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      12-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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DURALAST Front Rotors Auto Zone

Has anyone tried these before? If so how are they? I was told that some of the AM rotors tend to get all rusty??

I need to replace the front ones. They are only $44.95 each in comparison to a discounte price of $94 each at the stealership. Any advice guys??
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      12-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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i have them on the suck!
they "work" fine but when coming to a stop they sound like a lady screaming!
i regret not buying slotted rotors and dust less soundless brake pads.
my advice to u is buy them online from like: bav auto/jelvi/mod bargains...ECT
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      12-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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i have them on the suck!
they "work" fine but when coming to a stop they sound like a lady screaming!
i regret not buying slotted rotors and dust less soundless brake pads.
my advice to u is buy them online from like: bav auto/jelvi/mod bargains...ECT
Really? well there is my anwer right? Thanks for the tip. I will follow your advice. Thanks!
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Golden rule is: don't go cheap on brakes.
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LOL on the 5 series BMW goes to the effort of riveting cast aluminum hats to the rotors, to save 4 lbs. of unsprung weight at each corner, maybe it's not true with the 3. But it's funny that people undo that effort and put $44 rotors on their BMW. You can save a lot of money with Ling Long tires too. Take the L788 for example:

THE PATTERN HAVE THE STRONG GRIPPAGE, INCREASE THE CAPABILITY OF SWERVE WHEN IT IS HIGH SPEED LOW NOISE

http://en.linglong.cn/products_list/...977843408.html
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Really? well there is my anwer right? Thanks for the tip. I will follow your advice. Thanks!
No Prob.
check these out.

http://www.**********s.com/BMW-E92-Brakes.htm
http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/3-Se...333/index.html
http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

good luck
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the 2nd most important part of saving your life while driving. I would not cheap out oem parts are usually as cheap as Ill go but with brakes Ill be upgrading.
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Golden rule is: don't go cheap on brakes.
Guys any suggestions on where on line I should buy from? I know there is a tons of places out there. Need recommendations... Gracias!
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Muchas Gracias!!! Thank you. I will check them out...
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Take the L788 for example:

THE PATTERN HAVE THE STRONG GRIPPAGE, INCREASE THE CAPABILITY OF SWERVE WHEN IT IS HIGH SPEED LOW NOISE

http://en.linglong.cn/products_list/...977843408.html
LOL, that website reads like the Kale Co Auto website. Except it appears to be real.

http://www.kalecoauto.com/
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Has anyone tried these before? If so how are they? I was told that some of the AM rotors tend to get all rusty??

I need to replace the front ones. They are only $44.95 each in comparison to a discounte price of $94 each at the stealership. Any advice guys??
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i cant wait for carbon fiber rotors to be available.

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Golden rule is: don't go cheap on brakes.
checkout R1 concepts... I tried their cross drilled rotors on my previous car and they worked great
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I ALWAYS upgrade my brakes. That being said - I adore the way my 328i stops.
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Duralast makes pretty garbage from my experience.
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Don't buy brakes from Auto Zone. Friend went the cheap route and put them on his old Acura and the rotor broke in half.

Edit: I should probably say not all Auto Zone parts are bad, just the ones he bought. Could have been a case to case thing.
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Speaking of brakes...I'm due for replacement pads/rotors in 30k km. I wanted to get a jump on ordering as I'm actually contemplating upgrading the rear brakes to something that'll be more responsive and quiet/quality for every day driving. I wanna be able to stop on a dime when I add the 100hp/100trq
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Ask if they have Centric rotors.. will be a bit more money, but they are quality parts. Autozone does carry decent parts, but they also have very cheap parts. choose wisely.

I actually use duralast rotors on my old honda, and have never had a problem, even after multiple track days (turned the rotor hats purple from all the heat). I inspect them every so often, and replace them every year or so (depending on how many events the car sees), which is easy because they are $18 each.
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Whenever I plan on buying replacement brakes, I plan to get a kit from here

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/c-2-bmw-brakes.aspx
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While there are better ones out there, they'd be just fine as a replacement for a daily driver car if you're on a budget. Just think of how many hundreds-of-billions of miles (probably trillions) people have collectively driven on local, auto store quality brakes. Somehow they manage just fine. Noisy brakes as mentoned earlier are almost always 100% the pads, either the model used or improper installation (not properly lubricated).

I've used Duralast parts for years on many different cars. I've seen Made in USA, China, Japan, Germany, Italy, etc. on all different things. Autozone doesn't MAKE most of their Duralast branded parts. They just relabel parts made by other companies, most of which are reputable, aftermarket manufacturers. They're not all great parts, but in-general their stuff is of reasonable quality, often with a Lifetime warranty.

That being said, I rarely have used Duralast parts on my BMW. Mostly because there are usually better quality options, for cheaper, somewhere online.
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