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Old 02-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Where do you guys buy rotors?

I'm looking for Zimmerman cross-drilled or ATE Power discs but my choice is not fixed on these specific brands. I'm wondering where you guys buy your brake discs and what brand and type (slotted/drilled/plain) do you use for your car?
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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I too am looking. But I don't want any rotor that will crack or break, and I want to use my stock pads!!!!
Help us anyone.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:16 AM   #4
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:39 AM   #5
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Fancy slotted/cross-x/whatever rotors are complete B.S. They will not provide any type of braking gains on anything but serious track driving, and if you're getting into that it's probably better to just swap rotors on race day. Go with stock rotors or Brembo stock replacements. They are cheap, won't chew up your pads, and are generally more durable.

Pads are what matter. Go with Axxis Ultimates, they generally get the thumbs up from Bf.c.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:41 AM   #6
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Elite Auto for Brembo cross-drilled rotors and PBR pads
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:43 AM   #7
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I just want the look. I know they don't improve braking. In fact real racing pads need to heat up properly before they work and they wear out fast. Any high performance product wears out fast, but thanx for the advice
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:52 AM   #8
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Cool, just wanted to make sure you knew what you're buying into. Where in Scarborough do you live?
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:10 AM   #9
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midland and finch

I really want the cross drilled look but as one member metioned to me, they look kinda silly in stock size. Especially on my 323i
still want to do it.
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:29 AM   #10
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Cool, I'm at Meadowvale/Ellesmere.

You know, 330 front brake upgrades are pretty amazing for the money...
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:31 AM   #11
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true but I only have a 323i, its has a smaller rotor size
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:19 AM   #12
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Mystikal, I hear you and I know plain rotors would be best for the street. I got the same advice from Zeckhausen Racing but I know what I'm getting into. Slotted rotors (ATE Power discs) is my other choice and some people at roadfly.org are happy with those.

I really would like to know places to buy in the GTA so I don't have to carry these heavy pieces of metal from the U.S. where I fly to every other week.

I've also got myself a set of Axxis Deluxe Plus 'cause I hate the dust and these are highly recommended by guys from the M5 forum.

Thanks for the input so far guys...
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:39 AM   #13
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Quote:
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true but I only have a 323i, its has a smaller rotor size
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I think what Mystical meant is that you can do a 330 brake conversion with 330 rotors and calipers on your car. They fit and brake and look better.

Also I hear slotted rotors do give you better initial bite, but do wear your pads a little more. Cross drilled brakes worse and heats up more then stock.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:54 AM   #14
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Well, if you walk on the brakes like you need to stop in 5 feet, it'll bite hard, otherwise it just chews your pads to bits, and cracks the rotors instantly.

By the way, there's no such thing as streetable non-cracking rotors, unless you call $4500US just for rotors streetable Realistically, you can expect the rotors to last as long as one set of pads, maybe two if you're lucky in my experience anyways. Something tells me that $600 for pads is bad enough, nevermind $600 for rotors too

Axxis pads is for sure the way to go.

Slotted rotors actually are good for large trucks, they aid with brake fade, but not many of you bimmer guys run 6000lb trucks with 12,000lbs behind them... Anyways, I'd stick to brembo stock replacements and just Axxis pads, then you'll be set. Either that or do a 14" brake conversion, then you're set! 14" rotors are sexy, even when not cross drilled, as hard as that is to believe
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