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Old 11-17-2008, 11:33 AM
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whats recommended for brakes and rotors?

hey guys, I believe i am in need of brakes and rotors, i would just like to know what the community would choose. I know i'm driving an M3 but money is tight at the moment so if u guys know of good quality products for a good price. Please advice me where to look. For rotors i'd also prefer drilled/slotted.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:02 PM
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stock is the way to go. drilled/slotted are bling and don't hold up as well as solid rotors.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:06 PM
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sweet, appreciate the advice
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:51 AM
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solids..do hold longer....but drilled brake better....so if it is money thts the problem...just get drilled not slotted....zimmerman is nice for bmw's
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:04 AM
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solids..do hold longer....but drilled brake better....so if it is money thts the problem...just get drilled not slotted....zimmerman is nice for bmw's
disagree that drilled rotors brake better.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:36 PM
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Drilled rotors brakes better and good for daily driving. Slotted is good for track use.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:42 PM
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There will be a warning light that will tell you when or if you need brakes. I'd spot check em, just in case a sensor you believe a sensor to be bad. But to answer your question, stock will be the best way to go esp. when ballin on a budget....as most of us are.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:46 PM
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If budget isn't exactly the issue... what's the way to go? (besides a Brembo BBK) or something ridiculous...

I've thought about the competition brakes/rotors - i believe they are slightly bigger and are drilled.

If I just wanted to increase the stop-ability of my car with new performance rotors and without having to get new pads every 2 months - what do you all recommend?

Thoughts??
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heh....drilled brakes better than soild...there is a much less heat transfer....
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:29 PM
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Check out the links below.

I've sold a lot of these brakes and have yet to receive negative feedbacks. Excellent kit for the money.

14" big brake kit

15" big brake kit
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:03 AM
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i had akimono's but on mine, no brake dust, great stopping power, they just dont last as long
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