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Old 10-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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A coupe of quick and easy questions I believe:

I need to place my rotors on a 2001 330i Sport package. Will be doing some drivers schools as well.

Main question is about rotors -

1) I have a friend that has several BMW's - 2 - M3's and 2 - 2002 tii. He is also a driving instructor as well - he wrenches his own cars. He has suggested straight BMW rotors - the type you get at a dealer. A local BMW shop (an indy) the owner suggested Zimmerman Z-coated rotors. My friend heard that some folks have has issues with the coating and the pads. Anyone know anything more or is this nothing to be concerned about. I like the idea of the coated rotors as I live in Ohio.

2) If I do the Zimmerman rotors - any knows issues runing Performance Friction pads?

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Old 10-25-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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I heard Zimmerman warp very very quickly...but thats 50/50....I just went with OEM to avoid headache later on
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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I would go with Centric, Brembo or OEM...We had some issues with Zimmerman and don't carry them anymore.

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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A coupe of quick and easy questions I believe:

I need to place my rotors on a 2001 330i Sport package. Will be doing some drivers schools as well.

Main question is about rotors -

1) I have a friend that has several BMW's - 2 - M3's and 2 - 2002 tii. He is also a driving instructor as well - he wrenches his own cars. He has suggested straight BMW rotors - the type you get at a dealer. A local BMW shop (an indy) the owner suggested Zimmerman Z-coated rotors. My friend heard that some folks have has issues with the coating and the pads. Anyone know anything more or is this nothing to be concerned about. I like the idea of the coated rotors as I live in Ohio.

2) If I do the Zimmerman rotors - any knows issues runing Performance Friction pads?

Thanks,
Brian
Hi Brian,

I recommend checking out StopTech's line of Brake Upgrades for your vehicle. Seeing how you are needing replacement braking components for your vehicle, why not upgrade at the same time with better performing parts, at significantly reduced cost of OEM equivalents?

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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My vote is for direct OEM replacement.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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We try and make shopping and purchasing brakes for your vehicle simple and affordable with our 'RPS' kits.(Rotors Pads and Sensors)

This RPS kit includes everything you'll need to do the job at home on a Saturday afternoon.

The RPS kit is a perfect brake replacement kit for your BMW. Both Brembo and Zimmerman rotors are available...

Includes the following Parts:
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I went powerslot rotors and HPS+ pads and absolutely love it - put about 15k miles on the setup..... I drive them pretty hard and no warping or oddities.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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We try and make shopping and purchasing brakes for your vehicle simple and affordable with our 'RPS' kits.(Rotors Pads and Sensors)

This RPS kit includes everything you'll need to do the job at home on a Saturday afternoon.

The RPS kit is a perfect brake replacement kit for your BMW. Both Brembo and Zimmerman rotors are available...

Includes the following Parts:
* Brake Rotors
* Brake Pads
* Brake Wear Sensor

Click HERE for more information.


Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

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i've been doin the research everywhere and i really need to get a front brake package. is this any good to where it wont give me a headache in the future? i just need something affordable but good? suggestions?
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:10 PM   #9
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i've been doin the research everywhere and i really need to get a front brake package. is this any good to where it wont give me a headache in the future? i just need something affordable but good? suggestions?
Rotors will rust since they are not Zinc Coated. I would go with Centric as they are Zinc Coated or PowderCoated.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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Rotors will rust since they are not Zinc Coated. I would go with Centric as they are Zinc Coated or PowderCoated.

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can you hook me up with a deal with what you mentioned rotors and pads?
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