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Re: New Wheels

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu May 05, 2011 5:10 pm

Fuck yeah. :headbang:

Called my BMW service place and they'll install my new brakes and rotors for $397.60. The guy had to make a special exception because he said they usually don't install customer-provided parts (durr that's how they make money), but since I'm awesome they'll do it...and I get a free loaner car again, which is an absolute necessity.

They initially quoted me about $1100 (parts & labor) to install the shitty, dusty-ass OEM brake pads and rotors...LOL! So, I paid 423.38 on Tirerack for the parts and 397.60 for labor = $820.98. RAPE! And I'm getting the best ceramics and rotors.
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Re: New Wheels

Postby Jif » Thu May 05, 2011 5:13 pm

Darkfoxx wrote:Fuck yeah. :headbang:

Called my BMW service place and they'll install my new brakes and rotors for $397.60. The guy had to make a special exception because he said they usually don't install customer-provided parts (durr that's how they make money), but since I'm awesome they'll do it...and I get a free loaner car again, which is an absolute necessity.

They initially quoted me about $1100 (parts & labor) to install the shitty, dusty-ass OEM brake pads and rotors...LOL! So, I paid 423.38 on Tirerack for the parts and 397.60 for labor = $820.98. RAPE! And I'm getting the best ceramics and rotors.

fuck thats still a lot of money

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Re: New Wheels

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu May 05, 2011 5:53 pm

Jif wrote:fuck thats still a lot of money

Yeah, but until Mike learns this shit I gotta pay up. I'd replace this shit myself if I had my tools and a garage.
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Re: New Wheels

Postby Darkfoxx » Wed May 11, 2011 4:15 pm

Wewt! Akebono ceramic pads and Brembo rotors installed. Also got new brake sensors installed.

Bumble, what's the gold shit they put all over the brake pads?

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All I need now is to have Mike put my summer tires on and I'll be all set for a while... :thumbsup:
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Re: New Wheels

Postby Harness » Wed May 11, 2011 7:17 pm

Darkfoxx wrote:
Bumble, what's the gold shit they put all over the brake pads?



It's either brake grease or special shit designed to prevent squeaks and squeals. A lot of people put stuff like that on the back of the pad but on high quality parts it isn't really necessary.
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