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      11-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #18
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Drives: 08 E92 M3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Richmond, VA

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Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
That's precisely what made me switch brakes pads after the track weekend I mentioned above. If the vibration is coming up through the steering wheel and the force goes UP with speed but DOWN with increased pedal force (i.e. you feel it most when braking lightly around 70 MPH), it's either warped/badly mounted/worn rotors or uneven pad deposits, solved by getting new rotors.
I think this describes it perfectly. I also have painted calipers (yellow) but the paint job was exceptional and does not come in contact with any moving parts. Hope the dealer doesn't "blame" this on the vibration. I read that there is a law that states, bluntly put, that if the rotor is warped, they cant blame it on a painted caliper.

This sounds intriguing. I KNOW a car is supposed to have smooth braking, but this just feels different to me.

Will the dealer replace the rotors, you think?

Thanks for the help! OP, glad you posted this.
2008 (07/08) E92 M3 BPM Stage II Tuned by Mike Benvo, 6MT, Turner Test Pipes, Magnaflow Custom Catback Exhaust (Magnaflow X Pipe, secondary cat delete, Aero Resonators and Helmholtz Chambers),Vorsteiner CF Lip, Hamann Style CF rear diffuser, CF Rear Decklid Spoiler, BMW Performance Kidney Grills, CF Side Grills, OEM GTS Wheels, K&N Drop-In Filter, GP Thunder 8k Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors.