Originally Posted by BMW_TT
7k to change brake pads and rotors?
If you go OEM from the dealer, then yeah.
However, since they are wear-and-tear items (expendables, like oil and tyres), they are not covered under warranty regardless... so no reason you can't go for after-market.
Especially when after-market upgrades are a lot cheaper than OEM stock.
Originally Posted by stylinexpat
One is looking at about $11K between brakes and tires all around
Upgraded rotors are about $2550.
Pads will run you around $300 for street
Around $850 for street + light track.
And 'off-road, track' pads are all over the place price wise. Usually $1000+ (some name brand stuff being $stupid).
Tyres are gonna be $2.2K for all 4. Less if you go with the Bridgestones.
So basically around $5K+ for tyres and brakes, depending on what you want to spend extra on.
However, rotors don't need replacing very often, and you'll go through a few sets of pads before you replace rotors... So that cost does go down a bit.
You can also go with a square tyre setup, and rotate, which will extend your tyre life by a good while.