Why genuine BMW brake parts?
Over the years, we have tried many different variations of brake components on BMWs, and what we have learned is that genuine BMW OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brake rotors and linings perform better for street use than any other combination. Our recommendation is genuine BMW brakes for your vehicle (unless you intend to compete).
The superior cold performance and lack of any noise or vibration makes them ideal for daily driving. The only drawback to original equipment is the dark grey brake dust caused by the high carbon linings. After-market linings can cure the dust problem, but quite often create other issues.
A shaking steering wheel as you slow from freeway speeds, and even when not braking, can often be cured with BMW brake discs/rotors. As the non-original rotors heat cycle from driving, they often become warped like a vinyl LP record. The BMW rotors are cast from very soft and porous steel; they dissipate heat very uniformly, and when the factory linings are used, the pores at the surface of the rotors collect and hold carbon from the linings to help adhesion and minimize vibrations (noise). Ever notice the way the rotors on your BMW rust in what seems like minutes after a car wash? Also, sometimes squeaks can be heard during a rainy day. This is a result of washing the carbon away.
Remember to go easy on your new brakes for the first two hundred miles. This will harden the lining materials and maximize the performance and longevity of the pads. Most brake jobs can be done the same day at Munich Motorsport; just give us a call or schedule an appointment online.