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Old 01-18-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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new brakes on my e90



What's up guys.

I'm due for new brakes. My cars a 2006 330i. I was wondering how much it costed anyone to change the brakes on their 3 series. Did you go oem or went after market? My main concern is how much will it cost me to replace the pads. Any experiences/ recommendations in the category brake pads.

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Old 01-18-2015, 10:22 PM   #2
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I used to do my own for a long time and always bought PBR deluxe pads because of low dust. They were usually about $120 i think and i cant see the labour coating more than an hour.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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Aftermarket are fine. PBR is now called Axxis, but there's Hawk and other good brands. Doing it yourself is super simple, but a shop will probably charge you $100-200 just for labour. Not sure though, never had a shop do brakes.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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Good source for parts is GermanParts near 400 and Finch.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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Pads should be cheap.

Phone/Email one of the sponsors on this forum for a quite. I personally use Stance Factory in Ajax, they've done plenty of brake jobs on my cars past and present. I usually opt for Akebono Euro pads for their low dust and good bite.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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thumbs up to Jason @ Stance Factory. PBR on my 335Xi. Love them! Putting the same on my 2000 Z3M in the next few weeks.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:53 PM   #7
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+3 for PBR/Axxis. Been using them for years, but like most have said, there's all kinds of good aftermarket pads out there. Also depends on what you're looking for; low dust, long-lasting (hard material), or more dust but short-lasting (soft material)? All of them have their pros & cons. Most companies offer different varieties for different needs and wants.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:44 AM   #8
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thumbs up to Jason @ Stance Factory. PBR on my 335Xi. Love them! Putting the same on my 2000 Z3M in the next few weeks.
Bill, I actually sold you ABT ceramic pads. These are the most popular option at the shop, and I run them on my car.

I actually haven't sold a PBR pad set in years. Never liked most of their line, with the occasional Ultimate fitment (sometimes labelled Axxis) rating as good. The Deluxe and Metalmaster lines are, IMO, horrible and still sell everywhere because of name recognition and that they're cheap.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:25 AM   #9
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Hi Jason. My error. The 335 had PBR'S and I have PBR'S on the Z3, but the ABT's you sold me are now on the 335 and work great as you indicated they would. Very low dust as well. When I checked the garage I had 2 PBR boxes; forgot you had sold me the ABT brand. First time using them and really happy with them as well.
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I went with Akebono Euro pads and Centric Premium rotors, no dust at all and great, progressive bite.
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PBR pads are now called Axxis or is it the same pad available in both names?
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PBR pads are now called Axxis or is it the same pad available in both names?
Same thing, just marketed different depending on country.
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