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      01-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #89
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Install was really easy honestly and I just got the car back from TCK, thanks ^
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      01-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #90
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are the brakes the same size as the OEM?
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The rotors are the same size as OEM. the front Calipers have a 4 pot caliper that has a larger contact area for the pad (I'm pretty sure).
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      01-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #93
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Looks good. Some are calling this a BBK but if the rotors are the same I would imagine this not to be a real BBK but an OEM replacement that has more pistons. Feel free to correct me if I am seeing this picture wrong.
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The rotors are the same size as OEM. the front Calipers have a 4 pot caliper that has a larger contact area for the pad (I'm pretty sure).
calipers seem a bit smaller than the OEM in the pics.
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Looks good. Some are calling this a BBK but if the rotors are the same I would imagine this not to be a real BBK but an OEM replacement that has more pistons. Feel free to correct me if I am seeing this picture wrong.
i was wondering the same thing, this is a perfect upgrade from OEM size brakes with more stopping power without going BBK.
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Larger disc will generally have better thermal management. However, just as important is the material the discs are made of...not all metal is the same or equal.
Brembo and AP have their own special formulas that are both track and street proven. Guess you will have to see how these hold up...better then some other cases we have found on the internet.


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...=Racing+Brakes

Im a little surprised that this issue got glanced over and everyone shifted their attention to weight, clever tactics by some.
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calipers seem a bit smaller than the OEM in the pics.
Not sure about that. Either way, OEM caliper outside diameter is huge. This doesn't mean less pad friction area on the new brakes.
I can vouch that the braking force is improved over OEM. I'm not sure how efficiently they will dissipate heat on the track though. I guess we have to wait and find out.
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      01-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #98
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Looks good. Some are calling this a BBK but if the rotors are the same I would imagine this not to be a real BBK but an OEM replacement that has more pistons. Feel free to correct me if I am seeing this picture wrong.
Racing brake offers 380 mm rotors aswell but I decided to go with 360 mm to prevent fitment issues with 18 inch wheels
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Larger disc will generally have better thermal management. However, just as important is the material the discs are made of...not all metal is the same or equal.
Brembo and AP have their own special formulas that are both track and street proven. Guess you will have to see how these hold up...better then some other cases we have found on the internet.


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...=Racing+Brakes

Im a little surprised that this issue got glanced over and everyone shifted their attention to weight, clever tactics by some.
Confused about the link?
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      01-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #101
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Confused about the link?
http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42431

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=865

Also post #54 has the proper link.

It would be great if the Racing Brake would chime and clear it up. Brake failures and leaks are no joke, street or track.
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      01-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #102
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I haven't had any issues and I DO look at my brakes at least once a week. I'll keep everyone in the loop as spring comes around. I'm still 100% happy with my setup.
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      01-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #103
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http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42431

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=865

Also post #54 has the proper link.

It would be great if the Racing Brake would chime and clear it up. Brake failures and leaks are no joke, street or track.
That doesn't looks good. The same leaking problem happen to multiple cars
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      01-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #104
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It have seen this article before but to be honest I feel it does not affect the BMW community as of yet. These life threatening issues are very serious. But until I start seeming problems with the e92 m3 racing brake kits my comments will remain nutural on the quality of the product. Keep in mind these kits are car specific therefore racing brake had the time and opportunity to learn from their customer feedback and improve on the product. I promise you one thing, these brakes will be removed from my car as soon as anyone of the m3 community members has an issue with leaks or cracking rotors.
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      01-31-2013, 11:21 PM   #105
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Quote:
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http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42431

http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=865

Also post #54 has the proper link.

It would be great if the Racing Brake would chime and clear it up. Brake failures and leaks are no joke, street or track.
Hello,

Here is Warren from RB. We did respond to the incident/claim with a complete true story covered in the following thread which I donít have to repeat however, please understand being a mfgr, we only make the brake parts, how they are installed, maintained and used are out of our control. Although we would like to help/resolve any issue even if itís not our fault however we expect a mutual respect than a forceful threat which was totally not acceptable and we must denounce it.
http://forums.racingbrake.com/showthread.php?t=865

As to how RB brakes stand on track, I suggest you check us out in some of the highly intensive track communities such as RX7, NSX, EVO and Corvette (Z06) and see how RB brakes performed and lasted against other brands.

Upon Howard Colemanís request, RB developed and released the front and rear balanced brake kits for RX7 in 2007. As of today still no replacement discs sales for us. Below is a typical in depth performance review in RX7 forum. Go over it and ask RX7 owners why they were switching their AP and Stoptech kits to RB:
http://www.rx7club.com/suspension-wh...0/#post9618788

How RB stands against competitions in solving tough brake issue? How about the heaviest and fastest car on earth ďNissan GT-RĒ? Read below long term and comprehensive review on RacingBrake after 7 track events.

http://www.gtrlife.com/forums/topic/...0#entry1081092

Not only we are highly specialized in performance brake development, we are different from others owing to our close interaction with "YOU" - The ultimate user who are looking for an affordable brake upgrades, we are honored and proud of being trusted/asked by enthusiasts from Acura to VW. We listen to their needs and come out with a true solution to meet their expectation in performance level and budget than trying to sell you what they make.

You can just glance over our forum under "New Development" and get an idea of how active and popular it is. BMW's 135i, 335i, E46/E9x M3 are among them.

Thank you for reading.
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      02-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #106
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Sounds and looks like a lot of people are using your brakes. Thanks for sharing everything.
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I had a chance to really test the brakes out today under heavy acceleration and hatd braking. Exactly as expected. Solid performer. I might be upgrading to 380mm rotors if racing brake gives me a discount.
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I had a chance to really test the brakes out today under heavy acceleration and hatd braking. Exactly as expected. Solid performer. I might be upgrading to 380mm rotors if racing brake gives me a discount.
Nice. Let me know if you'd like a quote!
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