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Old 10-12-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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E30 roters

I looked a bit on here and couldnt find anything. But I was wondering does anyone know the rotter thickness mines worn off. Also has anyone every replaced one? how much? also whats the cost for ceramic brake pads?
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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Search Google for your rotters.

You can get low end ROTORS off eBay and then get brake pads from autopartsway.com.

Why do you care what the thickness is...
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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grandfather would like to know before the safty. be nice to have them on if there needed then get there and they wont pass it because of the rotors.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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don't feed the troll, let the thread die
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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Simple question, you dont need to be so nice about it frakie591.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #6
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For the cost of the rotors and pads it wouldn't be worth trying to cheap out on the safety.
Think about this. the time to take it back and forth from the shop. the gas, the cost of the safety whether it passes or fails. if it fails then you have to do it all over again. more time, more money. Give this some thought...

Take one wheel off. run your fingers across the surface if there is a large ridge at the run out of the rotor (edge) it's a pretty good sign they need changing.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:47 AM   #7
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There is a large ridge. I looked in the manual and a book for how to restore the e30 and it says check the rotors.

My other question I was going to ask before the super nice guy. Was what are some good rotors and brakes to get. Is it ecinomical to go with ceramics? or are the exspensive, i see some people changing everything and other not. I was curious as to whats good, whats not and what to avoid.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:58 AM   #8
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I would'nt go spend the money on ceramic rotors... way too expensive for a road car imo... the factory spec pads and rotors are'nt that expensive... here's a link to pelican parts brake repair kit page everything you need for all 4 wheels under $300 + shipping...

there are Can. suppliers also... I priced some out at a trade supplier on the danforth and the cost for pads and rotors [oem supplier not chinese clone parts] was very similar.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/cata..._pg1.htm#item1

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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www.autopartsway.ca has a good deal if you order them today!

I picked up all 4 Brembo rotors for only $230 taxes and shipping included with promo code "THANKSCA". They also have a great price on PBR deluxe pads if you don't mind running those.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #10
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Thank you for the links .

Another question anyone have info on a 89 e30 325ix? I need a manual and cant find anything really on this car, thats bently to hanes. I also was wondering has anyone ever removed one? If so have any information on it or videos?
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For the cost of the rotors and pads it wouldn't be worth trying to cheap out on the safety.
Think about this. the time to take it back and forth from the shop. the gas, the cost of the safety whether it passes or fails. if it fails then you have to do it all over again. more time, more money. Give this some thought...

Take one wheel off. run your fingers across the surface if there is a large ridge at the run out of the rotor (edge) it's a pretty good sign they need changing.

I ground down all the ruff edges, I used an air sander and buffed it smooth. I also got partial ceramics for it. I needed the car on the road because of the accident last week, so till i find a replacement ill be driving it till winter.
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