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Morning all.

I recently took my car to the dealer because I had a suspicion that my front discs maybe warped. It transpires this is exactly what has happened. I am not very happy about this because the discs are not that worn and they are OEM and the car has never been tracked or driven that hard.

I have a few options available to me really.

1. Leave it be and live with the wobble. Then replace them when the discs are worn as well as warped.
2. Let the BMW dealer supply and fit the front discs and pads at some silly cost.
3. Source the parts myself and have a specialist fit them.

I have been quoted less than £100 to fit the front discs and pads by a specialist, so there's no way I would even attempt the job myself for such an arbitrary saving.

This leads me on to the braking components themselves. I have read in another thread, that the general consensus is that a company called Textar Produce and supply the front brake pads for BMW, and then BMW put their stamp on them and increase the price. Can anyone confirm or deny who actually makes the pads and discs for the E 60 M5. Is it Pagid, Ate, Textar. Or someone else?

Then there is the matter of the front discs themselves. The website Eurocarparts lists Pagid front discs at £282 each. Are these the home OEM discs? Does anyone know who makes the front discs for the car? The OEM price from the dealer is almost identical to this price so it makes me think that Pagid could well be the OEM disk.

Someone else said that ATE make the discs for BMW but I have no idea.

Then, the PADS. Eurocarparts lists a few different option for these. This seems to be where the biggest savings can be made. Does anyone know if it is definitely Textar who make these pads? Eurocarparts list front pads made by PAGID, EICHER and Textar, all at approx £70. Which is the OEM? I have heard that someone pads squeel compared to the OEM Pads. BMW are charging £200 or so for PADS so it would be nice to buy the exact same pads without their stamp for a fraction of the cost.

Any help would be greatly appreciated chaps.

Thanks in advance, and I hope you all have a good weekend! The sun is shining here in the UK for once.
 

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Are you sure they're warped? Sometimes you get pad deposits on the rotor which makes them feel warped. Should that be the case you should be able to take care of that with some driving.

That said BMW brakes are the easiest things to change. It's really not that hard infact some people do it at the track on track days between sessions. You could probably do it yourself if you can change your oil and tie your shoes.

As far as pads, ATE, PAGID, Textar are all OEM suppliers I don't recall which is for the E60 M5 but any will suffice for daily driving non tracked cars.

Hope that helps
 

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Hi there, thanks for that. Anyone else got any info or ideas about this? I'm quite sure the discs are warped rather than have pad deposits on them.


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