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      01-10-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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*GRAY Brembo* Cheapest Performance Pad + Rotor Replacement

Hopefully this helps anyone looking to do a full brake job on their Gray 4 Pot Brembo (standard 335i) brakes.

It was hard track down EBC RedStuff or YellowStuff for the rears since most only make/list pads for the M-brakes.
And for those that don't already know, the Gray Brembo fronts use the same pads as Msport brakes and M3/M4. The rears all differ.

Zimmerman blank rotors @ Turner Motorsports
Fronts set: $179 (34116792223Z2KT)
Rear set: $121 (34216864899ZKT)




Surprisingly googled the P/N for front and rear EBC RedStuff...and Autozone Online out of all places have the cheapest price lol

EBC RedStuff @ Autozone Online
Fronts: $126 (DP32130C)
Rears: $94 (DP32131C)
**Note that the rear is listed incorrectly on their website, and the actual EBC part number is for our F series standard gray caliber N55 cars.

EBC YellowStuff @ Autozone Online
Fronts: $173 (DP42130R)
Rears: $110 (DP42131R)

So all new pads and rotors for $578

Hopefully this is helpful for my fellow peasant gray Brembo fam
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As another option for the front, these two piece rotors like OEM can be had for around $190 with shipping and the 5% off rockauto always runs.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=430&jsn=430
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As another option for the front, these two piece rotors like OEM can be had for around $190 with shipping and the 5% off rockauto always runs.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...sn=430&jsn=430
That is a great deal! Thank you!
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R1 Concept Geomet rotors and Optimum OE pads.
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EBC RedStuff @ Autozone Online
Fronts: $126 (DP32133C)
Rears: $94 (DP32131C)
**Note that the rear is listed incorrectly on their website, and the actual EBC part number is for our F series standard gray caliber N55 cars.
DP32133C is the rear pad for the 2-piston fixed caliper, not front.

DP32130 is the pad for the front 4-piston fixed caliper.

I'm running the EBC Red front/rear set now with my M-Sport brakes.
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DP32133C is the rear pad for the 2-piston fixed caliper, not front.

DP32130 is the pad for the front 4-piston fixed caliper.

I'm running the EBC Red front/rear set now with my M-Sport brakes.

You are Correct. Fixed.
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I have a rear pads Hawk HPS 5.0 ,, and I'm searching for rear rotors,, was thinking of the Zimmerman,,
Did any one used Hawk 5.0 before and on what rotors???? ,, I only fear weak breaking and loud noise, I will not tolerate that
And what about Zimmerman,,, specially, (if any one tried it) with Hawk pads????
One more thing,,, are Zimmermans much heavier than the OEM ?? Would this affect anything?

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I have a rear pads Hawk HPS 5.0 ,, and I'm searching for rear rotors,, was thinking of the Zimmerman,,
Did any one used Hawk 5.0 before and on what rotors???? ,, I only fear weak breaking and loud noise, I will not tolerate that
And what about Zimmerman,,, specially, (if any one tried it) with Hawk pads????
One more thing,,, are Zimmermans much heavier than the OEM ?? Would this affect anything?
Try Stoptech rotors.
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Akebono EUR1880 (front) and EUR1610 (rear) are also another choice for the gray calipers. I installed them in my car with excellent fit. They also come with the brake sensors in the box.

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I have a rear pads Hawk HPS 5.0 ,, and I'm searching for rear rotors,, was thinking of the Zimmerman,,
Did any one used Hawk 5.0 before and on what rotors???? ,, I only fear weak breaking and loud noise, I will not tolerate that
And what about Zimmerman,,, specially, (if any one tried it) with Hawk pads????
One more thing,,, are Zimmermans much heavier than the OEM ?? Would this affect anything?
I have a set of Zimmerman's coming mid February. I will be using Hawk HPS 5.0 for front and back. I'll post a review when I have them put on. I have about 2000 miles left according to Idrive. It all depends how warm it get when the parts come.
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Hopefully this helps anyone looking to do a full brake job on their Gray 4 Pot Brembo (standard 335i) brakes.

It was hard track down EBC RedStuff or YellowStuff for the rears since most only make/list pads for the M-brakes.
And for those that don't already know, the Gray Brembo fronts use the same pads as Msport brakes and M3/M4. The rears all differ.

Zimmerman blank rotors @ Turner Motorsports
Fronts set: $179 (34116792223Z2KT)
Rear set: $121 (34216864899ZKT)




Surprisingly googled the P/N for front and rear EBC RedStuff...and Autozone Online out of all places have the cheapest price lol

EBC RedStuff @ Autozone Online
Fronts: $126 (DP32130C)
Rears: $94 (DP32131C)
**Note that the rear is listed incorrectly on their website, and the actual EBC part number is for our F series standard gray caliber N55 cars.

EBC YellowStuff @ Autozone Online
Fronts: $173 (DP42130R)
Rears: $110 (DP42131R)

So all new pads and rotors for $578

Hopefully this is helpful for my fellow peasant gray Brembo fam
Sorry for not being a break expert. I will have to do my brakes as well. What exactly did you buy to equal that total for the brake job?
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What do you all think of this brake kit? Better of worse than the red or yellows?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...16855000ktfr10
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What do you all think of this brake kit? Better of worse than the red or yellows?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...16855000ktfr10
That is for the last generation 3-Series (E90)


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Sorry for not being a break expert. I will have to do my brakes as well. What exactly did you buy to equal that total for the brake job?
Umm...Front and rear rotors and pads.
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What do you all think of this brake kit? Better of worse than the red or yellows?

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...16855000ktfr10
That is for the last generation 3-Series (E90)


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Sorry for not being a break expert. I will have to do my brakes as well. What exactly did you buy to equal that total for the brake job?
Umm...Front and rear rotors and pads.
No combination on that list totals to 578
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No combination on that list totals to 578
I apologize for being $5 off
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I have a set of Zimmerman's coming mid February. I will be using Hawk HPS 5.0 for front and back. I'll post a review when I have them put on. I have about 2000 miles left according to Idrive. It all depends how warm it get when the parts come.
Me too ,, same setting 🤩 Zimmerman and Hawk hps 5.0 and still have 3.5 mil on my rear pads
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