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Old 06-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #221
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It's been over half an hour... OP, you still alive? Or at least taken those D/S rotors to the track for real testing?? Give us a video!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #222
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your original response was "because JDM yo."

just for everyone's information. you sure do like to edit your posts, do you?
Yes, but the dancing troll man suits you MUCH better. Wouldn't it be better if everyone edited their posts? Would get rid of a lot of grammar police, no? I'm glad you un-ignored me though
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #223
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No. Didn't un-ignore you. I just clicked on "View post." Funny how you call me a troll when you keep bumping this post, calling people out to fight and meet up with you, publicly wishing physical violence and harm on other members, bragging about your lifestyle/girlfriends/etc.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #224
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #225
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OP, you still alive?
Or at least taken those D/S rotors to the track for real testing??
How is this an "Or" statement? lol


...and that's the thing, the OP isn't a F1/auto-x/rally driver. He's a DD that just needs brakes for daily use.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #226
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No. Didn't un-ignore you. I just clicked on "View post." Funny how you call me a troll when you keep bumping this post, calling people out to fight and meet up with you, publicly wishing physical violence and harm on other members, bragging about your lifestyle/girlfriends/etc.
Don't be jealous please. This was over with and I have said nothing to piss you off or get your feelings hurt. You made a troll comment and I posted a troll dancing, and don't tell me you weren't trolling, because we all know you made that comment just to get a reaction.

I'm not getting pulled into your games again for you to go crying to the mods, and in turn them give me another infraction, just drop it.
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It's been over half an hour... OP, you still alive? Or at least taken those D/S rotors to the track for real testing?? Give us a video!
I dont track my car. Its my DD and I rarely drive spiritually. If you want a video of me going from 25 to a slow stop at a stop sign in town, you need more things to do.
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My calipers are painted red because 1) yes they do indeed look better than rusty rotors. 2) they match my car well 3) To piss you (Mango) off since you care more about my car than your own.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #229
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I buy my ceramic pads/blank rotors from advance auto parts, cheap, work better than OEM, and lifetime warranty so I never have to pay for brakes again, just bring in the old part, swap and install and I'm good to go. Great for track use...
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Guys like mango would use any 'advantage' he has to discriminate, mock, and belittle others.
Like a bigger car engine, more expensive parts, better maintained, living in a richer state/country and etc.
Maybe as far as having a grand wizard account on Stormfront to he can hang out with his other foreign-hating friends.
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I can't believe the guy arguing with me about eBay parts also said this;
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Daily driver? Want to save money?

Monroes. Quality replacements at Rockauto.com $30 for shocks, $70 for struts. (each) Bilsteins will punish your back and your wallet.
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I can't believe the guy arguing with me about eBay parts also said this;
LOL.

Monroes have been/are the OEM for Mercedes-Benz shocks and struts, as well as other car makes. They've been producing shocks/struts4-5x longer than you have been living

Please stop trying. Also please stop bumping this god-awful thread.
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Directly from Monroe's website:

Global OE Leadership. Today & Tomorrow.

With a network of 14 advanced engineering centers on five continents, Tenneco is at the leading edge of technology for the original equipment market. Tenneco meets the needs of customers -- including Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Daimler, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Nissan and Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) -- expertly tuning the ride of any vehicle to the most exacting specifications.


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I went with brand new OE rotors and pads from a forum user. He's also throwing in SS brake lines and clutch line. I still think you won't have a problem with an exploding rotor
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I went with brand new OE rotors and pads from a forum user. He's also throwing in SS brake lines and clutch line. I still think you won't have a problem with an exploding rotor
Nobody ever said they would explode. However, without adhering to quality standards all the big makes do, we don't know for sure that they were built to standard and passed strict quality-control testing. And for that reason, it's not safe to gamble your braking system just to save a measely 68 cents.

In fact, if Callahan (Kamikaze Racing, Taiwan) offered to pay me $500 a month to use their rotors, I would absolutely decline. Any more than that, I might consider it, but would have to wear a helmet, have an EMT sitting next to me at all times, and have a roll-cage welded in.

I'd also have the speed governed at 35 mph.
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Nobody ever said they would explode.
In fact, if Callahan (Kamikaze Racing, Taiwan) offered to pay me $500 a month to use their rotors, I would absolutely decline. Any more than that, I might consider it, but would have to wear a helmet, have an EMT sitting next to me at all times, and have a roll-cage welded in.
That's the only thing i'm arguing. For a rotor to actually fail enough for you to want to have a roll cage, helmet, etc., it would have to crack severely and/or explode.Either way, the caliper is still going to squeeze the rotor no matter the material quality.

So if you're saying it won't explode or crack upon compression, how would you explain how it is going to fail??


...Either way I got new OE rotors & pads so that should cool your jets a little, eh?
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That's the only thing i'm arguing. For a rotor to actually fail enough for you to want to have a roll cage, helmet, etc., it would have to crack severely and/or explode.Either way, the caliper is still going to squeeze the rotor no matter the material quality.

So if you're saying it won't explode or crack upon compression, how would you explain how it is going to fail??


...Either way I got new OE rotors & pads so that should cool your jets a little, eh?
The rotors or pads could overheat due to design/material defiencies. We all know that overheated pads and rotors do not stop. That's where a rollcage, helmet, and EMT would come in handy.

And good job on getting OE pads/rotors. Your car will give back what you put into it.
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The rotors or pads could overheat due to design/material defiencies. We all know that overheated pads and rotors do not stop. That's where a rollcage, helmet, and EMT would come in handy.

And good job on getting OE pads/rotors. Your car will give back what you put into it.
Ok, I see your point... The truth is, you know what you put on your car. I personally couldn't bring myself to actually hit "buy it now" on those rotors. For me it's more the fact that I know that those are on my car, even if everyone that sees them and thinks they are nice-I know they are not.

Plus, getting the direct from BMW OE brand new rotors and pads + ss clutch and brake lines for $220 is damn fine deal!
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