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Brembo Slotted Rear Disc Rotors Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Rear / Drilled
NMB2005$249.95
Brembo Slotted Rear Disc Rotors Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Rear / Slotted
NMB2005S$249.95
Brembo Slotted Or Drilled Rotors Pair - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Front / Drilled
NMB2004$315.95
Brembo Slotted Front Disc Rotors, Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Front / Slotted
NMB2004S$315.95
Brembo Slotted Front Disc Rotors, Pair - Mini Cooper & S

Brembo Slotted Front Disc Rotors, Pair - Mini Cooper & S

Brembo Slotted Front Disc Rotors, Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Improve the looks and performance of your MINIs braking system without changing additional brake components. Brembo Sport REAR DRILLED brake rotors provide excellent stopping power in everyday traffic for your MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S, as well as more spirited, high performance street and highway driving. Sold in pairs.

Fits:

2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hatchback

Brembo Sport REAR DRILLED brake rotors match the vehicle’s original equipment rotor dimensions and are fully compatible with its hubs, brake calipers and road wheels. Get a full set of front and rear rotors for a matched appearance on all four corners of your MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S.

Starting with select castings, Brembo Sport drilled brake rotors undergo the race-born practice of cross drilling to provide multiple paths to disperse built-up heat and gasses. The cross-drilled holes are bi-angle chamfered at the rotor’s outer surfaces to help reduce the cracking caused by repeated high stress, high temperature brake applications.

Brembo Sport drilled brake rotors are coated for corrosion resistance to help eliminate rust and to offer a bold, aggressive appearance to enhance the look of your MINI’s road wheels. Sold per pair; fit all models of MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper ‘S’

NOTE: Brembo Sport drilled brake rotors are not recommended for track use or intended to be used in conjunction with race compound brake pads on the street.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Slotted, drilled or dimpled rotors offered as OEM replacements should not be considered appropriate for high-speed track use.

While grooved, drilled and slotted rotors offer an enhanced appearance and add some resistance to the boundary layer of gasses that can build up between the pad and rotor, they are not designed to withstand the extreme temperatures that are produced on the racetrack. If they are used on the track, it is very important that the rotors be carefully inspected and should not be driven on if even minor signs of deterioration are seen. Note, too, that if any products are used on the track they are not warrantable.

If your brake wear warning light is illumninated, see replacement sensors.

MINI recommends the brake fluid be replaced every 2 years, more often if you track your car. See ATE Super Blue for replacement brake fluid. ATE Super Blue is a high quality performance fluid that will last much longer than the standard DOT4 fluid. This is an ABS friendly fluid.

4 Other Variations Available:
Brembo Slotted Rear Disc Rotors Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Rear / Drilled
Brembo Slotted Rear Disc Rotors Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Rear / Slotted
Brembo Slotted Or Drilled Rotors Pair - R50/52/53 Cooper & S
Front / Drilled
Brembo Slotted Front Disc Rotors, Pair - Mini Cooper & S
Front / Slotted
Technical Information:
Warped Rotors Means Pulsing Brakes

When you apply the brakes, you feel a pulsation through the brake pedal and even the steering wheel. You wonder how the brakes and steering are interconnected and what is causing the pulsation. How can it be prevented, and how can it be corrected? And most important, is it a safety issue?

The cause of pulsation and vibration are warped brake rotors. When brakes are applied, the brake calipers press the brake pads against the rotors that rotate with the wheel. If the rotor is warped so the surfaces are not parallel, the caliper pistons are rapidly pushed in and out as the pads contact high and low spots. These pulsations will cause the entire wheel to vibrate. This vibration, often call 'shimmy,' is transmitted to the brake pedal and steering system components to the steering wheel.

While this pulsation can be merely annoying during normal stops, it can be dangerous in a panic stop from high speeds, especially if the warping is severe. Pulsation can affect the proper operation of the anti-lock braking system. Also severe vibration can damage or cause premature wear to the brake system. The damage can be progressive as the warped rotor wears unevenly as it rubs against the brake pads.

There are several causes for warped rotors. It can result from normal wearing of the rotors. It will often occur if you let the brake pads wear to the point where is there is metal-to-metal contact between pads, or what's left of them, and the rotor. Thus, the importance of routine brake pad inspections. Warping can occur if the brakes are very hot after a long trip, or many applications, and then the vehicle is driven through a puddle of cool water.

Incidentally, warped rotors are a bigger problem with the latest models compared to earlier ones fitted with disc brakes. That's because to decrease weight, and thus improve fuel economy, automakers have made brake rotors lighter and more susceptible to warping. Heavier brake rotors can absorb more heat so they are less likely to warp with sudden changes in temperature. While much more expensive vehicles do use carbon fiber and ceramic rotors, most still just use lighter weight, and more warp-prone, steel rotors.

Often pulsations start after a tire has been changed and there is dirt, corrosion or rust on the inner surface of the replaced wheel. This can cause uneven clamping leading to rotor warping. This uneven clamping can also occur from improper tightening of lug nuts. For example, not tightening in the usually recommended two-step, criss-cross tightening technique, and using the improper torque (bolts, lug nets, etc. all use manufacturer-specified levels of torque.) A torque wrench must be used on modern wheels. Air impact wrenches will not torque down the nuts properly. If there is brake pulsating after changing a tire, loosen the nuts and re-torque as soon as possible and you may be able to prevent warping problems.

Can warped rotors be repaired, or must they be replaced? The answer depends on the amount of rotor run-out -- that is the amount the rotor wobbles. In some case, if run-out is more than 0.001 inch, pulsating can occur and other manufacturers allow run-out up to 0.003 inch. Determining run-out requires special equipment.

Often the brake rotors can be repaired, or made "true" on a machine that shaves off a small amount of rotor surface to make the surface smooth and even. However, there are limits on the amounts of material that can be safely removed. If this results in rotor thickness less than specified by the manufacturer, usually stamped into the rotor itself, the rotor must be replaced. This is more likely to happen with the thinner, lighter rotors found on today's vehicles.

Recently, a new technique called Brake Align? has become available. Here specially tapered shims that are located between the rotor and hub to compensate for rotor run-out. According to the company, run-out can be corrected to within .001 inch. Brake Align shims are available for most American and Japanese vehicles.

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