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#1 (permalink) Old 06-08-2004, 09:39 AM
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I have a 2000 323i with the sport package and I need a brake job.

Where is a good place to buy online brake pads? I don't want anything fancy just OEM pads. I found this site, but I'm wondering if it is legit, http://www.alloembmwparts.com/. Does anyone have any experience with this site?

I noticed they suggest several brands for my car, Pagid, Bosch, Japan, TSE. Which one is closest to OEM?

What should OEM pads cost? Front? Rear?

Also, I noticed that the rotors are worn. There is a lip at the edge of the rotor where the pad does not touch it. The lip is roughly .040 to .050 high (slightly less than 1/16 inch). The car is leased and I was going to just let it go and see what happens. Does anyone have any input with this? Any experiences with worn rotors and subsequent problems?

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Why don't you just get them from Advanced Autoparts? I buy all the parts that I can from them and I trust there service. Here is a link that has several different pad sets. Choose what you want. I would suggest spending the extra money on the ceramic though, they significantly reduce the amount of brake dust that is produced. I will not even attempt to say anything about the rotors due to severe lack of knowledge in that realm. I am sure that the rest of the guys will have some advice for you.
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i got all from tire rack:

slotted cadmium plated rotors. hawk hp plus pads. stee lines (some generic company). the set up rules, much better than stokc, which is not shabby to start with. total cost about 900, including labour.

pagid is closest to oem from the pads you described.
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