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Old 08-25-2019, 12:48 AM   #1
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Alternative to stock rotors?

Can anyone recommend an alternative to stock rotors for a 2004 330ci? I recently got my pads replaced with cool carbon pads but my mechanic didn't replace my rotors...so now I need to go back and get my rotors replaced but I'm trying to see if I get lower the $750 quote he gave me to get this done... I found some BMW ones at Pelican Parts for $374 front and rears but noticed they sell others which are cheaper ( not sure if that equates to better?).
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:20 AM   #2
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Brembos are a pretty reliable option. Swapping rotors is pretty simple and you can do this yourself in your driveway and save a bunch of $.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:02 AM   #3
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Brembos are a pretty reliable option. Swapping rotors is pretty simple and you can do this yourself in your driveway and save a bunch of $.
Brembo's will be more than OEM rotors correct? Yeah I've been looking at some youtube videos and it does look easy....BUT I'm sure there will be some gotchas that will take a 30-45m job into a day long job like stuck crap and such. That's where having the shop do it will be beneficial.
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No gotchas replacing brake calipers, rotors, or pads. An excellent beginner project if you've never worked on your car before. Plus, the $ you save in labor the first time will pay for the tools to do it from then on yourself.

Here's an excellent video describing the procedure:
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
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You do realize you don't have to buy BMW branded parts right? You can buy it from the OE supplier. In this case, it's Zimmerman. They're about $50-70 per rotor
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:31 PM   #6
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You do realize you don't have to buy BMW branded parts right? You can buy it from the OE supplier. In this case, it's Zimmerman. They're about $50-70 per rotor
Cool, I didn't know that. So just look for Zimmerman brands?
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Cool, I didn't know that. So just look for Zimmerman brands?
Yes. Fcpeuro has it
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For what its worth, I got and installed these. Super cheap, easy to install, and braking on par with stock.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Im using Stoptech rotors from Westside bimmer. Theres lots of rotor options, Zimmerman is safe
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