Originally Posted by Jakers
Just for kicks, I called the local BMW dealer. Total quote for rotors front and back, brake pads front and back and two sensors = $1,107.00
: Holy grap! Obviously, I will be shopping elsewhere. :lol:
As you've found, don't go to the dealer for brake parts; I've already identified your source for that. I forgot to mention it before, but while you are ordering brake pads from Dave Z, be sure to spring the extra $100 for a set of StopTech braided s/s brake hoses. Those babies will make your brake pedal firm as a "wedding prick" (if you will).
The brakes are not difficult to work on yourself; you just need to have a couple of quirky tools, like a 6mm and 7mm hex (male) sockets. Also, if you're wear sensor warning light is lit, you will need to replace your wear sensor(s) becuase they are destructively triggered (the plastic coating is abraded) and cannot be re-used if they've been triggered.
You local dealer may actually offer decent pricing on some things. With my BMW CCA membership, my local dealer discounts 20% on parts. Examples of stuff I've bought cheapest at the dealer include: BMW "blue" anti-freeze, brake fluid, syunthetic oil, valve cover gaskets, certain BMW tools, battery, M5 sway bars, etc.
PS - there are multiple affordable AND reliable on-line sources for OEM/BMW parts: autohausAZ.com, getcoolparts.com, and alloemautoparts.com are my 3 favorites. Good experience with all 3. There are a few others out there too.
Good luck, and let us know what U decide to do.
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