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Old 06-03-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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Brakes time! Are the TMS packages the best deal out there?

Want to do these this weekend so whats the best deal out there? TMS package?

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Best price. But not the best rotors.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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I was thinking about doing the same package. I'm still in the deciding stage. If I find anything new I'll post it up here
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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Dont cheap out on brakes, its one of the most important systems on your car. I get all my brake parts from BMP. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for, and you know they are quality parts. Plus their shop is only about 10 minutes away from my house

They supply ATE slotted rotors and brake fluid (good stuff IMO) and I cant remember what brand brake pads, but the are dustless and perfect for everyday street use. Cost ~ $200 just for the front.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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Tischer BMW has a great package

granted, it's about $500 total(rotors/pads/sensors for both front and back), but you know you're getting genuine parts from genuine people haha
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #6
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Tischer BMW has a great package

granted, it's about $500 total(rotors/pads/sensors for both front and back), but you know you're getting genuine parts from genuine people haha
I love tischer, but if you get that package it comes with the oem pads, I believe. I don't like the oem pads: too grabby at the top.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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fine..

So what are the problems with the TMS package?
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #8
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So what are the problems with the TMS package?
Comes with the cheap rust prone rotors. They are fine though. Definitely a small step down from oem though.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #9
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You get oem brand rotors such as ate or Zimmerman so what makes them cheap I also got ate brake fluid from it too.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:51 AM   #10
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I have no issues with the Turner OEM type rotors (Z-coat Zimmerman) and Metal Master pads. Performance is as advertised on the web site.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #11
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I don't know, I think our stoptech stage 2 kit is pretty good deal(kit also available in the ultimate pads): http://www.modbargains.com/product.a...e46-brakes0016
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #13
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I don't know, I think our stoptech stage 2 kit is pretty good deal(kit also available in the ultimate pads): http://www.modbargains.com/product.a...e46-brakes0016
Whats the best deal you can get me on these including shipping! Does anyone else have these on their car?
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #14
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i have them on my car and they are great i love them..def well worth it
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i have them on my car and they are great i love them..def well worth it
ok thanks for the info
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I have no issues with the Turner OEM type rotors (Z-coat Zimmerman) and Metal Master pads. Performance is as advertised on the web site.
Well, my mech, who works at twrner, told me he wouldn't put them on my car, or his car for that matter.

It would be awesome if someone would buy each of the oem-style rotors for a comparison, because they are not all the same.
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He wouldn't put OEM style rotors and Metal Master pads?? Why?
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He wouldn't put OEM style rotors and Metal Master pads?? Why?
He doesn't like the rotors. Says they are cheap and not as good as the real oem ones.

He recommends Akebono ceramics, not metal masters.

Use what you want. I'm just passing on what he told me. I use performance friction pads on BMW rotors.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #19
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I've had good luck with the Zimmerman rotors. I prefer the Ate rotors, seem to be marginally better quality. I wouldn't use the PBR Metal Master pads, myself. I like Ate, Pagid or Jurid for OEM replacement. Performance Friction is a nice upgrade as well as Hawk if you're looking for a bit more braking performance.

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Wow so many different combination of brakes and pads! I can't decide anyone else what to recommend some brakes and pads and kits. Thanks
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