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Old 10-25-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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540i brake rotors and pads, which ones?

Hi there
Before winter comes I am looking to replace my front rotors and front and rear pads.
I am mostly doing city driving in my 540i auto.
Based on past experience which rotors and pads should I get?
What I am looking for is economy and no noise plus less brake dust (magic wish list, isn't it).
Can you let me know what brands are best for my 2001 (12/2000 540i Mtech)?
Many thanks
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hotspot Autoparts
http://www.hotspotautoparts.com/

I got rotors for C$27.95 EACH! (for my e46 323i) and Wagner premium pads for C$75.00!

No misprint... $27.95 each rotor!!!
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, they don't have the parts for my car though.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Weird...

"Sorry - The part you are currently looking for is not stocked.
Please select a different subcategory."

autopartsway? EACtuning? Maxbimmer sponsors?

Next summer I'll be upgrading to Akebono ceramics and Zimmerman x-drilled all around. I've read great reviews regarding stopping power and dust. The x-drilled are for the front only, got a killer deal on them last summer through EAC.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:30 AM   #5
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if you want dustless wheels i would strongly recommend Akebono Ceramic Pads. I am currently running those on my front wheels and what a difference comparing it with the rears that get filthy with stock pads.

With ceramics you will notice a bit less initial grip that oem pads offer, but nothing you cant get used to.

I get most of my parts from autopartsway.ca
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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Thanks Dado.
I was thinking autopartway as well. They have zimmerman rotors and akebono ceramics for the front.
For the rear I am thinking PGD ceramics. How is the squiking noise in this set-up.
Also my car is 12/2000 how did you find out the part was compatible with your production year (they don't ask when ordering online)
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:22 PM   #7
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Once you select the part in the description it will say for Thru 12/2000 or from 01/2001
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