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Upgraded Rotor Arm?

PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:13 pm

Hi

I have bought a couple of these blue plastic rotor arms from a Mini specialist they are meant to be for the Mini Turbo, they are quite a thick walled construction.

Has anyone tried these before?

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:43 pm

Looks interesting because the 'rivet' looks to be plastic. The metal rivet on recent ones (within the last 15 years or so) tended to come loose and cause all sorts of problems. I just purchased an updated one from a local British car parts house and it has the plastic rivet. They were well aware of the current metal rivet problems. $29 (ouch!) for the new one vs $6 for metal rivet one. It had better hold up.

What's the price of the Mini one?
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:51 pm

Just compared it to the original one. Sadley the blue one is much bigger :cry:

It just goes to show though how much the 'Lotus' tag adds to the price, the blue 'best money can buy' for the Mini cost me ?2.52 +Vat the 'Lotus' black Lucas rotor cost ?2.25 +Vat. The standard Mini rotor is only ?1.63 +Vat.

gjz30075 you paid $29 :o :o

It looks like the Mini 25D is the same as our 23D but the blue rotor is for the 45D which is too big. They do sell an upgraded 25D rotor for ?2.10 +Vat I will get a couple of them and give it a go :)

gjz30075 if you want to try the upgraded one here is the link:

http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?pid=40568

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