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Re: Brake components (archive)

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Posted by k.kelly on June 22, 1999 at 15:38:36:

In Reply to: Brake components posted by ChesS on June 22, 1999 at 15:15:54:

: Could somebody suggest a good place in US to buy brake components for street use:
: - pads (no noise and no dust - what brand?)
: BMW dealer wants over $90/set (F)
: - rotors (is there any aftermaket place selling same quality as BMW dealers?)
: BMW dealer wants over $190/pc

: '91 M5, 58k
: '85 535, 175k

Chester, I just bought some rotors at Stevens Creek. I asked him for 20% for BMWCCA membership and he gave it to me, so it was like $158/rotor. My experience with aftermarket rotors was not good and I won't try it again. I bought some for my 325i from Bekkers and they warped in like 8k miles. I bought rotors from the dealer the second time and not only did the surface look different, they did not warp. They also have a 1 year warranty. Most importantly for our cars, BMW spin balances all rotors it buys brake manufacturers such as Brembo, ATE, etc. I have decided to save money elsewhere from now on. As for pads, I put Mintex Red box on my 325i and they worked great. I am going to try Performance Friction or KVR's for the M5 (yes, they are expensive $160 a set approximately) because of drivers schools.


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