View Full Version : Anyone have experience with FCP Groton?

09-30-2009, 08:30 AM
Hi all,

I'm thinking it's finally time to do my brakes, I haven't done it before, so I'm thinking I'll do the whole shebang on my E39 528i at an upcoming DIY.

I have seen a couple of kits with Brembo and Mintex/Akebono combos - everything but the e-brake shoes here: http://bit.ly/29lKl3 for $425-475.

Are these a deal, should I look elsewhere? Any experience with these kits or seller would be appreciated.



John in VA
09-30-2009, 08:12 PM
No experience with the kit, but the seller is know to have some crap, at least for steering links, tie rods, control arms, etc.
Price the items at http://www.autohausaz.com/. They carry a variety of choices of products, based on your budget, and free shipping on orders >$50.

09-30-2009, 08:36 PM
I bought suspension parts from them for my E34. 1 year later I had to replace most of them again. The fact that they can't even spell brake line right is frightening. For a street car, don't put on stainless lines.

I'd call ElephantMotorsports.com for the pads, rotors & sensors.

09-30-2009, 09:31 PM
i get all my brakes from zeckhausen.com

10-01-2009, 07:19 AM
Check with Vincent at Bimmerzone.com, info@<hidden>

Great prices, free shipping on orders over $100 and it comes from PA so it's overnight to our area.

I would go Zimmerman rotors with PBR Axxis Deluxe Ceramics pads.

10-01-2009, 07:59 AM
Thanks all for the feedback! Certainly not worth hedging with the brakes, and I too have heard good things about Axxis.