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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 roadster and coupe talk with our gurus here.

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:30 PM
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Brake/Rotors Decision

Will probably be doing brake job on my Roadster (3.0) in January. I have started some research on brake packages front & rear. There are two kits I am considering...
(1) Powerstop K2872 Evolution (Z16) $392.00 found on Auto parts Warehouse. The Powerstop/Brake Disc and Pad Kit includes drilled & slotted rotors with ceramic pads. Sensors are included.
(2) Turner Motorsport has a Z3 3.0 Roadster & Coupe package (front & rear) OEM Rotor & Axxis/PBR metal master pads with ATE type 200 Amber brake fluid included $304.00

Does anyone have either of these kits on your 3.0 Z3 ?? I am open for suggestions/advice. I think both of these kits are designed for primarily street driving with quiet braking & little dust left on wheels. That's what I am looking for...no track driving. Thanks for your help/input.

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:12 AM
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Take choice 2. Drilled rotors (for the most part) are a cosmetic only option. They do not provide any increase in performance for street use and actually have an increase incidence of cracking through the holes. There is a reason no major racing series runs cross drilled rotors. For performance, most series run slotted rotors. VERY expensive cross drilled rotors are a different story but not the ones you are talking about. I can't comment on the pads as I have not run them but based on the rotor situation, I would be go with option 2.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:33 AM
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Contact Vincent @ Bimmerzone (info @bimmerzone.com) He's a great vendor and may be able to beat Turner's price for the same products.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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Thanks for your input. I feel it will help with my decision making.
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