My saga of steering wheel shaking when braking is finally over. It's as almost I refused to believe that Balo could warp, that's how much I trusted them. Sure enough after checking again, they were warped pretty badly.

Instead of trying to resurface them, I've got set of Zimmerman Coat Z rotors and Pagid pads and that solved the problem. I know that plenty here advocating Balo and I was one of them, but I'm done with them. On the other hand, I've done several brake jobs using Zimm. Coat Z and nobody complained yet.

We'll see what happens.



1998 BMW 540i 6 speed
Arctic silver, M sport suspension (euro delivery), prod. date 05/98, non VANOS
Staggered 18" style 32 OEM wheels
3.15 open differential
Remus exhaust
AFE CAI with improved heat shield
Z3 shifter
VDO oil pressure and temperature gauges in place of headlight/fog switches
Powder coated valve covers-satin black
CDV delete
Debadged
AEA DRL module (aftermarket daytime running lights)

1997 BMW 528iA
Alpine white, premium package, prod. date 04/97, single VANOS
Staggered 17" style 32 OEM wheels
Debadged
AEA DRL module
Custom made sun blinds for rear seating area

2000 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner, AKA "The Work Horse"

Garage aids:
Direct Lift Pro Park 8
Campbell Hausfeld 28 gallon oil lubricated air compressor
Newair ACP-1400H portable air conditioner and heater
Auto Enginuity scan tool with BMW enhanced option
Actron 9135 scan tool-for quick readouts