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From digest.v7.n360 Wed Oct 1 09:45:39 1997
From: "Steve D'Gerolamo" <>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 1997 08:02:50 -0400
Subject: Brake Rotor Recommendation

>Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 23:29:52 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Brake Rotor Recomendation
>I need to replace front brake rotors on my '92 525i. Any recomendations on
>aftermarket vs. original. Brake calipers are stock ATE single piston, and
> I use ATE super blue fluid.
>Any experiences with the ATE grooved rotors?
>Are drilled rotors not worth the risk of warping?

My personal order of preference is (1) Balo (only German brake rotor mfg with its own foundry..nicest finish..very high quality standards) (2) Factory BMW (they are now being sourced out of Germany) (3) ATE Power Disks (with the slots...available for front rotors only and not all models-made in Germany-nice concept...not sure if they;re any more effective at heat dissipation) (4) all others...the regular ATE's (made in Italy) are garbage in my opinion. If you buy these, they should run approx $10 less per rotor than the first 3 choices. There are exceptions to the above...for example, the factory LW 2pc rotors are the top choice for the E36. Best price I've seen on these is $350pr through Mitch Herman who brought in 15 sets of these 2 weeks ago (I think he has an ad in the upcoming Roundel).
Regarding cross drilling...forget it. This is mainly for show. There's a local VW mail order house (Rapid Parts) that drops stock VW Brembo rotors off at my machine shop to be drilled. These and most stock rotors are just too thin to be cross drilled (my opinion). SD
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