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      02-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #18
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Drives: 2011 E92 M3 6MT
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Originally Posted by Bmw135er View Post
My car has the trophy 355s all around. It's got plenty of stopping power, there's no doubt about that. I personally think that the 380s over work the tires as the 355s already exceed the tires gripping abilities. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's sure what it seems like to me. The quick pad changes are really nice. Mine are still like new despite the what "other" thread referenced states. That's acid rain, or aggressive wheel cleaner usage if I've ever seen it. Despite what's actually explained.
Any car I've had with red brembos had dark red/purple brembos after a few track days and getting really hot. I vowed to never buy a powder coated bbk again unless they were black. Then the only thing you would notice would be lettering turning yellow...just my .02
Thanks for your input. I decided to go with the 380's up front mainly to better deal with the heat. The plus side, I am told is that the front pads will last longer. I was concerned about the increased upsprung weight (2 lbs) per side, but most said it would not be noticed.

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