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Old 08-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Just bought some goodies for my car!

Hey guys,

I decided to go ahead and invest in some parts for the 330ci. I ordered SS brake lines, posi-quiet pads, and R1 concept premium cross drilled rotors. I also bought a set of underdrive pulleys from Turner and the Cosmos v2 CAI.

I'll let you guys know how everything turns out when I install on Friday!

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hey guys,

I decided to go ahead and invest in some parts for the 330ci. I ordered SS brake lines, posi-quiet pads, and R1 concept premium cross drilled rotors. I also bought a set of underdrive pulleys from Turner and the Cosmos v2 CAI.

I'll let you guys know how everything turns out when I install on Friday!

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Hellz yea because race car! =D I've never done it, but I will do my best to put up some kind of review including pictures! I will also post some pics of my car as it sits
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Last Monday I went to R1 Concepts in La Habra to pickup the brake setup I ordered just a few days prior. The rotors and SS lines were well-packaged together and the pads came in their own manufacturer's packaging. Today I received the pulley kit from Turner, it was initially scheduled for delivery tomorrow so I'm happy it came a day early . They were cool enough to send some free stickers along with the pulleys . I'm still waiting on the Cosmos v2 CAI but I will have everything installed by Friday. I may post a video of the car and some sound clips. Here are some pictures I quickly took with my droidx2.

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What's R1 concepts? is that an ebay company? La Habra? Were those holes drilled after the rotor was cast? Same questions on the "Cosmos" intake. Whats that? Curious about your new parts. Did you get the SS lines from Turner as well?

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R1Concepts is a company that I was referred to by a friend of mine who was sponsored by them in the past. He told me that their products are well-made and very reliable, plus the pricing is competitive. I believe they do have an Ebay store but they are based in La Habra, California (SoCal.)

To be honest, I have no idea whether the rotors were drilled before or after casting. I didn't even think to ask. Sorry. But the SS lines were also ordered from R1Concepts.

The cosmos v2 intake is a popular and cost-effective cold air intake. I've read many good reviews on the product so I decided to pull the trigger on it. I ordered a black setup with the Amsoil filter (which is supposedly superior to standard K&N filters) for $191 shipping included.
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R1Concepts is a company that I was referred to by a friend of mine who was sponsored by them in the past. He told me that their products are well-made and very reliable, plus the pricing is competitive. I believe they do have an Ebay store but they are based in La Habra, California (SoCal.)

To be honest, I have no idea whether the rotors were drilled before or after casting. I didn't even think to ask. Sorry. But the SS lines were also ordered from R1Concepts.

The cosmos v2 intake is a popular and cost-effective cold air intake. I've read many good reviews on the product so I decided to pull the trigger on it. I ordered a black setup with the Amsoil filter (which is supposedly superior to standard K&N filters) for $191 shipping included.
Not trying to be mean, but for your safety, the safety of those around you, and for your car, I highly recommend that you return all those products back to where you bought them from and buy quality items. Do not question this. Just do it!
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I appreciate the concern but I've worked hard to save up for these products which I do believe to be quality.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:49 PM   #11
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I appreciate the concern but I've worked hard to save up for these products which I do believe to be quality.
What quality control standards, if any, does R1 Conceptz adhere to?
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I don't know, but if you're interested you could always contact them.
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I don't know, but if you're interested you could always contact them.
You're the one who should be interested.
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I've been using R1Concepts brake components for years with ZERO issues. Just sayin...

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #15
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mango, do some research on reviews of r1concepts rotors. i was skeptical too, and still am. however i have seen nothing but raving reviews for them. i contacted them yesterday about the drilling of the rotors. i asked them if they were formed during the casting process or were drilled after the fact.
either way the rotors have great reviews from people who were as hesitant as us. anywhere from audi to lexus forums have reviews. just do some searching around you will be surprised.
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mango, do some research on reviews of r1concepts rotors. i was skeptical too, and still am. however i have seen nothing but raving reviews for them. i contacted them yesterday about the drilling of the rotors. i asked them if they were formed during the casting process or were drilled after the fact.
either way the rotors have great reviews from people who were as hesitant as us. anywhere from audi to lexus forums have reviews. just do some searching around you will be surprised.
I see no reason to buy anything other than OE/OEM, OE-quality, or high-end aftermarket brakes. $120 for a pair of Brembo rotors vs..... what for the generic chinese parts? Exactly how much are we saving? (If anything!)
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Rotors alone cost me about $400 from R1

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I see no reason to buy anything other than OE/OEM, OE-quality, or high-end aftermarket brakes. $120 for a pair of Brembo rotors vs..... what for the generic chinese parts? Exactly how much are we saving? (If anything!)
the point is, (when buying these r1concept brakes), that you're buying something that looks like stoptech/brembo high performance parts but for blank oe cost.
i understand you might think that drilled rotors look dumb and serve no purpose on the street. however, there's a vast majority of people who really like the look.
so if these r1concept rotors are able to replicate the look for oe rotor cost and have similar quality then why not? why wouldn't someone buy them? theyre reputation is pretty good from what i can tell.

like i said, i'm hesitant about it as well but i've yet to find a reason not to buy them based on about an hour of research. i'll get back to you on the drilled holes versus cast holes because they have not replied to my email yet. i will not buy rotors that have been drilled.

**they also have a 1 year warranty covering warping and cracking. i have also read of them backing this warranty without question.
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