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Old 01-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, I'm planning on replacing my brake rotors and pads on my 1995 325is. my questions are, do I need to replace the brake pads sensor too? and what type of brake pads should I use. Metallic, Semi-Metellic or ceramic? any suggestions? thanks in advance
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Yes....replace the front & rear sensors...not worth trying to save, they become brittle on the pad side & fall apart....I went with the ceramics & I will never use anything else again!
Extremely low dust, no squeal @ all......I went with the Akebono Ceramics from bimmerzone.com for about $70 for front & $50 for rear.....
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Hey Johnny, a question about the pads you use: is the braking the same when you first start the car as when you've been driving for a while? I have another question, I order the TMS brake rotors from Turner Motorsport, did I make a good purchase?
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Hey Johnny, a question about the pads you use: is the braking the same when you first start the car as when you've been driving for a while? I have another question, I order the TMS brake rotors from Turner Motorsport, did I make a good purchase?
Yes, the braking is the same, not so sure of what you are asking......if you mean from the time I initially installed the ceramics, yes, initially after replacement of any brake pads, the pads & rotors have a coating that will wear off & the pads will seat.......& yes, Turner Motorsport sells very good products.

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Aight, thank you, I wasn't too sure
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We sell a 4 corner full brake pad kit. Front and rear Akebono ceramic brake pads with sensors as well as front and rear brembo rotors for under $300. Here's a link to our site to check out the kit: BMW E36 318i 318is 323is Brake Pads Rotors Discs Kit BREMBO AKEBONO

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Johnny, what do you think about that deal, I think it's just too good to be true : Front and rear Akebono ceramic brake pads with sensors as well as front and rear brembo rotors for under $300, that's just crazy
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Nice, well too bad I just bought the kit from TMS but I have a few friends I can send the link to, I'm sure they'll be very happy about it.
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