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      02-18-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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MOVIT Brakes - What do you know about this brand ?

I was looking at MOV*IT brakes and it looks like they make good solid brake systems. I don't know too much about this company and want to see if you guys have had any experience with this company. The have brake kits for e9x M3s in a few different sizes.

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Steel Rotors
370mm with 6 piston caliper
342mm with 6 piston caliper

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342mm with 4 piston caliper

They are offering CERAMIC kits as well and rotors can be made in any size.

http://movitbrakesusa.com/
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I was thinking about the CC breaks that they make but I ran into the same problem you did no one has delt with them.

They are a small German based company with QC thats out of this world(so they say) all 16 employees are engineers. I talked to them on a few occasions and they seemed to know what they were talking about but I wasn't going to drop 12k on something no one knew anything about. After research the same people that make there CC rotors make Stop Techs and Koenigsegg or how ever the hell you spell that cars name.
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They also make the Brabus 12 pot BBK
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They also make the Brabus 12 pot BBK
who does ? MOVIT ?
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      02-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #5
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I was thinking about the CC breaks that they make but I ran into the same problem you did no one has delt with them.

They are a small German based company with QC thats out of this world(so they say) all 16 employees are engineers. I talked to them on a few occasions and they seemed to know what they were talking about but I wasn't going to drop 12k on something no one knew anything about. After research the same people that make there CC rotors make Stop Techs and Koenigsegg or how ever the hell you spell that cars name.
yeah, ... CER brakes are cost near 20k

here is what i got from Tom Frederico@MOVIT

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The 370 is the best size for this application with 18 wheels. The reason for this is our 370mm kit is 35mm thick. I think the Brembo kit is 380 x 28 or 30. this will seriously effect the durability of the rotor to handle the heat. This is how Brembo sells their kits for less and keeps you buying rotors event after event. With the MovIt steel rotor it would be years before you need replacements.

Yes we do have CER Ceramics available for this application and that rotor will basically last forever. In addition you could remove the MovIt Kit from this application and contact us to make it fit your next 2,3,4,5 vehicles for years and years of use.

Kit prices for this application in the CER setup start at 10,999 for the front and 9,499 for the rear.
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a few pics of CER kit
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Yes sir. MOVIT makes kits for Brabus
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Yes sir. MOVIT makes kits for Brabus
i see ... good to know ...
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Wow! I misunderstood I thought it was 12k for all four not just the front!
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WOW! Thats expensive but sick.... the corvette zr1 has CC's same brakes as the enzo....
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Wow! I misunderstood I thought it was 12k for all four not just the front!
yeah ... those are not cheap ... but the key here i guess is that you can use them on different applications over the time ...

their reg. BBK kit cost around 7500 which is not that bad ...
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I think the Brembo kit is 380 x 28 or 30. this will seriously effect the durability of the rotor to handle the heat.
This is incorrect.

The Brembo kit is 380x34mm which is a generous increase in maximum heat capacity, as well as a dramatic improvement in heat management.

The Brembo system consistently runs cooler under both street and heavy track use, and will undoubtedly last longer than ANY other option out there.

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This is how Brembo sells their kits for less and keeps you buying rotors event after event.
Brembo keeps people coming back by offering nothing but the highest quality components in a complete system that is specifically engineered for each vehicle offering increased braking performance, superior longevity, and no compromise to safety or comfort. The one thing you wont be coming back to Brembo for is replacement parts.

This may sound like marketing, until you talk to anyone who has owned a Brembo system in the past. The only people who seem to disagree are the ones selling their own product.
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My Brembos on my e46 M3 were simply amazing. I had the 4 pot version also, not the newer 6 pot.
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This is incorrect.

The Brembo kit is 380x34mm which is a generous increase in maximum heat capacity, as well as a dramatic improvement in heat management.
Isn't the rear rotor 380x28?
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Isn't the rear rotor 380x28?
Yes, the rear is a lightweight 380x28mm disc.

That disc is specifically developed for rear applications which require less heat capacity.

Again, the 380x28mm is a huge improvement in heat capacity and heat management for the REAR brake kit.

The heat capacity is dictated by the mass of the disc.
The temperature management comes from it's ability to absorb the heat created during aggressive driving, and it's ability to efficiently dissipate that heat while keeping the operating temperatures at a reasonable level for the brake pads, calipers and fluid.

Other aspects that add to this efficiency of the Brembo discs are the vein design which directs the flow of air through the disc, and more importantly, the superior metallurgy which is directly related the discs ability to process extreme heat cycles without DTV, rapid wear rates, and premature cracking.
It's all in the quality!
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good info Gary ... the only problem i see with 380mm is that it is very hard to find 18" wheels that would clear that size ...
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The question is does anyone on this forum actually need the additional heat capacity? Surely not on the street, and even on the track, it would probably take a brutal track and an excellent driver to necessatitate it.

Has anyone actualy monitored rotor stock temperatures on the track on this forum?

If this is not an issue for your dedicated enthusiast here, then I don't see the point of having additional heat capacity and the additional mass that goes along with it.

I will try to monitor my rotor temps this year at the track. I didn't last year.
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The question is does anyone on this forum actually need the additional heat capacity? Surely not on the street, and even on the track, it would probably take a brutal track and an excellent driver to necessatitate it.

Has anyone actualy monitored rotor stock temperatures on the track on this forum?

If this is not an issue for your dedicated enthusiast here, then I don't see the point of having additional heat capacity and the additional mass that goes along with it.

I will try to monitor my rotor temps this year at the track. I didn't last year.
lucid do you know what is the size of stock rotors ?
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lucid do you know what is the size of stock rotors ?
According to RealOEM, the front rotors are 360X30, and the rears are 350X24

Front: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=34&fg=05

Rear: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...72&hg=34&fg=10
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According to RealOEM, the front rotors are 360X30, and the rears are 350X24

Front: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=34&fg=05

Rear: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...72&hg=34&fg=10
tnx kev, i should've check it myself
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