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Old 06-05-2009, 12:59 PM   #21
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Ive got the ATE PremiumOne slotted rotors with Axxis Ultimates, and it's a very VERY solid, capable setup.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:47 PM   #22
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So which one?

Since the opinion of the TMS package is not so high, what are the options for a OEM replacement in terms of pricing and place to buy. I am not looking to upgrade, just replace worn down brakes.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:57 PM   #23
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Id go with the Stoptech kit from modbargains, Actually I did and I had no complaints. They beat the crap out of stock well worth the $
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:12 PM   #24
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Let me know if you want a quote for Akebono Euro Ceramic pads + Brembo Blank rotors.
That's what I use! Too bad you are in Australia, i bet shipping would not be pretty.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:04 PM   #25
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That's what I use! Too bad you are in Australia, i bet shipping would not be pretty.
Our stock is for the pads are in US.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #26
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You just need to get a big brake kit
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:12 PM   #27
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Let me know if you want a quote for Akebono Euro Ceramic pads + Brembo Blank rotors.
how much for just front/rear pads if I already have rotors?
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:14 PM   #28
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #29
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Since the opinion of the TMS package is not so high, what are the options for a OEM replacement in terms of pricing and place to buy. I am not looking to upgrade, just replace worn down brakes.
If you are really not interested in upgrading or experimenting with something new I would buy ALL OEM 4 wheel set from Tishner. You will know exactly what you are getting and how it will perform/feel.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #30
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He doesn't like the rotors. Says they are cheap and not as good as the real oem ones.

He recommends Akebono ceramics, not metal masters.

Use what you want. I'm just passing on what he told me. I use performance friction pads on BMW rotors.
When I called Turner they said they could not determine precisely what rotors would be used to fill the order but that they were all oem such as Brembo, Balo and Zimmermann. It's the luck of the draw. I'd prefer knowing what I am buying but I seriously doubt anyone can tell the difference on the car.

Regarding the pads comparing Akebono to Metal Masters is apple and oranges. The cost is 100% more for the Akebono. Both are low dust but from what I can determine the Akebono need some heat before they start working well.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:04 PM   #31
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All four slotted and drilled Centric rotors (Stoptech/Powerslot) and Hawk Ceramic/HPS for $231. That's a deal.... F&^K the rest.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:06 PM   #32
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Comes with the cheap rust prone rotors. They are fine though. Definitely a small step down from oem though.

The rotors are OEM! Balo, Brembo and Zimmermann are all OEM!

go to www.pelicanparts.com and learn what OEM is.

Perhaps they do rust I won't argue that and I agree other with special coatings are better but everything better comes at a cost.
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The rotors are OEM! Balo, Brembo and Zimmermann are all OEM!

go to www.pelicanparts.com and learn what OEM is.

Perhaps they do rust I won't argue that and I agree other with special coatings are better but everything better comes at a cost.
Balo cannot be OEM, I refuse to believe it. My OEM have lasted about 90K, I've heard of Balo's not making it two months.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #34
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All four slotted and drilled Centric rotors (Stoptech/Powerslot) and Hawk Ceramic/HPS for $231. That's a deal.... F&^K the rest.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=#post10109956
The cost of the pads is stupid cheap but I don't trust those rotors. They don't look like any Centric I see on other sites and they apparently do the cross drilling themselves.

Google the phone number:
http://www.google.com/search?q=714-7...ient=firefox-a
Seems like a fishy operation to me.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #35
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All four slotted and drilled Centric rotors (Stoptech/Powerslot) and Hawk Ceramic/HPS for $231. That's a deal.... F&^K the rest.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=#post10109956
The cost of the pads is stupid cheap but I don't trust those rotors. They don't look like any Centric I see on other sites and they apparently do the cross drilling themselves.

Google the phone number and they only place I see it is advertising on craigslist. Seems like a fishy operation to me.
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The cost of the pads is stupid cheap but I don't trust those rotors. They don't look like any Centric I see on other sites and they apparently do the cross drilling themselves.

Google the phone number and they only place I see it is advertising on craigslist. Seems like a fishy operation to me.
Did you even read the other thread you posted in? The guy was standing in their shop
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:33 PM   #37
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The rotors are OEM! Balo, Brembo and Zimmermann are all OEM!

go to www.pelicanparts.com and learn what OEM is.

Perhaps they do rust I won't argue that and I agree other with special coatings are better but everything better comes at a cost.
Hmmm, so i guess my mech who works at turner, and is a certified BMW master mechanic tells me the rotors aren't the same as the ones from the stealer i should just disregard his comments and listen to some dude from texas.

Yeah, might happen.

Let me guess . . . .you bought the turner kit?! Haha.
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