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    Brakes.......post your setups pls

    I hope this is the right forum to post this...

    My car just warned me this morning that I need to replace my brake pads on both the front and rear, I think the rotors will need to be replaced as well.

    I was hoping some of you guys can post your setups? I was looking at various BBK's - stoptech, brembo, etc. and realized they are realllll expensive. They seem to be more expensive for this car than my old 350z for some reason. My car isn't a track car, more just a car I like to rip around on weekends. I'm thinking a BBK might be overkill but it does look amazing. I'm just not sure a BBK is worth the money for me.

    I also saw stoptech makes OEM size rotors that are higher performance (lighter, slotted, etc.). Can anyone post your experiences or what you've done when you replaced your brakes? I've been searching various forums and haven't landed on a setup that appeals to me.
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    Yes, it is the right forum to post.

    Glad we finally have a brake thread.

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    How many miles are on your car? I'm not sure why, but my brakes were replaced by the dealer at around 12k - I told them about the ridiculous squeaking, I believe it was a SIB but I really hope that it doesn't happen again as I am nearing almost 24k (12k after the initial replacement).

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    Z4 rotors fit on the front..they are semi floating 2 piece rotors with aluminum hats. I plan to put them on my girls car when her brakes are due up.

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    Is that a 135i or a 335i Matt?
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    Ah, thread name... I get it.
    Would Z4 rotors fit a 135i?
    I ask because on the last trackday I had my left front rotor gained a nice blue edge around 1 inch wide. It got a little too hot. It has worn down a bit now, but for the next trackday I actually want this resolved...
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    I have 48k miles on my car. I got a price for OEM front and rear kits from Tischer, they have a special on them right now. Its a lot cheaper than I thought. At this point, I don't know if I can justify going real crazy on brakes. I thought the oem's would be more expensive. I've looked at Rotora but again, for a street car, I think i would rather keep my money for upgraded turbos.

    The z4 brakes sound interesting, any links to reviews or pricing? I'll start researching that.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    I have 48k miles on my car. I got a price for OEM front and rear kits from Tischer, they have a special on them right now. Its a lot cheaper than I thought. At this point, I don't know if I can justify going real crazy on brakes. I thought the oem's would be more expensive. I've looked at Rotora but again, for a street car, I think i would rather keep my money for upgraded turbos.
    I think there are some kits that just upgrade the rotors, pads, and lines which means a good value compared to a BBK setup.

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    I dont think Z4 rotors would fit the 135. They have smaller OD brakes, but they are semi floating rotors anyway? Id just get some slotted or drilled rotors and call it a day.

    From what I read, the Z4 rotors are about 30-40 bucks more per rotor than the OEM 335 ones. Not a bad deal.

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    i have brembo 380's in front. so far i love um, amazing stopping power. the only draw back in the constant dusting, but that's more than livable considering i feel uber-confident with the braking power. until i road course more i doubt i'll need to do the rears, time will tell though. gotta slow faster than you can go! here are some pics if you're interested (maybe old to some members):

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    ^ Nice. What do you have in the rear? Stock? Any shots with the wheels on?

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    yeah stock rears for now, let me find a good pic for you, i'll edit this post when i have one.
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    Nice! I would like to see some pics of the car with the brembos just on the front. I assume it stops great and performs well with just the front brembo's and oem rears?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Nice! I would like to see some pics of the car with the brembos just on the front. I assume it stops great and performs well with just the front brembo's and oem rears?

    bias might be off..it would be best to match the fronts with rears...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    I dont think Z4 rotors would fit the 135. They have smaller OD brakes, but they are semi floating rotors anyway? Id just get some slotted or drilled rotors and call it a day.

    From what I read, the Z4 rotors are about 30-40 bucks more per rotor than the OEM 335 ones. Not a bad deal.
    My first choice would be the BMW Performance set for the 135i. Disks and brakepads. Those rotors are drilled and not much more expensive then stock, surprisingly. And they are easy to come by. I don't think they are semi floating. Neither are the stock ones. They are one piece rotors.
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    sorry it's not letting me edit that post, maybe because people have replied already? anyway here are the pics some members want, with the wheel on.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
    sorry it's not letting me edit that post, maybe because people have replied already? anyway here are the pics some members want, with the wheel on.

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    Those brakes look huge and awesome!

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    Wow those brakes look so good! Thanks for the pics.

    I got lazy and took advantage of the special on tichner, got front and rear oem kits (rotors, pads, sensors, etc.). I'm having them installed this week. I don't track my car and the stock brakes are pretty good on this car imo.

    The bbk's were expensive, I'm going to put my money elsewhere ;-) Thanks for all the replys guys!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    I got lazy and took advantage of the special on tichner, got front and rear oem kits (rotors, pads, sensors, etc.). I'm having them installed this week. I don't track my car and the stock brakes are pretty good on this car imo.
    Wait, so you are just going with another set of OEM brakes?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Those brakes look huge and awesome!
    thanks, appreciate the comment and rep, will you have a similar set-up for your even more monster, monster? or are the OEM M-Brakes fine? i have a buddy who details cars, he used to track his car at homestead every now and then, eventually he stopped going because he noticed the heat melted the paint off the caliper and melted all the sensors and wiring, the rotors had tiny tiny hairline cracks that you couldnt notice unless it was in your face and you knew what to look for. Well long story short he replaced all the sensors/wiring and replaced the pads. he's still running the rotors and calipers akaik but doesnt track anymore. he's looking for a set of brakes for cheap but its hard to find. do you know of any sets? i can shoot him the price, (PM) i believe he is a member here.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Wow those brakes look so good! Thanks for the pics.

    I got lazy and took advantage of the special on tichner, got front and rear oem kits (rotors, pads, sensors, etc.). I'm having them installed this week. I don't track my car and the stock brakes are pretty good on this car imo.

    The bbk's were expensive, I'm going to put my money elsewhere ;-) Thanks for all the replys guys!
    thanks man, good luck with your set-up, the stock brakes and oem pads were good no doubt, 14.7 inch stock rotor in front if i remember right. enjoy your car and please post more data/vids/pics whenever.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Wait, so you are just going with another set of OEM brakes?
    Ha yes. After looking at all the options, i just decided to buy OEM. I'm going to put some money in the car in other areas. I decided if i'm not going with a bbk, i'm just going with oem.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
    will you have a similar set-up for your even more monster, monster? or are the OEM M-Brakes fine?
    I doubt I will be touching them as I want to be able to clear 17's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Ha yes. After looking at all the options, i just decided to buy OEM. I'm going to put some money in the car in other areas. I decided if i'm not going with a bbk, i'm just going with oem.
    But if the OEM brakes were not good enough to begin with then I do not understand?

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    Oh no i'm sorry, I didn't really explain why I was changing out my brakes; my brakes are just worn out, they need to be replaced. So I was looking for options but decided i'm just replacing them with OEM.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
    Oh no i'm sorry, I didn't really explain why I was changing out my brakes; my brakes are just worn out, they need to be replaced. So I was looking for options but decided i'm just replacing them with OEM.
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