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Old 01-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Mesa3077Boogie View Post
Ok ok guys this isnt a "which pad do you recommend" type of post. Im merely wondering if anyone can verify if brands "TRW" or "Lucas" are actual BMW OEM pads and NOT merely OE fitment/replacement pads.

And If the answer is "NO", then is *TEXTAR* Pads&Rotors actual BMW OEM equipment. And if the answer to that is "YES" , then is TEXTAR the ONLY Actual BMW OEM Equipment Factory Manufacturer for OEM Pads&Rotors?
AFAIK, yes. Textar is the ONLY OEM for the E46. However, I believe Jurid, ATE, and Pagid are OEM for the E39, E60, E38, etc. I'm sure any of those brands will be fine and replicate the performance BMW intended.
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