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Old 08-20-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Arrow E39 brake job


So apparently my car needs a full brake job..I was given a couple of options for rotors / pads...

- genuine BMW
- textar

- textar
- jurid
- genuine BMW

What's the difference between genuine BMW and textar rotors, other than the ridiculous price premium? Car is a bone stock daily driver..would the textars warp or wear prematurely?

And what about the pads, I read that Jurid makes them for BMW, is that true?

I hate to cheap out just to save money but I also don't want to be gouged by BMW genuine parts..wondering if going middleground would jeopardize safety or life of parts?

Also, what do you recommend for brake oil?

Thoughts please..
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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I have used Textar rotors and pads with no issues. I believe they are the company that makes the rotors/pads for BMW.

I have also used Balo rotors including on an M5 without any problems.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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I had pagid pads but mike at marenello bmw (on this board) has really good service and price

I prefer OEM dealer BMW parts as they last longer than online mail order of oem bmw parts like pagid, textar

Brake fluid I just use prestone dot 4 from Canadian tire or if I have the ATE blue brake fluid
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
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i used to run OEM pads. They are ok but very dusty. Your wheels will be black from all the bake dust. Switched to Akebono them. No dust
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:45 PM   #5
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The difference is that BMW roters don't rust around the hub area because they are coated. You can get the non-BMW rotors with the coating, you just have to source them, look for the "coated" in the discription of the part and be prepared to pay a little more.

+1 for Akebono pads.
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