Originally Posted by 335Thom
Honestly I have been lurking awhile while thinking of trading my 07 335 for a 08 M3.
But a bunch of guys who dont seem to track like ArtPE and m3Kevin have stated there is no way M3 brakes could cook? Art stated it was a physical impossibility. So how could have Icemans brakes could have "cooked" on the first day? it seems as though that M3 guys dont track as much as they would like to think they do.
Iceman my research has pointed out that at the very minimum you need new pads and fluid. The best solution would be a complete brake package.
the main problem is that a inferior fluid is it boils and completely fools the ABS into over braking. It doesnt help that the M3 has a cheap brake package that speeds up heating of the rotors the calipers and then fluid.
Okay I should clarify...my 100% stock M3's brakes did hold up just fine with no noticeable fade or loss of power....they did however get EXTREMELY hot & the pads were smoking right off track..... interesting your comments about the ABS engaging too soon....mine did this ALL THE TIME....it was annoying really, but the car stopped just fine, but hearing the squealing tires was annoying.... My 928 with Super Blue fluid never ever engages the ABS, but I'm not going as fast in the braking zones either.... I am going to change the brake fluid right away....
But with track pads and better fluid I am confident the otherwise stock brakes will hold up just fine to track work.....
I'm not sold that a BBK is worth the price in terms of pure performance.....yes they look cool & do work slightly better and are slightly lighter.....but it would take a seriously aggressive driver with BIG R compounds to fade the stock brakes with race pads and fluid.....