discs for my 2003 330i. and was looking at several diffrent options for both. I won't track the car just looking for a more responsive\aggresive street package and wanted any feed back I could get on these pads or other recommendations...
  14. '04 E60 545i Front Brake Pad Replace Tools Question

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi New to to the forum. I have searched unsuccessfully for the required tools for a '04 E60 545i Front Brake Pad Replace. Can anyone either post them or a link to a thread with the requirements please? Thanks!
  15. Brake pad & rotor pricing from dealer.

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi Everyone, I was told a month ago by dealer that its time to replace brakes. Now that I have an appointment with them about the SES light & I was debating upon utilizing this to get brake job done as well or doing them myself; I called their parts department to get a quote for parts. Guess...
  16. Front brake pad replacement question

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    My replace brake lining light came on while driving home this evening. It appears that my front brake pad replacement is overdue by 50mi. Other than buying replacement pads is there anything else I will need? It it necessary to buy sensors as well? I plan on changing the pads and resetting the...