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Old 02-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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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
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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the zimmermans are just fine. we run them on the racecars without any issues
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #4
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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?
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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.
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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how would you go about removing these deposits?

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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.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:08 PM   #7
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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
(BTW I replaced rotors/pads/fluids/and changed to ss lines)
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:50 PM   #8
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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...

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Old 02-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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So? Nobody knows where to get parts here?
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #10
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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.
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either

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