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2004 BMW 325i Question: I have been told that I have to use BMW brake pads or I will have noise. True?

 

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smokeyy, Danville, VA, May 20, 2013, 07:26
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Does it really make a difference buying the original parts?

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    ebans777 May 20, 2013, 13:59
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    yes the newer model like yours it will make noises if rotors and pads are not OEM but 80's model its okay i installed some of those autozone brake pads.

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    smokeyy, May 20, 2013, 14:34
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    Why would this matter? Just wondering. I have used other routers but not pads.

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    ziptie12, May 20, 2013, 19:48
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    Different 'blends' of materials used for different types of application/performance levels-to put it extremely simple. If rotors were engineered for use with ceramic pads and semi-metallic or organic pads are used you will likely have a difference in stopping performance and pad/rotor life , and problems with rotors warping etc.

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