Originally Posted by M3SQRD
Why, because you have to remove the caliper? On my old e46 M3 track prep'd car I had AP calipers with a removable top bridge, and on my e92 M3 I have Performance Friction calipers with a fixed top bridge. It only takes me 5 min longer to swap pads on the Performance Friction calipers, however, a portion of the extra amount of time is due to having to swap four pads per caliper instead of two pads per caliper.
yes, removing it over and over is a PITA, imo, versus just removing a bridge.