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      10-28-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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Congrats! The weight savings of these is tremendous over most setups. Well done
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Congrats! These are by far my favorite wheels
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The first treatment these wheels will get will be R comps
Cool! I get mine next week as well. What color are you going to paint/finish them?
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      10-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #26
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The GTS brakes are the same as the Brembo GT. Only the rotors are different. BMW makes their own rotors. If you see the Brembo GT and the GTS rotors next to each other, you will know why. Those on the GTS are much better made.

These are Brembo GT calipers and are not painted GTS.
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      10-29-2012, 02:29 AM   #27
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Some people setup their cars for show and bragging rights and there are others who are more "go" than "show."
And you forgot the people who setup their cars with the most expensive high end track parts but never go (and/or if they ever do they're slow as ****)
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      10-29-2012, 05:22 AM   #28
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Cool! I get mine next week as well. What color are you going to paint/finish them?
Matte Titanium - the same as pictured in this thread

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And you forgot the people who setup their cars with the most expensive high end track parts but never go (and/or if they ever do they're slow as ****)
Very true. I'm a member at AMP (120 days of track access!) and I'm lapping more people out there.

Last friday I finished work early and spent an hour at the track and here are some cool examples.

After a few laps of warm up... I'm chasing an ultima gtr (with an ls6) and slow lotus: (watch through carousel) (i'm on street tires


Here I let a nice vette by so I can chase him. he had coilovers and sport cups. fun.


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The GTS brakes are the same as the Brembo GT. Only the rotors are different. BMW makes their own rotors. If you see the Brembo GT and the GTS rotors next to each other, you will know why. Those on the GTS are much better made.

These are Brembo GT calipers and are not painted.
Why are the OEM rotors better?
They don't seem to flow as well on the back side from the pics I've seen. They don't have the little bolts that are suppose to help with rotor knock back either.
This is something I've wondered about but haven't seen any firm answers too.

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First feedback on these 18" rims. They are customized for the GTS/Brembo BBK.
People who run the Brembo BBK on the rear axle might need to modify the bolts which connect callipers to the bracket, otherwise the heads of the bolts could rub at the rim.
No spacers required and stock bolts can be used. I run the combo 265/35-18 and 295/30-18. No rubbing at any time.
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      10-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #31
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why did tlp get banned n his thread get deleted?


anyways, look fwd 2 seein ur set op
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why did tlp get banned n his thread get deleted?


anyways, look fwd 2 seein ur set op
Didn't even realize he got the ban stick! Wonder why?? I didn't see anything inflammatory.

Anyone know if these are more or less than the 19" F1's?
And will they fit the regular Brembo 380mm BBK?

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      10-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #33
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Didn't even realize he got the ban stick! Wonder why?? I didn't see anything inflammatory.

Anyone know if these are more or less than the 19" F1's?
And will they fit the regular Brembo 380mm BBK?
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tlp's a great guy I wonder why

I can't comment on price - thats for the vendors to say. Even though mine is a custom set if I say anything $ related in public I could banned - so I hear

Yes it fits brembo(see checkcaptain's comments)... should fit my stoptechs... I will report.

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      10-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #34
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Looks like fruitcake got it too.

I can't comment on price - thats for the vendors to say. Even though mine is a custom set if I say anything $ related in public I could banned - so I hear

Yes it fits brembo(see checkcaptain's comments)... should fit my stoptechs... I will report.
Now you need to get some real pads :P
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Now you need to get some real pads :P
LOL I use all out race pads PFC01's or Cobalt XR1's when racing on slicks
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Why are the OEM rotors better?
They don't seem to flow as well on the back side from the pics I've seen. They don't have the little bolts that are suppose to help with rotor knock back either.
This is something I've wondered about but haven't seen any firm answers too.

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Because BMW/OEM owners say so

I'm sure the Brembo calipers are great, but the OEM style rotors not so much.

Beautiful wheels OP, lucky you!
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Because BMW/OEM owners say so

I'm sure the Brembo calipers are great, but the OEM style rotors not so much.

Beautiful wheels OP, lucky you!
Because they are lighter and the rear rotors have a SS ring inside which make the e-brake work proper;-)
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      10-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #38
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why did tlp get banned n his thread get deleted?


anyways, look fwd 2 seein ur set op
I wondered why too!
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tlp's a great guy I wonder why

I can't comment on price - thats for the vendors to say. Even though mine is a custom set if I say anything $ related in public I could banned - so I hear

Yes it fits brembo(see checkcaptain's comments)... should fit my stoptechs... I will report.
Maybe tlp mentioned pricing on something? Someone mentioned a thread that was deleted on these wheels??

They should fit Stoptechs easily if they fit Brembo's.

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Because they are lighter and the rear rotors have a SS ring inside which make the e-brake work proper;-)
The Brembo GT's don't have a ring inside the rear hub? Kind of scary if it has an aluminum center??
Are the rotor size and thickness the same? I'm just confused because I thought the GT kit have an aluminum center, but you say the GTS rotors are lighter?

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AUS - well these 18's aren't on the market - none of the BBS dealers and even BBS north america doesn't have it... so technically there's no competition
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Well unfortunate I did not see tlp s Post, but if somebody should get banned it is me, since I was the bad guy who ordered these rims in my custom specs.
tlp is an enthusiast like me and I am pretty sure he just wanted to show the community what is possible if someone really wants.
To sad that good guys are handled like this
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tlp's a great guy I wonder why

I can't comment on price - thats for the vendors to say. Even though mine is a custom set if I say anything $ related in public I could banned - so I hear

Yes it fits brembo(see checkcaptain's comments)... should fit my stoptechs... I will report.
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AUS - well these 18's aren't on the market - none of the BBS dealers and even BBS north america doesn't have it... so technically there's no competition
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Well unfortunate I did not see tlp s Post, but if somebody should get banned it is me, since I was the bad guy who ordered these rims in my custom specs.
tlp is an enthusiast like me and I am pretty sure he just wanted to show the community what is possible if someone really wants.
To sad that good guys are handled like this
I'm getting the feeling the venders wanted tlp banned???
Over wheels BBS USA probably doesn't even know exist.
I don't think he was selling anything. I know he just got some 19" in standard specs but DBK color. I'm wondering if the timing got someone suspicious?

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Matte Titanium - the same as pictured in this thread

Very true. I'm a member at AMP (120 days of track access!) and I'm lapping more people out there.

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Damn.. Even them old Vettes are fast.
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First feedback on these 18" rims. They are customized for the GTS/Brembo BBK.
People who run the Brembo BBK on the rear axle might need to modify the bolts which connect callipers to the bracket, otherwise the heads of the bolts could rub at the rim.
No spacers required and stock bolts can be used. I run the combo 265/35-18 and 295/30-18. No rubbing at any time.
Can you tell us the specs on the wheels namely the Offsets? Or will it be a secret?
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