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      01-15-2019, 12:39 PM   #1
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Rear brake pad replacement

Rear brake pad indicator came on today...
I'm assuming I need to change them ASAP!
Should I do front also?
Any recommendations as far as sites to purchase from and any additional parts I may need. And pricing range if possible...
Any info is appreciated
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Rear brake pad indicator came on today...
I'm assuming I need to change them ASAP!
Should I do front also?
Any recommendations as far as sites to purchase from and any additional parts I may need. And pricing range if possible...
Any info is appreciated
You should also do fronts if your rear pads are gone. You can get hawk/stoptechs at tirerack or get OEM replacements at sites like ECS tuning.


https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/34112284969/
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Rear brake pad indicator came on today...
I'm assuming I need to change them ASAP!
Should I do front also?
Any recommendations as far as sites to purchase from and any additional parts I may need. And pricing range if possible...
Any info is appreciated
You should also do fronts if your rear pads are gone. You can get hawk/stoptechs at tirerack or get OEM replacements at sites like ECS tuning.


https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/34112284969/
Ok thanks so I'll get all four done... but quick question sites like these are no good? And are these sites priced for sets or individual?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...brake+pad,1684

https://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe...ds-34218099354

Thanks again in advance for your help!
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Ok thanks so I'll get all four done... but quick question sites like these are no good? And are these sites priced for sets or individual?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...brake+pad,1684

https://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe...ds-34218099354

Thanks again in advance for your help!
I haven't used those sites. The pads are typically sold per axle (good for two wheels). The front and rears are different in size, so the price reflects that.
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Ok thanks so I'll get all four done... but quick question sites like these are no good? And are these sites priced for sets or individual?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...brake+pad,1684

https://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe...ds-34218099354

Thanks again in advance for your help!
I haven't used those sites. The pads are typically sold per axle (good for two wheels). The front and rears are different in size, so the price reflects that.
Ok thanks again I appreciate the heads up... so no additional parts like sensors or anything are needed right?
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Might want to change the brake fluid if you are due for that service or coming close to it.
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Ok thanks again I appreciate the heads up... so no additional parts like sensors or anything are needed right?
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...r/34356792289/

This states that the sensor should be replaced each time you change the pads. I couldn't find info on this site if the sensor could be reset via the software or not.
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I bought from bmwpartswholesale.com for my E92 before. Works just fine and came quickly. Since I didn't change the pads in almost 10 years (54K miles) I swapped the sensors, rotors and the e-brake shoes as well. Was out in NY so hardly drive during a big chunk of that time.
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Thanks everyone for the info but I'm in the midst of ordering and now ran into a little confusion... this is my first M car so I'm constantly learning...
Bought it used but now wondering if I would need to get ceramic brakes or not.. how do i know what's currently installed... I heard my calipers would be gold if I had ceramic... is that true?
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Thanks everyone for the info but I'm in the midst of ordering and now ran into a little confusion... this is my first M car so I'm constantly learning...
Bought it used but now wondering if I would need to get ceramic brakes or not.. how do i know what's currently installed... I heard my calipers would be gold if I had ceramic... is that true?
Yes, you would have gold calipers and your rotors would like ceramic rotors.
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Plop your VIN into mdecoder.com and see if it can help figure it out.
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