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Changing the discs and brake pads

About to but a 1984 7 series 732i and the guy tells me the brakes shudder when used at a fair speed, I'll be driving this home 140 miles, will it be ok and how do I change the discs and pads??

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Have the rotors resurfaced.. New Pads.. and you'll be OK

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