Thread: Cooked brakes
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      09-25-2008, 03:16 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Even if these are the only problems they indicate a system not quite up to par for the way folks actually use the car (track and street). IMO there is no excuse for this. I have been very loyal defending BMW brakes which are in general quite good. I have also spoken out time and time against pretty bright red multi-piston calipers. However, in this case the evidence is really stacking up. How many folks have had fade, boil, pad transfer, etc.?
Thing is, everything is a trade off! For most people, pad and rotor life, easy of use, quietness, replacement cost ect. is more important then how they perform after 3+ track days. The brakes wern't designed to be the ultimate track setup, they are however very good street brakes that can be used on the track with good results too.