2002 BMW 325i Q&A
2002 BMW 325i Question: Brakes and rotors
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!!! - Salesman548
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 ) - dandd
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 - Visitor
Light for brake showing on dash, and replaced brakes, rotors, sensors, and still showing brake issue on system check
Because your car is condition based, everytime service is due on your car, the standard scope message comes on to ensure you that the service is done and light reset to the proper future expiration...
I was just told I need new rear brakes and rotors. They told me the spec are around 685 for thicknes and I was at 618. Also, no indicator light...
Does it really make a difference buying the original parts?
When I'm driving down the road if I slowly press the brake pedal the car starts to shake, I feel it throug the steeering wheel. I'm not sure if this is a sign of brakes issue or alignment problem.