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I've got a 94 325i that needs new front brake rotors replaced. It's about 145Kmiles and the one I have on the car seem to be too thin. I believe it's too thin to resurface them again. Any specific recommendations on Brand/model of new rotors?

I'm pretty much normal driver. I drive faster than most people around me, but I don't race the car and just want to have a good perfomance.

Also does it worth to pur a new brake pads right away? Those that I have now have a lot of trdae left (may be 80%)!?

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A set of brembo rotors will do just fine for you then...

When you change out rotors, it's a good idea to get new pads so that they won't wear the rotors unevenly. I'll be staring at this myself soon.
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Yeah, brembo rotors are good. Go to, I know they have them. I'm sure you can find them somewhere else, but thats the last place I saw them.

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I'm happy with the stock rotors. Had Zimmerman ( i think)parts, which worked fine, but were a bit on the squeeeky side.
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brembo rotors defiantly, or slotted brembo's if have a "spirited" driving style.
slotted rotors eat the pads faster mind you. if you want to go crazy get some ceramic pads, but they will chew your rotors faster, which are a lot more expensive than the pads.

i like hawk pads, (i just got the hawk HPS from the brakes yourself, it isnt that hard.

see the e36 do it yourself (diy) page below:

<span style='font-family:Arial'>1994 BMW 325is // White // 5 Speed

Slotted Rotors // Hawk HPS Pads <span style='color:blue'>//</span><span style='color:red'>/</span>Motorsport Shifter // De-Baffled Airbox</span>
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