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      01-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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2004 BMW M3  [4.50]
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Originally Posted by rantarM3 View Post
Well, that's really good to know and I think you're helping me save some cash. I don't need a bbk so perhaps I'll look into an x-pipe & tune instead.

As far as wheels, the stock zcp's are a royal PITA to clean so I was thinking of a 5-6 spoke wheel that would be easier to clean.
As I've said before, once you start getting above the novice level and you find your track pads aren't lasting very long, its time for a BBK. You can do all of the bandaids but you're going to keep smoking pads.

I think tracking a stock car is good but if you plan to track an E9X M3 for the long term, I'd just save yourself the pain and get a BBK whenever you can afford it. You'll eventually need it and it should save money over the long run. Pads and rotors on my stoptechs last a long time. I've lost about 1.5mm of front pad in 3 wet days at the track. I would have when through about 5mm by now on the OEM brakes and PF01 track pads.
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