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Hi there,

Just checking to see if anyone knows of a NZ Based supplier of OEM / Genuine brake rotors for e46 M3 at a reasonable price?

Or anyone that happens to have a pair or a full set of new / near new rotors?

I need the fronts and rears. 

I've looked at purchasing ex USA, but the freight is a killer, even using the likes of NZ Post YouShop (weight would be about 35kg)

Cheers

Paul

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Have you got a quote from a BMW dealership locally?

I thought they were priced reasonably when I had my front rotors and pads replaced 2.5 years ago by Auckland City BMW (I appreciate prices may have shot up since this time).

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One NZ firm that might help but at a price.

https://www.nzad.co.nz/vehicle/bmw-3-series-e46-incl-compact-coupe-touring-cabriolet-0292-m3-x-drilled-32ltr-rear-rotors-06

As you mentioned freight is a killer but even so at these prices still got to be worth a look.pelican USA

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=34112282801

This one has the BMW genuine at good price

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/pel_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&LastVisited_input=0560&make=BMW&description=34212282303

Check the weight as given on their site and it is 65.24lbs or 29.59kgs for what its worth

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I have a few used ones 2x sets that might come up ok after a machining, theyd be very cheap. Feel free to pm me 

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FCPeuro have pretty good shipping rates.

The dealer might surprise you (long shot, you either get lucky or they give you a good laugh...)

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all of the pointers. The best price the dealer could do for front and rears was about $1600, which is not too bad compared to $1400 for ones shipped from USA, by the time freight and duty is added up.

The standard OEM USA ones tend to be solid (but ventilated) discs, only a few suppliers carry what they call "euro spec" discs which are slotted and ventilated with a 2-piece setup / alloy hub. 

I might end up going for some locally available Stoptech numbers for around $1000. Freight is only $30 ex Auckland, vs $200 - $300 ex USA.

Cheers

Paul

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Do a little research on the StopTech kit. I've seen very mixed reviews which (to me) says "look a little more closely than you might at something from the main dealer."

I am not suggesting anything untoward !

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1 hour ago, gjm said:

Do a little research on the StopTech kit. I've seen very mixed reviews which (to me) says "look a little more closely than you might at something from the main dealer."

I am not suggesting anything untoward !

I think that might be around the stop tech caliper pistons binding when super hot. A few people with track based m3s have posted about it.

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1 hour ago, paulo said:

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all of the pointers. The best price the dealer could do for front and rears was about $1600, which is not too bad compared to $1400 for ones shipped from USA, by the time freight and duty is added up.

The standard OEM USA ones tend to be solid (but ventilated) discs, only a few suppliers carry what they call "euro spec" discs which are slotted and ventilated with a 2-piece setup / alloy hub. 

I might end up going for some locally available Stoptech numbers for around $1000. Freight is only $30 ex Auckland, vs $200 - $300 ex USA.

Cheers

Paul

1800 for front and tears from dealer a good price. My fronts with pads where around 1800 fitted , rears  were 1000 with pads

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just a thought... if you were to join BMW Car Club NZ you'd get 10% off parts from BMW Dealers... membership paid twice over, instantly!

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On 3/14/2018 at 8:52 PM, paulo said:

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all of the pointers. The best price the dealer could do for front and rears was about $1600, which is not too bad compared to $1400 for ones shipped from USA, by the time freight and duty is added up.

The standard OEM USA ones tend to be solid (but ventilated) discs, only a few suppliers carry what they call "euro spec" discs which are slotted and ventilated with a 2-piece setup / alloy hub. 

I might end up going for some locally available Stoptech numbers for around $1000. Freight is only $30 ex Auckland, vs $200 - $300 ex USA.

Cheers

Paul

I'm pretty sure that the front rotor size is different between the USA (non-ZCP) and Euro spec M3's. Might be worth checking at least :-)

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