03-14-2012, 09:37 AM
A full five stars, son
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
My Ride: M54B30
There are many choices of pads/rotors out there. The sky's the limit. Your car will work perfectly fine with aftermarket quality rotors and OEM pads.
You are to purchase the following without questioning:
Front Brembo blank (plain) rotors: $38.70 for pair
Front Textar (OEM) pad set: $40.74
Rear Brembo blank rotor set: $46.86
Rear Textar (OEM) pad set: $47.16
Grand total: $173.46 (and yes, these are for your 2000 323i.)
That is the highest quality, lowest-priced set you can get for your car and is what I am personally running.