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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Elfred,

Did you buy the ceramic pads also? I'll be interested seeing them in BG.

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Hey Cubby,

I bought it all I felt like my wife does when she goes into Neiman-Marcus Uh-oh.....sorry honey...anyway if these things get here on time I will install the rotors and standard pads. I want to monitor pad dust and stopping difference with new rotors prior to going to the Ceramic pads.. Scientific principle #12- one change at a time and monitor/analyze results. (Don't lose the forest because of all the trees.)

I know they will look good, cause they won't rust.
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 05:09 AM
 
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I know they will look good, cause they won't rust.[/QUOTE]

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When you open the box they'll look soooo good you won't what to put them on the car. You might need to buy another set for the living room coffee table.
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Sunburn....That's a great idea! Or, or maybe a clock in the den.

Thanks for the tip. See you in BG.

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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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Hey Guys and Gals...I finally got my slotted/cross drilled rotors on today. They stop really good so far and brake dust does not seem to be a problem. Pedal feel is about the same. I will drive them about 1,000 miles and then install the ceramic pads to see the difference.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...BrakeRotor.jpg



As it is raining now, I will take some photos of the car tomorrow with wheels on and on the ground.

Sunburn...you were right, they are beautiful! Had to put on my sunglasses when I opened the box.

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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Elfred,

Yes, they are nice! Thanks for sharing.

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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 08:14 PM
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Elfred, It was a perfect time to paint those calipers! What happened? The rotors do look good though. Nice job. Jim
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-31-2007, 04:23 AM
 
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They look great Elfred . . . and they'll stay that way! I've had mine on for about 8 months and they look new. No rust.

Rick . . . .
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Elfred, It was a perfect time to paint those calipers! What happened? The rotors do look good though. Nice job. Jim
Jim,

I will, I will! Just have to decide on what color...I figured to do it when I install the ceramic pads. This way I won't mess up my paint job. I thought red would be cool and I think that it was you or Galen maybe that polished the "XLR" letters with a jewelers cloth. Now that would look sweet!

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Yep, I spent way too much time trying to polish with polishing paste and a wheel. Jewelers cloth does just as well.

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post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 02:38 AM
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I used a 4" buffer on a drill and some jewelers rouge. It took about 1 min per side then washed off the excess with paint thinner and a tooh brush, then used brake cleaner on the entire area. I liked the Eastwoods 2 part epoxy paint. It brushes on and you dont need to mask anything. Well you do need to mask the letters just use a single edge blade to cut the tape to fit. Then peel off before paint gets too hard. I think they look great. jim
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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 04:15 PM
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any up date and how the pads and rotors are after driving a lot of miles any issues with the rotors cracking and how they perform with the ceramic pads
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 04:39 PM
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iRotor pads and rotors still good after one year

I installed the iRotor slotted and drilled rotors with standard pads on my X one year ago and they still work great, no dust problems, even drove in snow and salt over the winter. Once the zinc coating wears off the rotors still rust but the rust does wear off after a stop or two, the zinc coating does remain on all areas that the pads dont come into contact with so they look good.

In my experience with ceramic pads on my BMW, I will never put them on another car again, there is less brake dust but its a bit** to get off, its like the ceramic powder is glued on the rims.
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