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Re: Are Zimmerman x-drilled rotors any good? (archive)

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Posted by Huzurdd on April 29, 2001 at 02:19:43:

In Reply to: Are Zimmerman x-drilled rotors any good? posted by RT on April 29, 2001 at 01:49:13:

I spoke to Jaime at race tech. Brembo US distr. and he said they were of good quality at a reasonable price. And quality was on par with brembo as they are both TUV approved. But for track cars. The brembo would be better. I have the Zimmerman on my car. One thing that is better and I wish I bought the Brembo is theirs are cadium plated. These don't rust. The zimmermans do rust and mine did after the second week. But they are also over a hundred bucks less. Roughly the cost of candium plating them. If you don't want to spend the extra bucks go for the Zimmerman. Go to a local hot rod shop and pick up some VHT caliper paint. Paint only the metal that is not part of the wear surface of the pad. If your not sure run the rotor for a week then take them off. You will see where the pads rub the rotor and you should NEVER paint this part. If you don't care about cosmetics looks forget about the paint. Also the cross drilled pattern isn't directional. So one side sweeps back the other sweeps forward. Can't really tell though as the zimmerman have a lot of holes. If I had to do over it would still be a toss up between Brembo and Zimmerman. Just my two cents.

Also, what's a good pad. Car is a daily. Thanks

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