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Old 07-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Do these rotors look good?

From the pics, does it look like they're worth buying or do they look worn down for immediate replacement?
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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They look pretty wizzed to me.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Crap, sorry about the massive filesize.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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Why are you buying used rotors?
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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waste of money, that rotor would cause huge vibrations.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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How much do they want for them?

And No.

Looks like there's still some meat left on them, and probably from the looks of the lines created from the brake pads. It'll have to be machined out and leave you with even less meat. But you can't because their cross-drilled.

Its not recommended that you buy used rotors as brakes are the most important part of your vehicle. And those rotors look like its had a lot of play in its life....

Plus, there's no warranty in case of manufacturer's defect or warpage.

Hope that helps. I know if it was me,personally I wouldn't buy those for my E46.

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:11 PM   #7
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blank brembos cost 80 a piece....dont bother with drilled rotors ESP used ones!
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:17 PM   #8
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Why are you buying used rotors?
Espically cross-drilled. Take a look at Dave's(98Dinan3) rear rotors next time you see him. Besides being very well worn, as those used ones are, there are stress fractures moving outwards from the cross drilled holes.

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And I would imagine much worse fractures on a rotor that has been that well used.
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I don't need to be preached on the OMFG DRILLED ROTORS CRACK! But thanks

Kev, it's used BBK and I agree it looks pretty worn...
Vadim, I know about OE-sized Brembo blanks, I just wanted to explore some "used" BBK options instead.
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buy new pads, rotors, and fluid and then buy used calipers/hardware. but make sure it's in good condition. i'd shy away from used rotors. you don't know if they are warped until you install them. plus those rotors look like they got some pretty bad grooves.
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I don't need to be preached on the OMFG DRILLED ROTORS CRACK!

Kev, it's used BBK and I agree it looks pretty worn...
Vadim, I know about OE-sized Brembo blanks, I just wanted to explore some "used" BBK options instead.
Not trying to preach, just stating why I would not do it and backing it up with fact. You cant go on a public forum and not expect peoples opinions. Use whatever you want I don't really care, just seems to me like a waste of $$. Unless your buying the kit at a really good price, then it might be worth it just for the calipers/brackets.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:42 PM   #12
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come on man, you shouldn't even be thinking of buying used brake parts.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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Okay guys calm down.... haha we don't need to flame him about buying used rotors. I think he gets the point

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #14
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It's the pricing that has got me thinking . For sure I would prefer to just grab everything but the rotors and pads - just wanted your opinions on what life those rotors seem to have left.

I really want just the calipers/brackets. Next step is to find out how much new rotors and pads would cost and see if I can convince the seller to part the calieprs/brackets.

I haven't, and wouldn't buy used brake parts (rotors/pads) unless they were practically new. In case of used BBKs, I'm all for the hardware not the rotors/pads.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:28 PM   #15
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OMFG CROSS DRILLED ROTORS CRACK

I guess I'm in trouble then cause I'm getting a set

but seriously, they don't always crack, I mean tons of manufacturers use them, like Porsche and Mercedes. Unless you're tracking or ride the brake pedal like a mofo, I think you're good with 'em. Not those of course, but in general
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