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Old 12-30-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by z0lt3c View Post
IMHO... they are cheap crap rotors. I went through two sets on my front axle, always warped within 1500 miles. I even resurfaced once so they warped three times on me. Finally took car to dealer who said the rotors were poor quality and replaced with OEM... no more warping since. If I was gonna try them again on an e60 I would suggest the slotted version to help with heat build up. I should add that I have used these rotors more successfully on other model BMWs and I do believe the e60/e61 brake design is undersized.
Originally Posted by Hogie View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Mixed feedback which was very helpful. I did go ahead and order the Centric Rotors from I will most likely install next Saturday.

Just an FYI, when BMW did my front brakes for the first time the BMW rotors warped within about a month of installation. They replaced for free. Other than the grade of material used I think a mystery on why some rotors will warp when used under normal driving conditions. For me I think proper break-in for the first 500 miles and proper wheel lug torque are critical.

I'll bookmark this post and report back in a month or so and let you know how they are doing.
Neither of your rotors 'warped'. See: brake pad deposition. Break-in the pads correctly and you won't have this problem.
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