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I need to replace the pads and rotors on my 325i and i was just woundering if anyone had some good suggestions on what i should get...
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get some sort of dustless brake pads if you can , its saves lots of cleaning headaches.

as for rotors go with a nice set of slotted style. suggestions on brands? well it all depends on your budget. id look at brembo

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Can you add larger discs or calipers without getting bigger rims? I'd love to add some more stopping power to my 1992 325is.
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what size rims do you have? 17" might be tight fit (not sure) but 18" and larger should not be much of a prob. to size up.
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i have the stock rims on right now but i am getting 18's
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Wouldn't go with the slotted rotors. They actually "clean" your pads everytime the pad touches the caliper. I know it sounds great but this will wear out your pads alot quicker. I personally would go with some drilled rotors and ceramic pads. I like brembo myself.

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i've herd from some people that have gone with the drilled rotors and said that they have actually cracked um does this sound true?
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Havn't heard of it
Many automakers such as porshe have been using them as oem lately.

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if you go with drilled, make sure they are factory drilled. allot of crap is being sold especially on ebay. they'll take oem rotors, drill 'em with a drill press and sell 'em on ebay for 3x the cost. those are the ones that crack prematurely because the structural integrity is compromised. if you do buy drilled rotors, check them once a month for cracks. if you see a crack connecting two holes, they need to be replaced asap.
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as for the pads, i would recommend the asixx ultimate, kevlar/ceramics. they last a long time and are virtually dust free. i haven't had any problems with mine for almost two years. and for $107.40 for front AND rear sets (including shipping), you can't beat 'em. just a newbie's opinion. :wink


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i use ATE powerdisc slotted rotors, and they are great rotors and not too expensive
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I see on ebay peopel are selling brembo cross drilled all 4 rotors, for my e34 .... are they for real?!!!?


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I see on ebay peopel are selling brembo cross drilled all 4 rotors, for my e34 .... are they for real?!!!?
like someone else said, make sure theyre factory drilled. they could easily just be plain brembo rotors that were drilled after they were bought.
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