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Old 03-24-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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advice on rotors

i am looking for some feedback from any of you guys that know or use these stuff
i am getting new cross drilled rotors for my car and i have narrowed it down to 3 companies. They all have really good reviews and i am not looking to track them
they will only see daily use ( hard daily use )
they are all around the same price so that is not a definitive factor in this case

first off would be the ZIMMERMANN they are made in Germany afterall and are zincked so it will not rust
for the same price i also have the EBC dimpled and drilled rotors that i have read mixed reviews about them
and currently at the top of my list are the R1 concepts
they come zincked and electro plated black on the hub and the veins, they use a high level of carbon not just steel in the casting process. and they offer life time warranty

have you guys tried them before ?
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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I have cross drilled zimmerman rotors on my car with HPS pads and they perform great!
No annoying sounds, lots of brake dust (due to pads), stop on the dime, and I don't get much brake fade either.
I strongly recommend them.
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get zimmermann or brembo blanks
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:07 AM   #4
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Drilled rotors in general a waste of money for a road car, unless you track your car hard and often. You lose some braking effectiveness, as the contact area is slightly less. There's a reason why BMW didn't go for them in the first place--stick with blanks, zimmerman/brembo is always a good bet.

Save your money, get better pads instead.

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:52 AM   #5
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i mostly want them for the looks as well
right now i can get 20%off for the r1 concepts
the thing that i am worried about are cracks and wrapping when it comes to rotors but from my understanding there is no way that can happen unless i track the car
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I am a firm believer in slotted rotors, that is what I run generally.
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i mostly want them for the looks as well
right now i can get 20%off for the r1 concepts
the thing that i am worried about are cracks and wrapping when it comes to rotors but from my understanding there is no way that can happen unless i track the car
xdrilled rotors frequently crack in the winter
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xdrilled rotors frequently crack in the winter
the car gets stored during winters the thing im concerned about are cracks that appear where the drills are and the integrity if the holes have been drilled trough the veins
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the car gets stored during winters the thing im concerned about are cracks that appear where the drills are and the integrity if the holes have been drilled trough the veins
I don't think that should be a concern with quality, aftermarket rotors. It is a concern with chinese drilled in a basement ones. Having said that, I had chinese drilled rotors on my old Volvo 850 Turbo, drove the shit out of that thing, no cracks and no fade.
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I don't think that should be a concern with quality, aftermarket rotors. It is a concern with chinese drilled in a basement ones. Having said that, I had chinese drilled rotors on my old Volvo 850 Turbo, drove the shit out of that thing, no cracks and no fade.
that is the understanding that i get to as well. as long as i buy the disks already drilled i have virtually no worries. problems appear when a shop drills the holes after
also apparently R1 is more of a vendor all they do is mostly paint and coat the rotors and the actual casting company is the same one that does it for stoptech

i will give them a shot since i can get all 4 rotors shipped for about 350$

now i just need to think about pads because i want something that grips really good but has no noise and minimal dust
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Would go for Zimmerman. Great quality rotors!
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I got Brembos but grooved. I ve had bad experience with Zimmerman drilled as they crack!
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I've been using them on my daily car, so no problems.
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