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Old 03-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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looking for rotors

I want to get drilled rotors for my e46. Im thinking zimmermanns but where can i get them at lowest price for my 2000 328i?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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You can get the ECSTuning rotors for less if you want.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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you think its as good as zimmermann?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
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Don't get drilled, they only create problems.

OEM blanks are best.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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Front set of powerstops (drilled and slotted) for 48$

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...519&cc=1358265

Rear set of powerstops (drilled and slotted) for 49$

They also have a combo for all 4 rotors and pads for 270$

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Don't get drilled, they only create problems.

OEM blanks are best.
But the ppl need superior braking power yo. they want dat xtreme braking effect when stomping on the middle peddle. or in most cases, da left peddle
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OEM blanks are best.
Can you please tell me what are the issues created? I just changed mine and got blanks but I like the way drilled and slotted look. Just so that I would know what the problems are?
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Drilled rotors are more prone to cracking. Drilling and slotting also reduces the surface area of the rotor. Modern pad compounds make slotting and drilling pretty much pointless for daily driving.

For track use there may be advantages to slotted rotors.
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Can you please tell me what are the issues created? I just changed mine and got blanks but I like the way drilled and slotted look. Just so that I would know what the problems are?
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Drilled rotors are more prone to cracking. Drilling and slotting also reduces the surface area of the rotor. Modern pad compounds make slotting and drilling pretty much pointless for daily driving.

For track use there may be advantages to slotted rotors.
^ What he said.

Add to that list rust (usually a precursor to cracking)
I donít remember which vendor it was, but they posted a thorough comparison of rotors for the E46, and explained how drilled/slotted rotors are pretty much entirely for looks.

Even a quality slotted rotor like the ATE PremiumOne causes shudder and vibration under moderate to high braking, as Iíve personally experienced on more than one car.
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Thank you very much guys, OP sorry to thread hack but I'm pretty sure that piece of info was pretty useful to you
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you think its as good as zimmermann?
I have a ton of guys running our ECS GEOMETs and everyone loves them. The protective coating helps keep them looking good year around, and the design helps keep you cool in extreme braking situations.

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Nothing wrong with some name brand drilled or slotted rotors for an aesthetic upgrade. Just don't expect to gain ANY performance whatsoever because of it. The cracking problems are from poorly made rotors, or ones that were originally designed as blanks and then drilled for looks. If you get rotors from a good company (like Zimmerman), then the rotor was designed with the holes in mind.

I use Zimmerman blanks and ATE pads. Couldn't be happier.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #16
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Thanks guys^ I think im going with zimmermann rotors since as above comment said " (like Zimmerman), then the rotor was designed with the holes in mind." but the question is where can i get them?
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Thanks guys^ I think im going with zimmermann rotors since as above comment said " (like Zimmerman), then the rotor was designed with the holes in mind." but the question is where can i get them?
I have the drilled fronts available HERE and the rears available HERE from Zimmermann. Please excuse the terrible photos of the rears I just noticed how bad they are, I'll have my guys re shoot them soon.
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you guys do price matching or FS? because i realized bmaparts quoted me for 328 shipped.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:10 AM   #19
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Key to remember is quality parts but !!!! Brake fad is why drilled and slotted rotors were created. I'm a mechanic and we have been doing some researching the subject. Most think it is heat alone that causes fad but it is heat that creates what is called " gassing" this forms between the friction materials ( pads and rotors ) and it is this gassing that greatly reduces the co-efficient of friction. Drilling and/or slotting of the rotors dissipates this gassing greatly improving hard repetitive braking! Before disks drum brakes had the expanding drum and gassing together to create the most fad in braking. Although surface area is important it is a minimal loss of surface area compared to the efficiency created. Although most driver I see don't drive hard enough to ever notice much difference, and only think they look cool like the bright red callipers! Yuk!
Lol hope this helps people out when I burn thru my brakes I will be looking for some quality rotor kits. Drilled and slotted of course!
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I just ordered zimmermanns what you think of em?
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