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Old 10-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #12921
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I got run into the jersey barrier on Meadowbrook pkwy on Long Island by a couple kids racing. I think I bent both front and rear drivers side wheels (they are all rashed up), or messed something up front in the suspension. Car shakes at 40 mph, and pulls to the left pretty bad.The whole thing just sucks.. I finally got the car running perfect (just spent $2,700 couple months ago going over everything) looking the way I wanted,and now this happens..
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #12922
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Because you don't know who made them. I wouldn't cheap out on something like rotors. If they are forged poorly then they are dangerous. They will crack under repeated braking (heating) and cooling. Then you hit the car in front of you at 70 mph off the interstate ramp. At least get a brand so you can sue someone when they fail hahaha.

Just read the Ebay pic. You got cross drilled/slotted. That means the rotors are going to be further weakened even more than the lower quality metal would have done. I wouldn't use these. $200 for 4 rotors and pads is way too cheap. Hell, my Grand Cherokee fronts only were $300 (though those are bigger than our 330 brakes). Get the $400(Brembo rotors) kit from TurnerMotorsports and don't buy cross drilled. I would return them. Brakes are way too important to cheap out on. They can save your life when they work or kill you if they fail. Those type of items need quality parts. You can cheap out on other things less important.
Exactly right. Except you can get brakes even cheaper than that. Check out BMAparts.com. I'm currently running Ate pads on Zimmermann rotors. No complaints. Solid braking and normal dust. Minimal noise. I have a friend running Ate pads on Brembo rotors and he's fine as well. Textar, Ate, Pagid, Jurid, brembo, zimmermann, balo, etc are all good brands.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:40 AM   #12923
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Exactly right. Except you can get brakes even cheaper than that. Check out BMAparts.com. I'm currently running Ate pads on Zimmermann rotors. No complaints. Solid braking and normal dust. Minimal noise. I have a friend running Ate pads on Brembo rotors and he's fine as well. Textar, Ate, Pagid, Jurid, brembo, zimmermann, balo, etc are all good brands.
Do these BMA rotors come as a pair or just 1 per order quantity? $66 seems pretty cheap for bembo rotor pair.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:03 PM   #12924
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:06 PM   #12925
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I bought some styling 73's for my 330i, they look brand new, the seller had bought some news ones for his 330ci. 150 dollar, very happy as my current ones were almost destroyed by the last owner!

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #12926
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Do these BMA rotors come as a pair or just 1 per order quantity? $66 seems pretty cheap for bembo rotor pair.
They come individually.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #12927
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They come individually.
Sorry for these stupid questions, but what about the pads? BMA bosch pads ar way cheaper than anything tunermotorsports or ECS has.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #12928
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Sorry for these stupid questions, but what about the pads? BMA bosch pads ar way cheaper than anything tunermotorsports or ECS has.
No need to apologize. I have no experience with Bosch pads. I'm sure they're fine, but if I were to do this whole thing again, I would go with either Ate or Jurid pads and Zimmermann rotors off the bat. It's inexpensive and it's a solid set up.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #12929
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Overlayed the clear part of the taillight last night, I'll do the fronts and the sides today...
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #12930
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #12931
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Ordered new rotors and pads/sensors from BMA. Got the Zimmerman and ATE like tock suggested. Seemed like a good balance b/w quality and price. Can't wait to install them and show you guys how bad my rear rotors are haha.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #12932
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #12933
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Replaced hood switch, front roundel, dash trim piece, turn signal socket, PS cap o-ring, and attempted to get ride of a squeaky brake pedal. More maintenance on the way...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #12934
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Today I installed a Bavarian Sound Works Soundplicity BMW iPod / iPhone Integration Kit. I figured it was about time to do away with the RF modulator for listening to my iPod.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #12935
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Replaced my Alternator and associated belts..., totally freaked when I saw the Battery light on my dash...
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #12936
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last weekend I got front control arm bushings replaced along with rear brake pads and rotors. This weekend I bought new rear tires.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #12937
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Installed the Blitzsafe aux input since I don't have a CD changer in the trunk. Wired it up into the sunglasses compartment.

Also attempted to tap into the pre-wiring for the car phone to have another 12 volt charger under the center console, with an ipod cable also running into the sunglasses compartment. I don't want to have the ashtray door open constantly charging my iPod(the battery won't hold up on its own). I guess the splicing job I did was sloppy because every time I'd play with the cables a little it would blow the radio fuse. After 2 fuses I just gave up and tucked the wires away without installing the 12v outlet.

I also converted from non-armrest to armrest. Found a full center console on ebay with armrest, cupholders, new rear ashtray(my sliding door broke on my old one), and 3 screws with spacers for 150 shipped. The armrest leather is in pristine condition.

Few ?'s:
1. Now that I have the armrest, I'm left with this carpet/foam block piece that covered the phone prewiring underneath the center console. Do I chuck this, or is it supposed to fit around the armrest mount somehow?

2. I got 3 screws with spacers to hold the armrest down. Thing is I can only find 2 spots to bolt it in, front center and rear center. Where does the 3rd one go? The armrest is pretty stable with just 2, but I don't mind taking it all apart to put in the third.

3. Should I continue to mess with the car phone wires and have the iPod cable plugged in to a charger hidden underneath the center console? I feel like the connections were super fragile and might keep blowing fuses.
*I'm also open to other ideas on how to charge the iPod cleanly running a cable into the sunglasses compartment alongside the Blitzsafe aux cable.(must be switch power)
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:15 PM   #12938
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Started working on my Christmas present.. Yeah I'm a kid at heart.. Lol

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #12939
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #12940
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