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Old 03-20-2004, 12:12 AM
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Chinese Rotors

Has anyone tried the LOMANDI rotors made in China? Are they any good for an 89 420 SEL?
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:20 AM
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Well, I don't know who made them but the Chinese rotors I installed last summer on a friend's '93 Dodge Caravan, are still OK and I just installed a pair on my '84 Honda, so we'll see. I got them from Pep Boys.
On the other hand, I'd think twice before installing them on a Mercedes. I've had good luck putting German ATE rotors on Mercedes but a friend even had problems with those on his '90 BMW 735i and had to get new rotors from the BMW dealer. The Italian Brembo rotors I installed last year, on a BMW 325i and Volvo 850, are doing OK. In any case, avoid the kids at the tire stores with the impact guns unless they use a torque-stick! I suggest hand tightening the lug-bolts, preferably with a torque wrench, to reduce the possibilty of warping new rotors.

Happy Motoring, Mark
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:12 PM
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Last summer I put a set of China roters on the back of the wife's 1986 300e and they seem to be good so far. They are round and run true and they were cheep $19.00 each.
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:42 PM
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With the investment money pouring into China I am amazed at the improvement in the quality of many of their products. I guess thats there not much difference in a workman running a CNC machine in China than in Germany other than the German product might well use better materials and more careful quality control personel...........

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Old 03-20-2004, 11:06 PM
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quality of products from China may be improving, but the quality of life for the average person in China is not. i saw this first hand.

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