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bmw330ice 06-29-2012 02:14 PM

DIY* Rotora BBK Installation (Center Spotlight Media Content - Lots of Pics!)
 
Hello guys and gals,
As some of you know, I recently did a lot of DIY work on my car as well, which included upgrading the struts to Koni (Yellows), the springs to Eibach lowering springs, and the OEM brakes to the Rotora BBK. And I would like to apologize to Rotora for the delay; took me some time to get the lift installed in my parent's house, plus I had a death in the family. But without further ado, here is my DIY write up for the Rotora BBK on my 2006 330Ci.

I wanted to go ahead a post a DIY specifically on the Rotora BBK since it does take some work to make everything fit properly and figured everyone could benefit if someone decides to go the Rotora route. :thumbsup:

Step by Step process (2006 BMW 330Ci - 355mm BBK):

Rear Brakes

Step 1
**Cut the dust shields, so that the new rotors fit.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7...29118e3b_b.jpg
DSC_0976 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7...ba9586f0_b.jpg
DSC_0978 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

**Brake dust shield cut and removed

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7...15abf2cc_c.jpg
DSC_0975 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 2
**Place the rotors.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7...c2f7f6a9_b.jpg
DSC_0979 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 3
**Tighten the rotors with OEM screw. Socket wrench.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7...49d612ce_b.jpg
DSC_0980 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

** New Calipers

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7...61e4ccfb_b.jpg
DSC_0982 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 4
**Place the new stainless steal brake lines back where the old ones attached.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7...00097021_c.jpg
DSC_0983 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 5
**Place and tighten caliper bolts. Use OEM bolts.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7...3cd78d37_c.jpg
DSC_0985 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 6
**Place loctite onto the end of the brake lines to secure it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7...0e34e6c4_c.jpg
DSC_0984 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 7
**Tighten the brake lines into the calipers. 13mm wrench.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/7...83b4eb36_c.jpg
DSC_0987 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 8
**Place new brake lines up to the old hook-up.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7...1732b1c1_b.jpg
DSC_0989 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 9
**Tighten the brake lines into the old hook-up. 11mm wrench.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7...b68ebd79_b.jpg
DSC_0990 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 10
**Remove brake pad sensor and then cut.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7...a0ab22f5_c.jpg
DSC_0992 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 11
**Strip the wires and then twist the end of the brake pad sensor wires. Then wrap the end with electrical tape. (This will make sure no error codes show.) Place brake bad sensor back in original spot, and make sure it does not hang. Secure it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7...d3c320aa_b.jpg
DSC_0994 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Front Brakes

Step 1
**Cut the dust shields, so that the new rotors fit. Same as the back brakes, although I only cut the lower half.

Step 2
**Place the rotors.

Step 3
**Tighten the rotors with OEM screw. Socket wrench.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7...1883f208_b.jpg
DSC_0999 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 4
**Place and tighten caliper bolts. Use OEM bolts.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7...09ca918a_c.jpg
DSC_0995 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/7...b97dfb5f_c.jpg
DSC_0998 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 5
**Tighten the brake lines into the calipers. 13mm wrench.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7...3f9a382b_c.jpg
DSC_1003 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 6
**Place the new stainless steal brake lines back where the old ones attached.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7...3493abd1_b.jpg
DSC_1002 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 7
**Place new brake lines up to the old hook-up.

Step 8
**Tighten the brake lines into the old hook-up. 11mm wrench.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7...bc32a843_b.jpg
DSC_1004 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 9
**Remove brake pad sensor.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7...62b00cdd_b.jpg
DSC_1006 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 10
**Cut brake pad sensor.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7...f99079ed_b.jpg
DSC_1007 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 11
**Strip the wires and then twist the end of the brake pad sensor wires. Then wrap the end with electrical tape. (This will make sure no error codes show.) Place brake bad sensor back in original spot, and make sure it does not hang. Secure it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7...cc961a61_b.jpg
DSC_1009 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Final product. :excited:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7...f954edb2_c.jpg
DSC_1010 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Final product with wheels on.
* for clearance between calipers and spokes of the wheels, I used H&R 12mm hubcentric spacers for the front, and H&R 15mm humbcentric spacers for the rear.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7...9d58f91e_b.jpg
DSC_1043 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7...f17950e1_b.jpg
DSC_1044 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Last but not least, I bled the brakes using DOT 4 brake fluid and the power bleeder from ECS.

I want to thank Chase (2000 328Ci) for hooking me up with Rotora, as well as Loren from Rotora, who helped me get everything ordered, shipped, and squared away! :clap:

Thanks for Looking! :thumbsup:

Snik 06-29-2012 02:19 PM

So once u cut the pad sensor, and twist the wires together no code?
That's it?
Do you have to cut/remove off the OE dust shield to fit or could u have only cut a part of it?
What size rims are u rocking?

Great write up BTW?

bmw330ice 06-29-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snikwad (Post 14529115)
So once u cut the pad sensor, and twist the wires together no code?
That's it?
Do you have to cut/remove off the OE dust shield to fit or could u have only cut a part of it?
What size rims are u rocking?

Great write up BTW?

Yup! That's it! ...the twisting of the wires technically "out-smarts" the coding...making it believe its still present.

...and yes you do. For the backs, you have to cut the whole shield off, but for the fronts, you can just cut off the bottom half.

18" CSLs :thumbup:

Thank you! :thumbsup:

Snik 06-29-2012 02:36 PM

Me likey. Thanks man. And good job again.
Post full side shots.

2000_328CI 06-29-2012 03:31 PM

Looks amazing buddy and so glad to see the install went smoothly. I've really loved my kit and haven't had any hiccups. Go Rotora :bow:

bmw330ice 06-30-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snikwad (Post 14529177)
Me likey. Thanks man. And good job again.
Post full side shots.

Thanks again buddy! ...and will do, just waiting on one more thing and then I'm getting new tires and rolling the fenders this next week. So then I shall post full side shots! :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2000_328CI (Post 14529352)
Looks amazing buddy and so glad to see the install went smoothly. I've really loved my kit and haven't had any hiccups. Go Rotora :bow:

Thanks again buddy! I'm glad it went well too! :clap:

LeontiyZHP 06-30-2012 01:56 PM

Great DIY! And nice pics! :thumbsup:

blazedxjan 07-01-2012 01:52 PM

sexy hardware

djnekkon 07-01-2012 04:35 PM

Great looking BBK. Love your car.

johnca 07-02-2012 09:43 AM

Nice BBK upgrading it looks amazing!!

bmw330ice 07-02-2012 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeontiyZHP (Post 14531616)
Great DIY! And nice pics! :thumbsup:

Thank you x2! :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by blazedxjan (Post 14533424)
sexy hardware

Thank you! :thumbup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by djnekkon (Post 14533858)
Great looking BBK. Love your car.

Thanks buddy! Love your car too, very unique!

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnca (Post 14535300)
Nice BBK upgrading it looks amazing!!

Thank you, John! :thumbsup:

**update. Just took it out (after not driving it for a month. :() to break in the new brakes and I must say, they were very easy to break in and they work fantastic! I will post more shots, including full side shots once I get the new tires on, fenders rolled and get it washed! :clap:

Stay tuned! :4ngie:

bmw330ice 07-07-2012 04:36 PM

Well, been a crazy week to weekend, but finally got some new shots taken. Still have a lot to go through, but here's an update! :hi:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7...bf5aebcd_b.jpg
BMW 330Ci with ATL Skyline by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/7...fdac2b90_b.jpg
Rotora Stopping Power by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7...5f979109_b.jpg
330Ci Stanced by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

....only thing left to do for the Exterior, is M3 Rep Front bumpers, CSL 1-piece front lip, ZHP M-Tech 2 rear bumper, CSL boot lid and M3 Rep Mirrors with Auto-Fold. Then on to performance! :4ngie:
Thanks for looking! :thumbsup:

LoveBeingUseless 07-07-2012 05:41 PM

Looks awesome! :) so jealous

bmw330ice 09-02-2012 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoveBeingUseless (Post 14550425)
Looks awesome! :) so jealous

Thanks, buddy! :thumbup:


Update: Waiting on my Carbon Fiber CSL trunk to arrive from ECS tuning...:clap:
...in the meantime, decided to take a few shots after I was done working on my dad's car for the day. Plus, I wanted to try out my new lens that I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

haha I promise not to over-do the bokah next go-round, but my primary purpose to get this lens was to get that great natural background blur with the sharpness where I wanted it instead of having to do so in Photoshop.

Enjoy! ...I'll post more when I install my CSL bootlid! :4ngie:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7...262dc53d_b.jpg
BMW 330Ci & BMW M5 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7...b6016e65_b.jpg
Rotora BBK by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/7...cc69facb_b.jpg
BMW 330Ci w/ Rotora BBK by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7...4d60107f_b.jpg
Red Hot Stopping Power. by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7...279674d0_b.jpg
Like a Boss. by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/7...346bf52a_b.jpg
///M = More Power, More Fun! by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7...fb31c102_b.jpg
BMW 330Ci in the shadows by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

bmw330ice 10-05-2012 10:58 AM

New carbon fiber CSL Bootlid. :thumbsup: ....one more part for the 3er is on the way, and should be installed before 4ngiefest'12 :4ngie: ....lol the new part was a last minute decision and a b-day gift from my parents for my 21st. :thumbup:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8...88fbfeb2_b.jpg
"BMW 3 Series Love" 330Ci & 335is by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8...8e374325_b.jpg
Carbon Fiber CSL Bootlid by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

bmw330ice 10-14-2012 01:35 AM

Well, this will probably be my last mod for a bit. It's been a fun modding season and did a lot of stuff this year.

Here's the recently installed Carbon Fiber M3 GTR style hood w/ vents.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8463/8...fd891a08_b.jpg
e46 330Ci w/ CF GTR Style Hood by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8186/8...f7d90e6b_b.jpg
Rotora BBK w/ new CF M3 GTR Style Hood by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr


Next up when I get more cash:
- M3 front bumper w/ 1 piece CSL lip
- M-Tech II rear bumper
- M3 Mirrors (Maybe, only if I find nice OEM ones)
- Repaint whole car
- Exhaust (most likely going quads on the outer most part of the rear bumper. Unlike the M3 middle setup)

Enjoy! Thank you for looking!

:thumbsup:

vassilisvot 12-07-2012 03:21 PM

Excellent...
The new rotors are 355x ? ... You did't told us ....

jM2.me 12-07-2012 04:07 PM

Where did you get these?

2000_328CI 12-07-2012 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vassilisvot (Post 14959968)
Excellent...
The new rotors are 355x ? ... You did't told us ....

Yeah 355 6 pot front and 355 4 pot rear
Quote:

Originally Posted by jM2.me (Post 14960105)
Where did you get these?

Rotora.

vassilisvot 12-07-2012 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2000_328CI (Post 14960127)
Yeah 355 6 pot front and 355 4 pot rear.

355x ????? 34, 36, 32 ????


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