BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 Marketplace > Vendor Comments/Review/Feedback Forum
 
BPM
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-24-2019, 01:36 PM   #155
Silos
Second Lieutenant
Silos's Avatar
United_States
274
Rep
254
Posts

Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer Barney View Post
Nice color 😎
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2020, 09:41 PM   #156
DR-JEKL
Major General
Australia
799
Rep
6,236
Posts

Drives: Space Grey E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newcastle Ozstraylia

iTrader: (3)

The slonik saga continues for me.

The calipers I had I wasnt happy with the logo (I asked for red they were delivered more like a orange colour) he didnt offer me any assistance after waiting 4 months for them. I decided to sell them then buy a 2nd set which he was going to engrave and powdercoat the logo in red but after 6 months never delivered with no excuse even to this day

I sold my original calipers, now the buyer has issues fitting them the pad clashes on the caliper mount/brackets..

Name:  83649733_2182581808715470_1574845502489362432_n.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  183.1 KB

(see how the right pad doesn't sit into position properly like the left pad)

Name:  82799244_2590342554569017_1784016117816098816_n.jpg
Views: 511
Size:  136.8 KB

(right pad is clashing with caliper mount)

Had to get a machine shop mill out a relief for pad clearance. This is ridiculous considering this is a pnp kit and it wasnt exactly cheap.

Name:  83253978_2905103639551946_508944025324093440_n.jpg
Views: 461
Size:  14.1 KB

Name:  82502857_2500965670166488_3569665122068594688_n.jpg
Views: 467
Size:  14.4 KB

I think it's a good thing that he's been blocked from this forum so this shonkster doesn't waste other people's time and rob them of their hard earned money for his poorly manufactured kits (that's if they ever received them!)...
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2020, 10:15 PM   #157
m3_tristan
Be Original.
m3_tristan's Avatar
Canada
232
Rep
508
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3, 2012 E84 X1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DR-JEKL View Post
The slonik saga continues for me.

The calipers I had I wasnt happy with the logo (I asked for red they were delivered more like a orange colour) he didnt offer me any assistance after waiting 4 months for them. I decided to sell them then buy a 2nd set which he was going to engrave and powdercoat the logo in red but after 6 months never delivered with no excuse even to this day

I sold my original calipers, now the buyer has issues fitting them the pad clashes on the caliper mount/brackets..

Attachment 2220367

(see how the right pad doesn't sit into position properly like the left pad)

Attachment 2220366

(right pad is clashing with caliper mount)

Had to get a machine shop mill out a relief for pad clearance. This is ridiculous considering this is a pnp kit and it wasnt exactly cheap.

Attachment 2220368

Attachment 2220369

I think it's a good thing that he's been blocked from this forum so this shonkster doesn't waste other people's time and rob them of their hard earned money for his poorly manufactured kits (that's if they ever received them!)...
Seems more like an install issue. Mine went on no problem
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2020, 10:43 PM   #158
JsL
Major
United_States
428
Rep
1,257
Posts

Drives: 2011 AW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (2)

That sucks. I would imagine Slon ran one batch of brackets that were all the same. Mine was plug and play, no bracket modification needed.

Regardless, you've gone through enough regarding these brakes, sorry you ran into more issues.

Is this person running the 380mm F8x rotors? If so, he needed to use the included spacers.

Is he using the correct brake pad size?

Edit: That brake pad shape looks like it's for the 380mm setup. Pad shape D1426, so make sure it's getting installed on a 380mm rotor with the bracket spacers. Your second picture should show a spacer between the caliper and bracket.

Last edited by JsL; 01-16-2020 at 10:57 PM..
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2020, 11:24 PM   #159
DR-JEKL
Major General
Australia
799
Rep
6,236
Posts

Drives: Space Grey E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newcastle Ozstraylia

iTrader: (3)

He use to offer all kits as a modular bracket, this had a spacer which allowed you to run either 360mm or 380mm rotors.

I specified i was using 380mm F8X ///M rotors and he sent these brackets which he said wont require any grinding etc they'll fit better for 380mm rotors
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2020, 11:24 PM   #160
DR-JEKL
Major General
Australia
799
Rep
6,236
Posts

Drives: Space Grey E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newcastle Ozstraylia

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tristan View Post
Seems more like an install issue. Mine went on no problem
ha nope definately not an install issue..

You would have had modular mounts brackets I guess?
Appreciate 0
      01-17-2020, 09:34 PM   #161
Silos
Second Lieutenant
Silos's Avatar
United_States
274
Rep
254
Posts

Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DR-JEKL View Post
The slonik saga continues for me.

The calipers I had I wasnt happy with the logo (I asked for red they were delivered more like a orange colour) he didnt offer me any assistance after waiting 4 months for them. I decided to sell them then buy a 2nd set which he was going to engrave and powdercoat the logo in red but after 6 months never delivered with no excuse even to this day

I sold my original calipers, now the buyer has issues fitting them the pad clashes on the caliper mount/brackets..

Attachment 2220367

(see how the right pad doesn't sit into position properly like the left pad)

Attachment 2220366

(right pad is clashing with caliper mount)

Had to get a machine shop mill out a relief for pad clearance. This is ridiculous considering this is a pnp kit and it wasnt exactly cheap.

Attachment 2220368

Attachment 2220369

I think it's a good thing that he's been blocked from this forum so this shonkster doesn't waste other people's time and rob them of their hard earned money for his poorly manufactured kits (that's if they ever received them!)...
What an effing nightmare. Really sorry you're still dealing with this.
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2020, 04:51 AM   #162
DR-JEKL
Major General
Australia
799
Rep
6,236
Posts

Drives: Space Grey E92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Newcastle Ozstraylia

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silos View Post
What an effing nightmare. Really sorry you're still dealing with this.
My apologies for all the whinging guys, but yeah in all my years of being on this platform I havent struck a vendor like this.

The calipers are beautiful just the mounts and terrible service has really let me down..
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2020, 11:54 PM   #163
Silos
Second Lieutenant
Silos's Avatar
United_States
274
Rep
254
Posts

Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DR-JEKL View Post
My apologies for all the whinging guys, but yeah in all my years of being on this platform I havent struck a vendor like this.

The calipers are beautiful just the mounts and terrible service has really let me down..
It is completely understood. Sad that had to end like this...
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 05:43 AM   #164
m3_tristan
Be Original.
m3_tristan's Avatar
Canada
232
Rep
508
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3, 2012 E84 X1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

I stick to Slon's work and as promised he shipped out my kit on time. Will be making a post about this topic soon
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 05:45 AM   #165
roastbeef
Lieutenant General
roastbeef's Avatar
United_States
7410
Rep
10,758
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tristan View Post
I stick to Slon's work and as promised he shipped out my kit on time. Will be making a post about this topic soon
you get those all mounted up and misaligned yet?
__________________
Instagram; @roastbeefmike
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 05:47 AM   #166
m3_tristan
Be Original.
m3_tristan's Avatar
Canada
232
Rep
508
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3, 2012 E84 X1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tristan View Post
I stick to Slon's work and as promised he shipped out my kit on time. Will be making a post about this topic soon
you get those all mounted up and misaligned yet?
My fronts are fine so no, these should be fine also
Appreciate 0
      01-20-2020, 10:37 PM   #167
Silos
Second Lieutenant
Silos's Avatar
United_States
274
Rep
254
Posts

Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m3_tristan View Post
I stick to Slon's work and as promised he shipped out my kit on time. Will be making a post about this topic soon
I am sure his work is outstanding, but haven't ever received my parts, I cannot share that sentiment.
Appreciate 0
      01-21-2020, 01:31 AM   #168
roastbeef
Lieutenant General
roastbeef's Avatar
United_States
7410
Rep
10,758
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silos View Post
I am sure his work is outstanding, but haven't ever received my parts, I cannot share that sentiment.
yes, besides the random poor pad fit, brackets that might need more machining, random washers needed to align calipers, and the likelihood of getting ghosted by this dude for about six months while he sits on your cash, they are great!
__________________
Instagram; @roastbeefmike
Appreciate 2
Silos273.50

      01-21-2020, 06:52 AM   #169
turbo_joe
Major
turbo_joe's Avatar
705
Rep
1,163
Posts

Drives: 2012 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: SOMD

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
yes, besides the random poor pad fit, brackets that might need more machining, random washers needed to align calipers, and the likelihood of getting ghosted by this dude for about six months while he sits on your cash, they are great!
I dont understand the point in buying his makeshift BBK when you can get a Stoptech kit for not much more.

I have his DCT pan and luckily it showed up in a timely manner and its a very nice product. But his lack of communication is an absolute joke.
__________________
Appreciate 1
      01-21-2020, 07:02 AM   #170
roastbeef
Lieutenant General
roastbeef's Avatar
United_States
7410
Rep
10,758
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbo_joe View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
yes, besides the random poor pad fit, brackets that might need more machining, random washers needed to align calipers, and the likelihood of getting ghosted by this dude for about six months while he sits on your cash, they are great!
I dont understand the point in buying his makeshift BBK when you can get a Stoptech kit for not much more.

I have his DCT pan and luckily it showed up in a timely manner and its a very nice product. But his lack of communication is an absolute joke.
Brembo bruh!
__________________
Instagram; @roastbeefmike
Appreciate 3
turbo_joe705.00
Silos273.50
xander_g766.00

      01-22-2020, 10:27 AM   #171
JsL
Major
United_States
428
Rep
1,257
Posts

Drives: 2011 AW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (2)

Slon Front BBK: $1700
Stoptech ST40 front: $2800
Stoptech ST60 front: $3400
Brembo GT 6 piston front: $4500

If you consider $1100 "not much more", then yes, it doesn't make sense to buy this kit over the stoptech ST40 kit.
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2020, 10:34 AM   #172
turbo_joe
Major
turbo_joe's Avatar
705
Rep
1,163
Posts

Drives: 2012 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: SOMD

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JsL View Post
Slon Front BBK: $1700
Stoptech ST40 front: $2800
Stoptech ST60 front: $3400
Brembo GT 6 piston front: $4500

If you consider $1100 "not much more", then yes, it doesn't make sense to buy this kit over the stoptech ST40 kit.
ST40 kit is on Bimmerworld right now for $2200 shipped and the Slon kit doesn't include new rotors does it?
__________________
Appreciate 1
      01-22-2020, 11:10 AM   #173
Bimmer Barney
Captain
Bimmer Barney's Avatar
384
Rep
940
Posts

Drives: 2011.5 E90M ZCP
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbo_joe View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by JsL View Post
Slon Front BBK: $1700
Stoptech ST40 front: $2800
Stoptech ST60 front: $3400
Brembo GT 6 piston front: $4500

If you consider $1100 "not much more", then yes, it doesn't make sense to buy this kit over the stoptech ST40 kit.
ST40 kit is on Bimmerworld right now for $2200 shipped and the Slon kit doesn't include new rotors does it?
In defense of my decision. I didn't have any fitment issues, no extra funny parts and the pads fit perfectly. Also I get my rotors from fcp euro so they are free (plus shipping).

No defense for slon. The guy is a good example of why sales people aren't always the smartest or most skilled, but they make the most money. This world runs on interpersonal skills.
__________________
2011.5 E90 M3 DCT ZCP Slicktop
Appreciate 1
turbo_joe705.00

      01-22-2020, 01:15 PM   #174
Ximian
.
Ximian's Avatar
United_States
292
Rep
548
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: MN

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JsL View Post
Slon Front BBK: $1700
Stoptech ST40 front: $2800
Stoptech ST60 front: $3400
Brembo GT 6 piston front: $4500

If you consider $1100 "not much more", then yes, it doesn't make sense to buy this kit over the stoptech ST40 kit.
Shop around a bit more as nobody should be buying at those list prices. I recently ordered a new ST60 for less than that ST40 price. The difference between Slon and ST40 sale prices are much closer than 1100 and you don't have to wait as long.
Appreciate 1
daarts26.00

      01-26-2020, 02:59 AM   #175
roastbeef
Lieutenant General
roastbeef's Avatar
United_States
7410
Rep
10,758
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JsL View Post
Slon Front BBK: $1700
Stoptech ST40 front: $2800
Stoptech ST60 front: $3400
Brembo GT 6 piston front: $4500

If you consider $1100 "not much more", then yes, it doesn't make sense to buy this kit over the stoptech ST40 kit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbo_joe View Post
ST40 kit is on Bimmerworld right now for $2200 shipped and the Slon kit doesn't include new rotors does it?
so about $500 (less than that after rotors) for a crucial safety part from a ghost with a track record of sending janky parts that don't fit correctly.

i don't think i've ever seen a more poorly executed critical safety product on these forums. he makes great dct pans, he should stick to that. if i had to guess, he's pairing calipers from cars he thought to be compatible. however, small changes to the model were made and the oem spec for the caliper changed ever so slightly.
__________________
Instagram; @roastbeefmike

Last edited by roastbeef; 01-26-2020 at 03:27 AM..
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST