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      05-08-2007, 04:01 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Hotan Braskey View Post
Why does BMW still insist on using single piston calipers? I am not saying that they need to put huge 8-pots up front, but they have to know that brakes have been the Achilles heel of M cars for the last 10 years.
are you kidding me? the e36 was and still is a very good performer int he braking department. find me another stock car that can stop from 60-0 in 112-113ft.

if i remember right bmw has said that they use single piston calipers because anything else isn't really necessary. even hardcore track guys with e36 M3s don't need to change to a bbk until they get into modded classes.

now the e46 M3 is a bit heavier and does suffer a bit for braking, but it's not the fault of the single piston calipers.