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Old 09-08-2019, 11:56 AM
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Hello everyone. The time has come for new front breaks. I have the pads but going to change rotors as well. I am looking between these two brands with a total cost difference of about $20. What ones would ya'll go with? THX ahead for any info offered.

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Old 09-08-2019, 01:15 PM
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:25 PM
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Brakes.


not breaks





Either will be fine. I use zimmerman. IMO- Brembo isnt the brembo you think it is these days, at last for these mass market parts

Oh, the slotted and drilled stuff is trash. Dont waste your time
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OEM is not what BMW sells


http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM

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I vote Zimmerman. Mostly likely what I'll end up getting when the time comes.
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THX everyone!! Zimmerman is what I was thinking too. Parts on the way along with new bolts that hold disc in place and BMW break paste.
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THX everyone!! Zimmerman is what I was thinking too. Parts on the way along with new bolts that hold disc in place and BMW break paste.
Hahaha... still "break" paste. Of course Zimmerman.
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Hahaha... still "break" paste. Of course Zimmerman.
Awww what the heck,,,,was only a $1.07

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new sensors too, right?
Yes ordered them with the pads
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Neither. Go to RockAuto parts to get Pagid rotors at $58/apiece, if remember correctly. OEM brake feel, about the same amount of dust, for $$$ less
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:04 PM
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For what it's worth.....

By the way, no way the rocket scientist is going for cheapest on his own carriage......

I put Power Stops from Summit Racing on all 4 corners of my e66 in 2008. At the same time, I put them on all four corners of my Lightning. I am yet to change a pad on either! Best BREAKS ever!!!!
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Arrow Brake rotors: Zimmerman & Meyle

I ordered Zimmerman rotors (F25, rear) through ECS. They were shipped directly from Zimmerman. For some reason, they decided to ship both rotors in a cut up box inside another box with no padding in between. Needless to say, they arrived beat up (surprised they didn't come through the exterior destroyed box). Most of the "coating" on the rotors was worn off.
Called ESC who sent return shipping label to them. I then ordered the Meyle, which they shipped. Rotors looked great, which included stainless retaining bolts. In original highly protective packaging.
As a note, I did a following up email to Zimmerman. Never heard back from them.

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Neither. Go to RockAuto parts to get Pagid rotors at $58/apiece, if remember correctly. OEM brake feel, about the same amount of dust, for $$$ less
I was going to order from Rock Auto, but by the time I included the shipping, it was more than ordering from ECS (got veterans discount and free shipping).
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Either will be fine. I use zimmerman. IMO- Brembo isnt the brembo you think it is these days, at last for these mass market parts

Oh, the slotted and drilled stuff is trash. Dont waste your time
It's always a total hoot when someone condescends to "correct" someone else's spelling or grammar but then fails at their own. In your case it's capitalisation. No it doesn't really matter, we all understand what was meant, but the same goes for the initial post.
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...., at last for these mass market parts
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Wait, wait, it gets better. Spelling mistakes too. Oh my, the shame.
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It's always a total hoot when someone condescends to "correct" someone else's spelling or grammar but then fails at their own. In your case it's capitalisation. No it doesn't really matter, we all understand what was meant, but the same goes for the initial post.
Aww was frustrated with both my Bimmers "breaking" at the time and didn't spell check.~~~~~~~~Sorry
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It's always a total hoot when someone condescends to "correct" someone else's spelling or grammar but then fails at their own. In your case it's capitalisation. No it doesn't really matter, we all understand what was meant, but the same goes for the initial post.


Doesnít the make it playful? Ard knows what he is talking about. Iím more conservative but still.


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"Spell check"......

Or....

SPEEL CHECK?
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