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Old 06-29-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs Up 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.

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

Rear Brakes

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


DSC_0976 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr


DSC_0978 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

**Brake dust shield cut and removed


DSC_0975 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 2
**Place the rotors.


DSC_0979 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0980 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

** New Calipers


DSC_0982 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0983 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0985 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0984 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0987 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0989 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0990 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


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.


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.


DSC_0999 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_0995 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr


DSC_0998 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


DSC_1003 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

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


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.


DSC_1004 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 9
**Remove brake pad sensor.


DSC_1006 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Step 10
**Cut brake pad sensor.


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.


DSC_1009 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr

Final product.

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.


DSC_1043 by Center SpotLight Media (SoloEuro), on Flickr


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!

Thanks for Looking!
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-Shaun-
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Last edited by bmw330ice; 06-29-2012 at 02:33 PM.
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