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Old 06-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Time to replace my rotors

I was out in my garage today and I noticed my rotors after playing around on the weekend. They're near the wear limit anyway which is I assume why they got all hot spotted. I'll probably hang one up in the garage haha
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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good idea to hang them up in the garage!
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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why haven't you installed the M3 front brakes yet? I LOVE how mine turned out. Here's a teaser: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101876

do it!
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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why haven't you installed the M3 front brakes yet? I LOVE how mine turned out. Here's a teaser: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101876

do it!
I did, like 5 years ago (I should really update my sig image)
The camera angle probably makes them look smaller than normal.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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That's some serious heat damage. Never saw that before.
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Nice, were they ever machined?
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #8
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I personally don't see a problem with them (rotors)

If they are not warped from the heat, no vibrations and such - they look fine.
I also don't see a wear from the pad on them, but maybe it's just the picture.

Now, if you want to put it on the garage wall , cause it looks cool, that's another story
cause it does look cool
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Nice, were they ever machined?
I refuse to machine rotors on this car.

I've had these rotors installed on my car since 2004, I'm very surprised they've lasted this long (+70,000km). I've used a few sets of Hawk HP+ pads since. They're surprisingly easy on rotors.
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I refuse to machine rotors on this car.

I've had these rotors installed on my car since 2004, I'm very surprised they've lasted this long (+70,000km). I've used a few sets of Hawk HP+ pads since. They're surprisingly easy on rotors.
that long?? wow! ok, thats a relief for me, looks like i am gonna do my m3 brake swap relatively soon then!
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I personally don't see a problem with them (rotors)

If they are not warped from the heat, no vibrations and such - they look fine.
I also don't see a wear from the pad on them, but maybe it's just the picture.

Now, if you want to put it on the garage wall , cause it looks cool, that's another story
cause it does look cool
when rotors are overheated like that, the darker metal of the rotor is harder than the rest of the rotor, meaning when the rest of the rotors starts to wear thinner the harder part of the rotor would start cutting into the brake pads, from that point on your brakes will start vibrating & make noise.
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I've used a few sets of Hawk HP+ pads since. They're surprisingly easy on rotors.
How did you find them for dust? I'm running OEM (ATE?) pads and I find them dusty.

what rotors will you buy next?
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How did you find them for dust? I'm running OEM (ATE?) pads and I find them dusty.

what rotors will you buy next?
The HP+ pads are super dusty, they squeal, and they spark at lot under hard braking at night. But the important thing is that they work awesomely for both street and auto-x. I could care less about dust and noise.

I'll probably buy another set of euro floaters, maybe they'll last another 70k haha.
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