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      04-09-2019, 01:12 PM   #1
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How much should i expect to pay for the m sport pads and discs on a 2013 330d? Any recommendations on brand too please?
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Blue calliper brakes??

£740 front & £450ish rear at BMW

You can enter your car details on bmw service site and get different dealer prices
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There’s been a few threads on this recently worth doing a search.
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Go on Autodoc and order aftermarket two piece discs, their app is cheapest.
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I just paid £644 for a full set of front & rear M Performance discs (TRW) and full set of EBC yellow pads. A few extras like cleaner, grease, threadlock, a pin punch and a set of small wire brushes and total price is £665 as doing the job myself at the weekend.

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What size discs and pads do i need for the m sport brakes (blue calipers)? Think discs are 370mm but im a bit confused on what i am looking for tbh!!!
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I just paid £644 for a full set of front & rear M Performance discs (TRW) and full set of EBC yellow pads. A few extras like cleaner, grease, threadlock, a pin punch and a set of small wire brushes and total price is £665 as doing the job myself at the weekend.

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That sounds expensive! On Autodoc the TRW fronts are £230 a pair and rears are £120, so plus £150 for the pads should be around £500 total!?
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What size discs and pads do i need for the m sport brakes (blue calipers)? Think discs are 370mm but im a bit confused on what i am looking for tbh!!!
370mm front, 345mm rear. Stick with TRW or Brembo imo:

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/...lier%5B%5D=trw
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That sounds expensive! On Autodoc the TRW fronts are £230 a pair and rears are £120, so plus £150 for the pads should be around £500 total!?
I paid - Discs - 230 fronts and 118 rears - Pads 161 front and 136 rear

Have I been ripped off on the pads or have you forgotten to add the rears on?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DP42133R-...53.m2749.l2649
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DP42130R-...53.m2749.l2649
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That sounds expensive! On Autodoc the TRW fronts are £230 a pair and rears are £120, so plus £150 for the pads should be around £500 total!?
I paid - Discs - 230 fronts and 118 rears - Pads 161 front and 136 rear

Have I been ripped off on the pads or have you forgotten to add the rears on?
Oh ok, I didn't realise EBC's were that expensive!
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Oh ok, I didn't realise EBC's were that expensive!
They better be good!
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Oh ok, I didn't realise EBC's were that expensive!
They better be good!
Apparently they're very good for fast road use, but no good on track.
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Apparently they're very good for fast road use, but no good on track.
Perfect. I will post when they are bedded in and I have tested them
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So what brakes did you go for OP?

I think some drilled and grooved ones would be nice but think Brembo only do a perforated ventilated disc.
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So what brakes did you go for OP?

I think some drilled and grooved ones would be nice but think Brembo only do a perforated ventilated disc.
Brembo and TRW both do an M Performance style one.
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Here are some options on the 370 & 345 discs. I went for TRW

https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/spa...eyword=DF6600S

https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/spa...eyword=DF6601S
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Apparently they're very good for fast road use, but no good on track.
Uhm, pretty rubbish for either. I had them a couple of years ago and they fade quickly even with moderately fast road use. On track they were useless.

Sorry DriveS - if you've not opened them you might want to considering changing them.

I'm now running Pagid Blue (RS4-2) on the front; Pagid Yellow (RSL1) on the rear. Yes they're more expensive but they're brilliant, even during an all-day track session pounding round Spa.
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Iíve used EBC on cars and motorbikes but wonít anymore. On both the pad material came away from the backing plate. Even before that happened they werenít anything special. Pagid have been much better value, lasted longer and felt better. Added bonus is they donít give off too much brake dust either.
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Uhm, pretty rubbish for either. I had them a couple of years ago and they fade quickly even with moderately fast road use. On track they were useless.

Sorry DriveS - if you've not opened them you might want to considering changing them.

I'm now running Pagid Blue (RS4-2) on the front; Pagid Yellow (RSL1) on the rear. Yes they're more expensive but they're brilliant, even during an all-day track session pounding round Spa.
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Iíve used EBC on cars and motorbikes but wonít anymore. On both the pad material came away from the backing plate. Even before that happened they werenít anything special. Pagid have been much better value, lasted longer and felt better. Added bonus is they donít give off too much brake dust either.
Oh, I remember a couple of people saying they started to disintegrate on track, but didnít realise theyíre also not great on road!

Ferodo also make good pads, i had the DS Performance at around £100 a set which were great on road, DS2500 also very highly rated at around £170 a set.
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Cheers buddy. Assume the 370mm are for the front? What size pads do i need?
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On the car they were EBC Red Stuff on a Mondeo Diesel estate so performance should have been well within the specs of the pads. Investigating noisy braking from the front and found the material detached from the backing plate. The pad material was only held in place by the pad carrier. Checked all the brakes and one of the rears had big chunks missing from the material as well as cracks. Pads were returned to EBC who blamed fitting, I fitted them and have never had an issue before or after. After much complaining they offered to replace them as goodwill but wouldn’t refund. Took the replacements and sold them on.
The motorbike was rear brake locking up briefly after braking for a corner. Luckily wasn’t going fast and was able to run wide onto the verge. Couldn’t figure out why it had locked up at the side of the road so went straight home to strip the brake and found one of the pads had lost its material and they were EBC fitted by the previous owner.
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I got ebc discs and green stuff pads years ago on my Impreza. The discs warped in less than 1000 miles, and the pads were shite.

I’d never touch ebc ever again.
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