New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

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New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

Post by z3ddie » Tue 21 Aug, 2012 11:14

Searched for this but does anyone have any suggestions to a decent set of all round replacements or do you suggest the stealer?

Thanks in advance


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Re: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

Post by Gazza » Tue 21 Aug, 2012 11:22

Try GSF or Euro car parts, good prices for replacements

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Re: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

Post by Mike Fishwick » Tue 21 Aug, 2012 11:28

I have recently fitted EBC Redstuff pads from EBC Direct for about £64, and Zimmermann drilled discs from GSF for £100. From experience on our Golf TDI - which has far less engine braking than the Z3 - the pads last for about 40k miles and the discs about 90k.

The current Redstuff work really well even when cold, and even better no matter how hot they are.
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Re: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

Post by bowei001 » Tue 21 Aug, 2012 11:31

We fitted Mintex discs & pads all round and have found then perfectly OK for general use on our 2.0. We bought boxed sets containing both discs & pads off a supplier on ebay. Make sure that you get genuine Mintex discs and Mintex pads not discs & Mintex pads which are also being sold but quite a lot cheaper.

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Re: New Disks and Pads - Z3 2.8 Auto

Post by cooknerkid » Tue 21 Aug, 2012 17:41

I always have a look on a Well Known Auction Site-- I managed to get a pair of rear discs from Knights BMW up north somewhere for £49.90 , in a BMW box brand new. and delivered to my home address.

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