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abrial 02-15-2011 11:46 AM

Brembo vs Zimmermann
 
Hi guys, I cannot decide which brakes to buy for my new 325,
I have brembo rotos installed on my curent 320 with akebono pads, so i have no dust at all, how about Zimmermann? Somebody ever tried those rotors? Thanks

1bmw1 02-15-2011 11:49 AM

DO NOT get zimmerman, unless their quality changed over the years. They warped on me in less than a year. I had no issues with the brembos.

ScotcH 02-15-2011 11:58 AM

the zimmermans are just fine. we run them on the racecars without any issues

1bmw1 02-15-2011 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ScotcH (Post 1481443)
the zimmermans are just fine. we run them on the racecars without any issues

Really? How often do you replace the rotors on your racecars?

ScotcH 02-15-2011 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 1bmw1 (Post 1481458)
Really? How often do you replace the rotors on your racecars?

When they start to crack or the lip is significant ... usually get a season out of them.

Btw, rotors do not warp (99% of the time). It's usually pad deposits causing puling from a bad bed in. I would stay away from any chinese rotors, but any German or Italian made Brembo, Balo, Zimmerman, etc are all pretty much indentical quality. In fact, I like the Zimmerman better since they are coated so the hats don't rust.

Steve30 02-15-2011 03:35 PM

how would you go about removing these deposits?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScotcH (Post 1481497)
When they start to crack or the lip is significant ... usually get a season out of them.

Btw, rotors do not warp (99% of the time). It's usually pad deposits causing puling from a bad bed in. I would stay away from any chinese rotors, but any German or Italian made Brembo, Balo, Zimmerman, etc are all pretty much indentical quality. In fact, I like the Zimmerman better since they are coated so the hats don't rust.


1BADBMR 02-15-2011 05:08 PM

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I have used both Zimmerman and Brembo. They both are good rotors, but found the Brembos to last longer. I did have some issues with the Zimmermans, but they were replaced under warrenty.
This time around I went with something different. I bought Turner Cross Drilled rotors and they rock*rockout*
(BTW I replaced rotors/pads/fluids/and changed to ss lines)

abrial 02-16-2011 11:50 AM

And also one more stupid question :) (sorry about that)
I'm looking for good place to buy brembo rotors and akebono or pagid brake pads, so its really hard to find those pads here, please help...

abrial 02-17-2011 07:21 PM

So? Nobody knows where to get parts here?

1bmw1 02-19-2011 12:37 PM

Call any of the listed shops in the sponsor section. They'll help you out. Personally i ordered a set of brembos that were cross drilled for a good price on ebay once upon a time.

mclovin 02-19-2011 02:51 PM

either

bimmerspecialist.com

or

autopartsway.ca


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