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Old 03-28-2017, 05:07 AM   #41
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Can't wait to see the wheels and tires installed!
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:18 AM   #42
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Can't wait to see the wheels and tires installed!
Me neither!

2 of them are at the shop today and 2 more are in the hatch to go to the shop. With my kids in the car I could not fit 4 tires and 4 wheels in the hatch so I did the mount & balance as a 2+2 endeavor.

I still need to swap front pads before the install, however. The front pads are OEM but they dust so much that I am swapping them out for the Brembo ceramic pads to try to reduce the dusting a bit. The design of the Alzor wheels will make cleaning them tough so I would rather reduce the dust as much as possible. I had ordered the pads a month ago on Amazon but they went on backorder. Amazon came thought, however and shipped them from another vendor then refunded me the difference. They arrived this week.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:59 PM   #43
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Finally uploaded the picture of my way-too-expensive cup:

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And the wheels and tires are mounted (but not on the car)!

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Brembo pads arrived:

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I need to get the front pads swapped before I mount the wheels on the car. These front pads are dusting like crazy!
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I wish now I had bought Akebono Euro Ceramics for my wagon when I did the brakes last year....unfortunately, I didn't and although they're not as bad as stock, they still dust a good bit. The Akebonos I put on my ZHP don't dust at all. Are the Brembo pads supposed to be low on dust?
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I wish now I had bought Akebono Euro Ceramics for my wagon when I did the brakes last year....unfortunately, I didn't and although they're not as bad as stock, they still dust a good bit. The Akebonos I put on my ZHP don't dust at all. Are the Brembo pads supposed to be low on dust?
According to several retailers the Brembo ceramics are really low dust. BimmerWorld highly recommends them and for $60 It was worth a try. I can usually swap pads in 30-45 minutes so if they suck it isn't the biggest investment of time or money.
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So after a month of sitting on the brake pads and even longer sitting on the wheels and tires, I finally got them installed Monday. I was home due to some work being done on the house so I decided to do the install.

Unfortunately, the workers had blocked access to the garage AND I had a battery issue with the E30 (which was in front of the lift) so I am yet to put the E61 on the lift, plus I had to do the pad & wheel swap in the driveway with a storm approaching. Nothing adds a sense of urgency like inbound thunderstorms and ~30 MPH winds.

Anyway, the E60/61 front brakes were some of the most simple that I have ever done. The pad swap took about 20 minutes on the driver's side and an additional 10 on the other side. The Brembo pads went on without any issues.





And now for the fun part: The WHEELS!

Wheel specs are square 18x9 Alzor Model 020 in 5x120, ET42 with a 72.6mm center bore. Hyper Silver with polished lip. Tires are Kumho Ecsta ASX in 245/40/18.




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After one trip up and down the road:











Fit in the wheel wells:






And after ~20 miles of driving:





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Very nice, congrats!!
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Very nice, congrats!!
Thank you.

I wish that I could lower the car by ~1" without detrimental effect but other than coilovers in front, nothing offers that small of an amount of lowering.
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So I have managed to acquire a small coolant leak. I left the E30 parked (calling for rain) and went to take the E61 and got a low coolant notification. Since my coolant tank had lost the measuring stick (often an indicator of current or impending tank failure) I had already ordered a new reservoir but was too lazy to install it. This prompted me to get un-lazy.

After swapping in the new tank I have noticed a small puddle on the passenger side. Need to do more investigating but apparently it was NOT just the reservoir, as I had hoped.

This thread has some good info: https://5series.net/forums/e60-discu...t-leak-126602/ I'll be starting there.

I need to try to rent or borrow a pressure tester.
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