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      12-14-2020, 10:55 AM   #45
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It's a brake job... My friend is an ASE certified mechanic and has a shop. He doesn't specialize in BMW but he can do the job. He doesn't charge BMW labor tax.

BUT I still do my brake job.

On the other hand I'll would go to a BMW specialist for drivetrain repair and or electronic malfunction.

This is brakes we are talking about. Shit even jiffy lube install brake.

You can do it OP.
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I guess the translation is wrong, Turner puts on their homepage. I Germany Zimmerman advertises with a term similar to "we manufature copies of OEM BMW brakes". But this is what erverybody else does. Otherwise they would not fit

Please let us be more precise. The calipers are Brembo but the rotors are BMW.

Off the German Zimmerman homepage:

Zur Herstellung von Bremsbelägen, Bremsscheiben und Bremstrommeln werden Rohteile aus Gusseisen mit Lamellengraphit (Grauguss) verwendet. Die Zusammensetzung des Graugusses orientiert sich an der OE-Spezifikation. Um die Eigenschaften von Grauguss für die Haltbarkeit und Bearbeitung einer Bremsscheibe positiv zu beeinflussen, werden dem Grundmaterial unterschiedliche Bestandteile zugesetzt. Diese Zusammensetzung ist bei Otto Zimmermann abgestimmt mit der Zusammensetzung der OE-Scheiben. Anteile wie z.B. Kupfer, Molybdän, Kohlenstoff und Titan in der Eisenlegierung werden bei jeder einzelnen OE-Scheibe analysiert und für die Zimmermann Rohlinge umgesetzt.

Raw parts made of cast iron with lamellar graphite (gray cast iron) are used to manufacture brake linings, brake disks and brake drums. The composition of the gray cast iron is based on the OE specification. In order to positively influence the properties of gray cast iron for the durability and machining of a brake disc, different components are added to the base material. At Otto Zimmermann, this composition is coordinated with the composition of the OE panes. Shares such as Copper, molybdenum, carbon and titanium in the iron alloy are analyzed for each individual OE disk and implemented for the Zimmermann blanks.

So can we now bury the myth that Zimmermann produces for BMW?
I see what you are saying, but doesn't really answer the question if they do or do not -- unless the google translation loses the context.

Anyways, really doesn't matter, OEM rotors aren't that awesome that I'd spend that amount of money on them. Lots of options out there.
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The dealership is quoting me $1400 to replace front pads and rotors.
It sounds a bit high to me. Thoughts? I think I may have the larger more expensive rotors (2014 335i sport).

Getting a quote from an Indy as well.

What's "reasonable" if they're using OEM parts?
Fcpeuro.com is your friend. I paid like 500.00 in parts for the front brakes and rotors. Then did the labor myself. I just did the rears for 260.00 like a week ago too. They also have life time warranty on everything unless it's an aerosol. I think I paid like 44.00 to ship my oil back so in the end I paid 44.00 for a complete oil change. Vs 80-100.00+...
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Fcpeuro.com is your friend. I paid like 500.00 in parts for the front brakes and rotors. Then did the labor myself. I just did the rears for 260.00 like a week ago too. They also have life time warranty on everything unless it's an aerosol. I think I paid like 44.00 to ship my oil back so in the end I paid 44.00 for a complete oil change. Vs 80-100.00+...
I don't understand why you return your oil for warranty. You are only supporting the dilivery company like usp and FedEx rather than supporting a company like FCP euro who bought us affordable parts for our car.

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Fcpeuro.com is your friend. I paid like 500.00 in parts for the front brakes and rotors. Then did the labor myself. I just did the rears for 260.00 like a week ago too. They also have life time warranty on everything unless it's an aerosol. I think I paid like 44.00 to ship my oil back so in the end I paid 44.00 for a complete oil change. Vs 80-100.00+...
I don't understand why you return your oil for warranty. You are only supporting the dilivery company like usp and FedEx rather than supporting a company like FCP euro who bought us affordable parts for our car.

I've only done it once to see how it worked. Either way they offer it, so why not try it?
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Fcpeuro.com is your friend. I paid like 500.00 in parts for the front brakes and rotors. Then did the labor myself. I just did the rears for 260.00 like a week ago too. They also have life time warranty on everything unless it's an aerosol. I think I paid like 44.00 to ship my oil back so in the end I paid 44.00 for a complete oil change. Vs 80-100.00+...
I don't understand why you return your oil for warranty. You are only supporting the dilivery company like usp and FedEx rather than supporting a company like FCP euro who bought us affordable parts for our car.

I've only done it once to see how it worked. Either way they offer it, so why not try it?
They encourage you to do it. Offering that service is a way to foster customer loyalty and ultimately increase revenue.

Don't worry about FCP, they have been having a fantastic year despite COVID.
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