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      08-08-2008, 10:38 PM   #98
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Drives: e46 M3
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BMW used a multi-piston set-up on an M car almost 15 years ago...
iirc, possibly before Porsche did...
they did not see any advantage on a street car...so they stopped...

the brakes are only hardware...it's the drivers skill that makes a difference...

2 guys, same set-up...at the end of a race, the guy with more brake left will more times than not, be the faster...

there is much more to the science of braking that piston count, fixed vs sliding, etc.
but first you must know WHAT the brake does (they are used on may things, elevators, conveyors, various motor driven machines)...they convert kinetic energy into heat (energy) via friction...

the M3 brakes are way over designed:
SS lines
'stiffer' pad
hi-temp fluid
solid bushings

they will do just fine