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2002 BMW 325i Question: Brakes and rotors

 

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Salesman548, Kittanning, PA, March 29, 2009, 13:40
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What is the "best" or recommended style/type of brake pads and rotors for the 2002 325i? It is an E46 chassis - I have noticed that there are different diameter rotors listed as compatible with this vehicle. I would like to get the best fit and performing equipment available, and will not return to the dealer for parts. Any suggestions woul be GREATLY welcomed!!!

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    March 29, 2009, 19:31
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    The Brembo racing rotors are very high performance. The diameter is more of a vin code issue, it is not an optional thing, because the rotor has to PRECISELY fit the caliper and inner part of the wheel. The Brembos run $350-400 a pair, the drilled being the more expensive.
    I have found that the Jurid pads , which are OEM always do the trick unless you want track car pads which really can't be driven on the street. If you want to go totally radical, take a look at Steve Dinan's ( Dinan Engineering ) WEB site for high performance Beemer stuff. ( have your wallet really ready )

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    Visitor, October 14, 2010, 17:18

    Get Zimmerman coated rootors and Textar Ceramic brakes! they work wonders.
    I got mine from Pelicanparts.com and Pratsgeek.com the cheapest web sites I found on Bimmerfest.com. Good Luck

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