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Old 06-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #21
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And this cheap ass part is the thing that makes your car stop. Call me crazy, but brakes is one of those places I don't trust cheap ass products.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #22
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Just by reading that Callahan eBay link, you can tell that was written in chinese-engrish. Stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away

Young guys and shills gotta reinvent the wheel.
Roll the dice and take your chances with your safety and reliability.

Wanna buy some Chinese drywall?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #23
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Chinese anything, stay away
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Chinese anything, stay away
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Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away

Young guys and shills gotta reinvent the wheel.
Roll the dice and take your chances with your safety and reliability.

Wanna buy some Chinese drywall?
Chinese drywall=cancer
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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Just because some chinese workers can pour metal into the same shape as the OE parts does not mean they meet standard. Your life depends on your cars ability to stop. Do not put your life into the hands of cheap chinese crap from eBay just to save $20. I'd like to see a picture of these parts. I bet they're OP Parts rotors and pads (literally $20/$15 on BMAparts.com) but sold on eBay with an extreme markup. Note that chinese parts are unbranded. They look great, but the truth lies underneath.
+1....one time and the only time I put cheap aftermarket auto part brand on my bimmer cause I was in rush to leave town I got into an accident cause of the cheap A$$ rotors and brake pads. Never again!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:37 PM   #25
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Chinese anything, stay away
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Chinese anything, stay away
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Chinese anything, stay away
Chinese anything, stay away

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What about Chinese wife
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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What about Chinese wife
You win the debate!
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #27
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Say what you want but obviously you Guys debating this have never used such products because you're so scared they are cheap. If you haven't tried them then who are you to say wtf they are? I'm actually comparing them to oem by experience. I've used non oem eBay crap on both my e46s, including eBay brakes and have never had an issue. So u can keep paying more for the same outcome and I'll keep paying less.
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Say what you want but obviously you Guys debating this have never used such products because you're so scared they are cheap. If you haven't tried them then who are you to say wtf they are? I'm actually comparing them to oem by experience. I've used non oem eBay crap on both my e46s, including eBay brakes and have never had an issue. So u can keep paying more for the same outcome and I'll keep paying less.
You paid 68 cents less than what you could have paid for with Brembos and Textar (OEM) pads. You essentially just told us all that your life is worth 68 cents. BMA=$148.68 shipped.

You put on a pair of chinese eBay brakes, drove around the block, and call that a comparison?

One doesn't need to install junk on their car to know it's junk.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #29
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One doesn't need to install junk on their car to know it's junk.
I never shot a guy either, but I know for sure I'll never want to do it.
That logic to justify buying cheap crap is astoundingly sophomoric.
Guess the writer never went to school because he never learned from other's experience. Had to try everything himself.
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Did you even seat your new pads and rotors before this review? Any 100-0mph stop tests with measurements involved? even 80-0 or 60-0 stop speed and distance? Go find a vacant lot and get us some FACTS OP!!! Oh and how they hold up to repeated stopping and exposure to lots of heat from said stopping.
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You paid 68 cents less than what you could have paid for with Brembos and Textar (OEM) pads. You essentially just told us all that your life is worth 68 cents. BMA=$148.68 shipped.

You put on a pair of chinese eBay brakes, drove around the block, and call that a comparison?

One doesn't need to install junk on their car to know it's junk.
You just made ME feel dumb for pointing this out like we should all be ashamed to order anything from ebay
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You just made ME feel dumb for pointing this out like we should all be ashamed to order anything from ebay
eBay is not the problem
Ordering off-brand chinese anything is the thing to avoid
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eBay is not the problem
Ordering off-brand chinese anything is the thing to avoid
Yeah I was pretty mad when I got my MANN filter that was made in Meheeco. Looked inferior compared to the purolator I had in there before with some Royal Purple. Switched to 0w40 Mobil Euro Spec and a MANN. Seems to do the job, even though the made in Mexahco part. (yeah I know I keep spelling Mexico wrong.)
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Enough said. Lmao.
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Enough said. Lmao.
Best. Animation. Ever. (To explain why not to cheap out on brakes)

OH NO THERES A CLIFF AHHHHHH
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #36
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You paid 68 cents less than what you could have paid for with Brembos and Textar (OEM) pads. You essentially just told us all that your life is worth 68 cents. BMA=$148.68 shipped.

You put on a pair of chinese eBay brakes, drove around the block, and call that a comparison?

One doesn't need to install junk on their car to know it's junk.
Are you talking about BMAParts.com? I looked up brakes for a 2001 330Ci (assuming that is what the OP is driving from his info) and couldn't find anything close to $148.68 shipped. I don't even see a set of drilled/slotted rotors from Brembo.

I have purchased Callahan rotors for at least 5 vehicles and haven't seen any issues. I have never purchased drilled/slotted rotors (don't care for them) so I can't comment specifically on the D/S rotors)

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Are you talking about BMAParts.com? I looked up brakes for a 2001 330Ci (assuming that is what the OP is driving from his info) and couldn't find anything close to $148.68 shipped. I don't even see a set of drilled/slotted rotors from Brembo.

I have purchased Callahan rotors for at least 5 vehicles and haven't seen any issues. I have never purchased drilled/slotted rotors (don't care for them) so I can't comment specifically on the D/S rotors)

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Please learn how to read, sir! Kindly! Thank you! I said what my $148.68 price was for and again, it was for Brembo rotors and Textar pads. (Quality components)

Besides there's really no reason to use drilled rotors on these cars. You actually might be hurting your braking and your wallet.
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Brembo blanks ftw. Slotted/drilled = unnecessary and the bite is too harsh upon hard braking.

The same longevity is what your eBay parts will not have, to say the least.
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Brembo blanks ftw. Slotted/drilled = unnecessary and the bite is too harsh upon hard braking.

The same longevity is what your eBay parts will not have, to say the least.
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Fact: Genuine BMW, OEM, Brembo are proven, known, high-quality brake part manufacturers.

Fact: Callahan is not.

Fact: You are taking a gamble with the brake parts you purchased and installed.

Fact: One should not gamble with brakes.
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