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Old 04-30-2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Question Vented Rotors

Ok, I don't get this:

I have a '98 318ti with production date "05/1998" stamped into the sticker on the door.

Therefore, per everywhere I have read, I am supposed to have the vented front rotors.

However, the vented rotors made for "318ti with production date 04/1998 and later" are way too big. If using American measuring system the solid rotors put on by the shop for the previous owner are about 1/2" thick. The vented ones are about 7/8" thick.

The caliper won't accept the vented rotors...unless there is some magical extension that I am missing.

Any thoughts?

Furthermore, I will be returning the vented rotors and getting solids. However, I now face the situation that solid rotors were for 03/1998 and earlier.

What about the ones bimmerworld has for sale for $20? Those are solids and I am pretty sure they will fit. Heck they are the cheapest ones out there too.
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What about the ones bimmerworld has for sale for $20? Those are solids and I am pretty sure they will fit. Heck they are the cheapest ones out there too.
Yes, those will fit.
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Are you compressing the pistons completely before installing the caliper on the rotors? It's a little easier if you loosen the fluid cap on the master cylinder/resevior. Sometimes it can be a really tight fit if you have new pads. If your car is a 5/98 and you have solid rotors in the front, someone screwed you.
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Default I have the same problem.

I rebuilt my calipers and they are WAY too small for the vented rotors. FAIL. I cussed and cried alot. Then I went to autozone to buy solid rotors.
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Do not use Autozone rotors. Do not use Advance Auto Parts rotors.

Seriously, you can buy excellent Balo rotors for $30 each on www.autohausaz.com

The rotors from the auto parts stores like Autozone are cheap chinese junk that will fail pretty quickly. Wearever rotors sold in Advance Auto usually warp in one years time.

Anyways....
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Seriously, you can buy excellent Balo rotors for $30 each on www.autohausaz.com
$20 at Bimmerworld will get you a set of OE BMW rotors too

EDIT: never mind, it was in the first post
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