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2005 E55 Brakes and Rotors Replacements

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First of all, I am shocked that on an E55, I got over 50k miles ( including 4 hrs track time) on the original equipment. But now it is time for new stuff, so....

I see lots of cool slotted and drilled rotors on EBAY at $$$$$. I plan on going to Porterfield for the new pads but wanted to know what people have tried for rotors.
I recall on my old 380sec that the rotor was a nightmare as it was the bearing carrier as well. Is it the same on the E55? ( I have not looked at it closely yet)

Anyway--what rotors have people tried and where did you get them?

PS--on my old 380, I could burn thru a set of OEM pads in only 10k miles!!!
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I don't think turning drilled rotors is a good idea, mine had small stress cracks at the tiny holes after many track days and over 60,000 miles. I thought the $110 or $120 a wheel for the beautiful stock rotors was a bargain. I've been very happy with the stock rotors and only get the overheat warning after many hot laps at the track. :rolleyes:
 

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I don't think turning drilled rotors is a good idea, mine had small stress cracks at the tiny holes after many track days and over 60,000 miles. I thought the $110 or $120 a wheel for the beautiful stock rotors was a bargain. I've been very happy with the stock rotors and only get the overheat warning after many hot laps at the track. :rolleyes:
some say drilled rotors can't be turned but some say they can be turned
 
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