5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
I dont track my car torque, and it is oen of the best upgrades i've done. I've only done my rear rotors so far but I have indeed lready noticed that my rear brakes defintely have yet to fade. Yes I can tell when my brakes are fading. I use and abuse my brakes ridiculously since I do a lot of canyon running. Now for everyday driing, it's rather pointless unless youa re looking for the style. With my stock wheels you cna barely see the rotors.
If you are looking at increased stopping power, then look into a set of good ceramic brake pads.
As far as downgrading goes, i'd never recomend it. Always use OEM quality or higher, especially with rotors. Cheaper brand rotors are not as reliable and you may defintely run into problems includign cracking and warper rotors. Ultimately it would been cheaper to buy upgraded rotors than to go through replacing a set of shitty rotors.
Originally posted by Bunny Capricorn@Aug 15 2005, 11:13 AM 92' 525i: Since I have the smaller liter engine with base power can I use basic or cheaper rotors on my car versus Brembo which would be a diffrence of 30 to 40 bucks a pair???
check out azautohaus. I got rear brembo rotors for my 540i for $47 each, plus free shipping. I can't imagine a better deal at Pepboyz, etc.
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