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Hey fellas,

As part of Bimmer upgrade project, Im updating the braking system. Looking to score Brembo Drilled Rotors, and quality pads (low dust please...god the OEMs are dusty! ghead ) Im not thinking of updating the calipers just yet.... I will address if the need presents itself own Im done with the rest of updates.

Can anyone recommend good deals on the Brembo rotors, as well as the pads.....

Any help appreciated!
Thanks much,

NL

BTW.... I already took a look at the ebay route, and Im not willing to take the chance on subpar equipment........
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Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)

To do list:
Suspension--- researching
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I think a good question to ask your self... why are you stuck on Brembo... yes they made good stuff... I dont like their rotors.. but I love their calipers... If you look around enough there are plenty of great rotors out there... I have the Motorsport flooting rotors... they are great.. but thats just my own opinion... you can find these at ....

www.turnermotorsports.com They are not cheap.. but they do the job... it isnt very obvious how much money you have to spend... but there is a fine line between...

Med performance... less money... .

or

High performance... more money...

We are all faced with that same fact.. that if we had more money.. we would buy better stuff.. but TMS sells pretty much every good rotor out there...

I think they just stoped selling the Zimmerman.. which is a wonderful product it self.

Look around.. do some research on the forums.. you are bound to find tons of stuff...

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I use BREMBO on my 1988 750 but do not use the cross drilled (faster pad wear and less braking surface available). For pads, I use PBR/AXXIS and either the deluxe (organic) or Metal Master (semi metallic) are good and literally no dust.
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Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Sep 19 2004, 09:18 AM
I think a good question to ask your self... why are you stuck on Brembo... yes they made good stuff... I dont like their rotors.. but I love their calipers... If you look around enough there are plenty of great rotors out there... I have the Motorsport flooting rotors... they are great.. but thats just my own opinion... you can find these at ....

www.turnermotorsports.com They are not cheap.. but they do the job... it isnt very obvious how much money you have to spend... but there is a fine line between...

Med performance... less money... .

or

High performance... more money...

We are all faced with that same fact.. that if we had more money.. we would buy better stuff.. but TMS sells pretty much every good rotor out there...

I think they just stoped selling the Zimmerman.. which is a wonderful product it self.

Look around.. do some research on the forums.. you are bound to find tons of stuff...

Les
Good questions 97alpine,

Admittitly it is a partially mis-informed decision. I don't know a whole lot regarding braking systems. (I was a mechanic in HS.... but we never did braking upgrades just replacement.)

I appreciate the links, but my budget does not encompass $4,000 braking systems.

Im looking for 3 things with braking system.
1. (upmost) Upgraded braking system to compliment the moddest increases in engine performance. Figure somewhere 30-40 ponies *crosses fingers
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/topic22055.html
2. Low Dust (my car only comes out 2 or 3 times a month and Im sick and tired of having to wash it just because the OEM brake pads feel like they need to shed so much dust with normal driving.
3. The Look.... Well it would be nice to have something sitting behind my new wheels.

I believe that I do not need to upgrade calipers to achieve the performance increase I need.... just discs and pads.... so I cannot increase the rotor diameter. I guess I could always paint the Caliper to help acheive the 'look'

Budget:
Engine Modifications: $2500
http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/topic22055.html
Braking system: $350-$500
Tire/rim upgrade: 18" M-Pararrell replicas with fresh rubber- DONE
Tints- DONE
Upgraded Lighting (angel eyes etc etc) $600-800

Yes its a bit much of a budget, and if I spend a dime more I should kick myself in the ass for note taking a loan and getting an M3.


Armed with this information, can anyone make recommendations from experience?

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Performance: Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors-- PBR Deluxes-- Cosmos CAI---- Turner Pulley Kit--- Fan Delete mod---
Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)

To do list:
Suspension--- researching
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
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Zimmerman cross drilled are do and price isn't too bad either. I really like my PBR metal master pads. those were priced cheaply too.
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Originally posted by wulley1@Sep 19 2004, 02:42 PM
Zimmerman cross drilled are do and price isn't too bad either. I really like my PBR metal master pads. those were priced cheaply too.
Funny you say that, I was just looking at em...... decent price + 15% off.

I've never even heard of them.... guess I've got a bit a research to do.
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1996- BMW 328IS
<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/gws226/TEX/neverleanedsig.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Performance: Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors-- PBR Deluxes-- Cosmos CAI---- Turner Pulley Kit--- Fan Delete mod---
Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)

To do list:
Suspension--- researching
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
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Just wanted to drop in and let you all know how it turned out.

I wound up ordering the Zimmerman's with PBR Deluxe's for pads.

It was a tough call on the Deluxes vs. the Metal Masters. Both are supposedly extremely low/no dust.... the Metal Masters do provide better grip, but apparently only achieve this once they are heated up, where-as the deluxes provide better cold grip.

Since, my baby doesn't see much track action(none actually , and the deluxes are undoubtly a big upgrade over the OEM I went with the Deluxes.

I ordered from http://www.bimmerzone.com, about $20 more then the next best price on the web (tried 15 websites) but they have free shipping on orders over $90, so the rotors and pads clicked in at $310..... might even have em by the weekend!

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Performance: Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors-- PBR Deluxes-- Cosmos CAI---- Turner Pulley Kit--- Fan Delete mod---
Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)

To do list:
Suspension--- researching
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
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