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  1. #1 Default need new brakes 
    Im not entirely sure where to put this, if needed admin please move to appropriate area

    anyway, i will be needing to replace my brakes sometime in the upcoming weeks last i checked there was some life on them but just to be safe its time for a new set.

    i have a bmw 3 series can anyone suggest a good brand i can purchase?

    help is appreciated, thanks!
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    id recommend oem
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevblah View Post
    id recommend oem
    ok sounds good, just wasn't sure if there were better performance aftermarket
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    A combo kit like this with OE-type parts will save you money.

    Pads/lines/fluid: http://www.modbargains.com/ModBargai...-Series-M3.htm
    Pads/lines/fluid/rotors: http://www.modbargains.com/StopTech-...de-Kit-E46.htm

    I have the Stoptech rotors, lines and pads on my M3 and they haven't exhibited noticeable fading so far
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    what gen 3 series do you have? the BMW stuff is probably more than you will ever need. unless you have specific reasons to go for something different, like kevblah who absolutely needs something like a big brake kit on his M3

    i replaced mine with stoptech rotors and axxis pads on the M3 because they are made to OE spec as a cheaper alternative to the OEM stuff. Worked fine for me for street use and the ocassional track day as well. I would only consider getting something "better" if i am going to be more serious about tracking the car.

    anyhow I bought my stuff from turner motorsport. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/c-2-brakes.aspx
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    agree with these guys, didnt want to recommend the m3 stuff because wasn't sure what kind of bmw you have.

    however, the oem stuff is always the safe bet when money is no issue.

    if you're looking to save a few bucks, there are definitely aftermarket alternatives out there that will give u performance similar to oem for much less $$$

    my preference: i like the oem pads, they bite hard on the m3. i would run aftermarket centric blanks w/ stock m3 pads.
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    yea don't listen to kevblah. He has a track car and he club races. He'll make you buy a brembo BBK............ :P

    I believe he stated he has a 3 series, non-M. I don't think his calipers can run stock M3 pads. I think you mean aftermarket centric blank rotors with OEM BMW brake pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    what gen 3 series do you have?
    anyhow I bought my stuff from turner motorsport. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/c-2-brakes.aspx
    i have an old 323, simple car; high miles gets me to destinations no problem. Its no M3 haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPewPew View Post
    yea don't listen to kevblah. He has a track car and he club races. He'll make you buy a brembo BBK............ :P

    I believe he stated he has a 3 series, non-M. I don't think his calipers can run stock M3 pads. I think you mean aftermarket centric blank rotors with OEM BMW brake pads.
    yeah, i was saying that that is what i would personally run (on my car).

    for OP:
    1. all oem
    2. aftermarket centric blank rotors with oem BMW pads

    thats what i would recommend, but what do i know...i never drive on the street (just curbs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Muscle View Post
    i have an old 323, simple car; high miles gets me to destinations no problem. Its no M3 haha
    in my world anything not E9x is an awesome 3 series lol. what year is your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    in my world anything not E9x is an awesome 3 series lol. what year is your car?
    2000
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    i am planning on getting another as soon as this one runs out of juice, i prefer newer
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    It'll last a while, my old 325 is still running around
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPewPew View Post
    It'll last a while, my old 325 is still running around
    and that's AFTER ken drove it, that says a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPewPew View Post
    It'll last a while, my old 325 is still running around
    i wish i could say the same with mine but mine makes interesting noises when i shift into either 4th or 5th gear above 2000rpm, but who knows it may run for a few more years. the longer the better
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    check out rockauto.com

    the carry a ton of brands for brakes and are priced better than everywhere else i seen. if you car is just a DD i recommend ceramic pads.
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    I would go with OE quality... Not a fan of most OEM branded consumable parts... In my opinion look at either ecs or eas and get one of those complete kits(like Ken suggested) which is Cheaper than OEM and will offer better initial bite, less brake dust, and a more accurate pedal with SS lines and fresh fluid
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    rockauto sells centric and stoptech
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    ok ill check them out. thanks for suggestions
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    in my world anything not E9x is an awesome 3 series lol. what year is your car?
    i'm boycotting yummys!
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