I had my first encounter today with Dave Zeckenhausen, aka Dave Z, and I must say that it won't be my last as long as I own a 540 6-speed. I called Zeckhausen Racing this afternoon to order some brake parts in hopes I'd get a chance to talk to someone who could recommend the right rotors to go with my choice of Axxis Deluxe Plus brake pads. Well, Dave Z answered my call himself and proceeded to talk my ear off (in a good way!!).
The guy knows his stuff, is candid, freely shares advice, opinions and insight, and is just a flat-out good guy. He was VERY patient in answering all of my questions...No, it was MORE than that - it was more like he HAD to share his knowledge of all things underneath BMW E39's and he made me feel like I was helping him by listening to all of this vocal gold! WOW!
I ordered F&R Axxis deluxe pads, a CDV delete, s/s braided brake lines, and a pair of front wheel bearings (he included the new pre-coated bolts and new pinch bolt & nut without me having to ask).
If you need ANYTHING for your E39's brakes or suspension or have been thinking about modifying something but aren't sure and want an expert's advice, call Dave Zeckhausen at 973-761-5054.