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Old 09-21-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Rotor and pad suggestions

Man I'm confused and frustrated! My car seems to enjoy warping rotors. Dealership replaced them twice and after my warranty ran out, I bought another set and now those are warped. Can anyone recommed a good quality set of rotors and break pads?

I don't run autox or race. I own a 2003 530i sport.

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:06 AM   #2
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It sounds as if you may have a binding caliper causing your rotor/s to warp. Check for free wheel rotation. The wheel that does not rotate freely will be the caliper that is bound up. HTH, Chas
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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thanks guys! Anyone else have any suggestions?

ECSTuningJoe - I never heard of those rotors before nor did I hear about the last rotors that I bought. I just don't want to buy another set that will simply warp again 6,7 or 8 months later
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thanks guys! Anyone else have any suggestions?

ECSTuningJoe - I never heard of those rotors before nor did I hear about the last rotors that I bought. I just don't want to buy another set that will simply warp again 6,7 or 8 months later
The rotors in the kit listed above are manufactured from Brembo, who is known for their high quality braking components, as well are an OEM supplier!
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If you are warping multiple set of OEM rotors, the rotors are not the issue! Something else is causing them to warp. Personally, I have never seen a warped rotor. Are the caliper pistons sticking, slides sticking? Do you put the car away with wet brakes? Do you ride the brakes?
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If you are warping multiple set of OEM rotors, the rotors are not the issue! Something else is causing them to warp. Personally, I have never seen a warped rotor. Are the caliper pistons sticking, slides sticking? Do you put the car away with wet brakes? Do you ride the brakes?
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My list of suspects would include:

- driver (technique)
- sticking calipers (pistons, sliding pins)
- brake lines
- suspension bushings or steering components
- unevenly torqued wheels
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There are tons of Brands.

Meyle, Zimmerman, Centric, Stoptech, Powerslot, and Brembo for Rotors

Performance Friction Z-Rated pads, Stoptech Street Performance pads, Hawks HPS and etc. for Pads.

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Old 09-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
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I don't think performance friction makes pads for the 530, otherwise I would have put them on my dad's 2003 530i. I'm a huge fan.

I used Brembo rotors with Pagid oem type pads on the 530i.

And I have warped a few rotors in my day by driving through puddles with very hot brakes.
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