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Which brakes should I be looking at?
06-02-2018, 11:14 AM
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Question Which brakes should I be looking at?
Hey Guys,

Apologies for the noob question. What brands should I stick with when it comes to brake discs and pads?

My front discs and pads are about due (more the discs than the pads but I'll just do them both at once) and I've never changed my discs out of MP before.

I've provided Goldwagen with my VIN and they advised to go with Sure Brake pads and Febi Bilstein discs (Pricewas +- R2700 for pads and discs).

Does anyone have any input regarding these brands? I see mixed reviews regarding Febi Bilstein Hammerhead

It's for a Motorsport E92 325i.

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06-02-2018, 11:15 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Meyle Disks and Textar Pads

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06-02-2018, 11:35 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
I recently installed Surebrake discs and EBC Ultimax break pads on my 335i.

The Surebrakes discs are amazing (also made by Meyle)super impressed i paid R795 per disc from Goldwagen. No judder at all

The EBC are some of the best on the market but that being said it only cost me R750 from Star Brake and Clutch in Edenvale, R250 more than low end Deselera pads.

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06-02-2018, 12:21 PM
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Which brakes should I be looking at?
Bilstein are known to make decent products. Not sure about their brakes but their air shocks are basically the same as oem.

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06-02-2018, 12:28 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Febi Bilstein make okay brakes but apart from that, I would avoid. Control arm bushes on my brother's 330i didn't even last a year, he replaced with Meyle this morning.

Issues with both the bushes and the top radiator hose, means I will avoid the brand completely, personal preference.

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06-02-2018, 01:50 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Febi buy from China on the basis of what is the cheapest.

Often times the Febi box will give you better use than its contents

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06-02-2018, 03:10 PM (This post was last modified: 06-02-2018 03:10 PM by SubLoaded.)
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Thanks for the input, guys. I had my doubts about Febi Bilstein and the mixed reviews have me steering away from this purchase.

I think I'll just go with S1NGH 911 / akash's recommendations.

Is it possible to change my discs to a drilled/slotted one? (I know its a 325i but I prefer the look of it with the style 313 Fencelook )

(06-02-2018 01:50 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Febi buy from China on the basis of what is the cheapest.

Often times the Febi box will give you better use than its contents

RoflRoflRofl

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06-02-2018, 03:20 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(06-02-2018 03:10 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  Thanks for the input, guys. I had my doubts about Febi Bilstein and the mixed reviews have me steering away from this purchase.

I think I'll just go with S1NGH 911 / akash's recommendations.

Is it possible to change my discs to a drilled/slotted one? (I know its a 325i but I prefer the look of it with the style 313 Fencelook )

(06-02-2018 01:50 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Febi buy from China on the basis of what is the cheapest.

Often times the Febi box will give you better use than its contents

RoflRoflRofl

Drilled or Slotted will do no more than cost more money, drilled discs also tend to develop cracks

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07-02-2018, 10:33 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Hi Fanatics,

I am also in the same boat.. need to replace pads and discs for my 2011/325i/E90..

Could someone please suggest good place to bur Textar pads and Meyle discs ??

Many thanks !!
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07-02-2018, 10:42 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 10:33 AM)muksmano Wrote:  Hi Fanatics,

I am also in the same boat.. need to replace pads and discs for my 2011/325i/E90..

Could someone please suggest good place to bur Textar pads and Meyle discs ??

Many thanks !!

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07-02-2018, 10:50 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 10:42 AM)Preshen14 Wrote:  
(07-02-2018 10:33 AM)muksmano Wrote:  Hi Fanatics,

I am also in the same boat.. need to replace pads and discs for my 2011/325i/E90..

Could someone please suggest good place to bur Textar pads and Meyle discs ??

Many thanks !!

Goldwagen

I called them already, they are not stocking either Textar or Meyle's now..
Febi and others only..
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07-02-2018, 11:29 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 10:50 AM)muksmano Wrote:  
(07-02-2018 10:42 AM)Preshen14 Wrote:  
(07-02-2018 10:33 AM)muksmano Wrote:  Hi Fanatics,

I am also in the same boat.. need to replace pads and discs for my 2011/325i/E90..

Could someone please suggest good place to bur Textar pads and Meyle discs ??

Many thanks !!

Goldwagen

I called them already, they are not stocking either Textar or Meyle's now..
Febi and others only..

Goldwagen stock Surebrake discs made by Meyle, i have them on now for 2weeks and very impressed so far.

Check with Imcomex in Centurion. They had Meyle discs, was around R900 a disc for the 335i should be a lot cheaper for the 325i

Call Star Brake and Clutch and get a price on EBC Ulitmax pads, it may cost about R100 or R150 more than the Textar, maybe even the same price, for an E90 325i, but well worth it.

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07-02-2018, 11:47 AM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
hi guys, any recommendation on front break pads for F30 320d? and how do I reset the warning after replacing the pads and sensor? Planning to DIY this if I don't get a reasonable quotation

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07-02-2018, 12:53 PM
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(07-02-2018 11:47 AM)lebofa Wrote:  hi guys, any recommendation on front break pads for F30 320d? and how do I reset the warning after replacing the pads and sensor? Planning to DIY this if I don't get a reasonable quotation

Recommendations on brand as per posts above.

1. Without pressing the brake/clutch, press the start/stop button
2. Wait for the service reminder to disappear
3. Press and hold the odometer reset button. You will notice your trip meter reset and then go back to the value it once was. Keep holding for a couple more seconds

At this point, service values that can be reset will come up. Use the odometer reset button to scroll through the menu.

4. At the value you want to reset, press and hold the odometer reset button. "Reset possible" will change to "Reset?"
5. Press and hold odometer reset button again until value is reset
6. Press the start/stop button to start car or turn off car

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07-02-2018, 01:06 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 10:33 AM)muksmano Wrote:  Hi Fanatics,

I am also in the same boat.. need to replace pads and discs for my 2011/325i/E90..

Could someone please suggest good place to bur Textar pads and Meyle discs ??

Many thanks !!

Call Alan 083 373 6628 if you in jhb area.... brakes discs fitment and on car skimming if you need it... been using him for years .... great prices and awesome service...

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07-02-2018, 01:52 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(06-02-2018 03:20 PM)akash Wrote:  
(06-02-2018 03:10 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  Thanks for the input, guys. I had my doubts about Febi Bilstein and the mixed reviews have me steering away from this purchase.

I think I'll just go with S1NGH 911 / akash's recommendations.

Is it possible to change my discs to a drilled/slotted one? (I know its a 325i but I prefer the look of it with the style 313 Fencelook )

(06-02-2018 01:50 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Febi buy from China on the basis of what is the cheapest.

Often times the Febi box will give you better use than its contents

RoflRoflRofl

Drilled or Slotted will do no more than cost more money, drilled discs also tend to develop cracks

Interesting, I didn't know that cracking was an issue. Guess I'll just go with the 'normal' ones then to be on the safe side.

Out of interest, do you have drilled/slotted discs and have you had any issues?

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07-02-2018, 02:08 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 01:52 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  
(06-02-2018 03:20 PM)akash Wrote:  
(06-02-2018 03:10 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  Thanks for the input, guys. I had my doubts about Febi Bilstein and the mixed reviews have me steering away from this purchase.

I think I'll just go with S1NGH 911 / akash's recommendations.

Is it possible to change my discs to a drilled/slotted one? (I know its a 325i but I prefer the look of it with the style 313 Fencelook )

(06-02-2018 01:50 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Febi buy from China on the basis of what is the cheapest.

Often times the Febi box will give you better use than its contents

RoflRoflRofl

Drilled or Slotted will do no more than cost more money, drilled discs also tend to develop cracks

Interesting, I didn't know that cracking was an issue. Guess I'll just go with the 'normal' ones then to be on the safe side.

Out of interest, do you have drilled/slotted discs and have you had any issues?

Regular vented discs

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07-02-2018, 02:15 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
Thanks Akash!
Imcomex have the parts.. will most probably get from them..

Star Brake was offering TRW pads indicating that they are officially being used in BMW's.. are they any good?

Thanks rash777! Will give Alan a call for the fitment..
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07-02-2018, 02:46 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
(07-02-2018 02:15 PM)muksmano Wrote:  Thanks Akash!
Imcomex have the parts.. will most probably get from them..

Star Brake was offering TRW pads indicating that they are officially being used in BMW's.. are they any good?

Thanks rash777! Will give Alan a call for the fitment..

I've never heard of TRW.

Check if Sun Auto in Randburg has Textar.

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07-02-2018, 03:08 PM
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RE: Which brakes should I be looking at?
so from personal experience, my current front pads are the Febi one's from goldwagen. Avoid them.. it's not worth paying the cheaper price for them. I haven't even done 5k on them, already squealing and worn down. and make a crap load of brake dust. and they pretty hard.

i won't buy them again.


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