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#1 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 01:13 PM
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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???
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Personally, I wouldn't buy rotors from like AutoZone or PepBoys or any store like that, that sells generic stuff.

Either get the OEM rotors or upgrade.

As for Brembos and all those upgrades... if you don't track the car, it's pretty much pointless to upgrade.

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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.

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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???
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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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Your Brembos are OEM style correct? Not x-drilled or vented.


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I went with Raybestos pads and rotors. They are ceramic, smooth, and very quite. Price is decent, too. The rotors were from their PG Plus line, and the pads were from their QS line.

I had Pagid pads before, but so far, I like the Raybestos QS pads better.

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