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      11-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Any Ceramic Brake options for the M3?

Thinking more from an unsprung weight standpoint than anything else.
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      11-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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If you have > $30k sitting around...

http://products.vividracing.com/brem...1014328508.php
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      11-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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If you have > $30k sitting around...

http://products.vividracing.com/brem...1014328508.php


and finally

and definitely a little and and
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      11-10-2012, 08:23 AM   #4
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:confuse d0068::b ulge::co nfused0068::confused00 68::bulg e::confu sed0068: : confused0068: and finally
...I guess you, just like most of us, don't have $30+k sitting around!
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      11-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Lol...a Porsche GT3RS guy in TX apparently dropped 50k on a ceramic brake system.

Believe Stoptech also has some ceramic rotors.
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      11-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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If you have > $30k sitting around...

http://products.vividracing.com/brem...1014328508.php
interesting that the "sale price" is higher than the MSRP

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Lol...a Porsche GT3RS guy in TX apparently dropped 50k on a ceramic brake system.

Believe Stoptech also has some ceramic rotors.
that's strange given that the Porsche ceramic brakes are a $9k factory option IIRC (and $16k if installed post-delivery)
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      11-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #7
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interesting that the "sale price" is higher than the MSRP
Damn - I better buy them at the "for sale" price before there's a price change and I miss out on the "deal"
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      11-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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that's strange given that the Porsche ceramic brakes are a $9k factory option IIRC (and $16k if installed post-delivery)
I asked the same question after I regained consciousness and picked myself up from the floor. I've heard the OEM ceramic brakes don't hold up to track usage.
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      11-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
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Buy lighter wheels. Stick with Michelin PSS for the tires -- they are on the lighter end of the range. Some BBK save weight over stock due to the aluminum rotor hats and aluminum calipers even though the rotors are larger and steel.

For sprung weight, try a titanium exhaust like the Akra. Also the stock seats are heavy. Try Recaro or Sparco seats.

I think you want that Porsche 991S that you test drove. The car is about 10% lighter and has about the same power as the M3. Plus the ceramic brake option is only $8k if you insist on minimizing unsprung weight. You can have AWD for the snow. Perfect daily driver/year round beater for New England.
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      11-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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http://products.vividracing.com/brem...1014328508.php
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and finally

and definitely a little and and
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      11-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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MSRP: $31,494.75
Sale Price: $31,675.20

LOL i want the ones not on sale
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MSRP: $31,494.75
Sale Price: $31,675.20

LOL i want the ones not on sale
THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T BUY IT.
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THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T BUY IT.
My only reason too!!
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A close up look on mine - going to have them fitted next week. Mov'it is about half the price but slightly heavier.
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      12-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #19
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A close up look on mine - going to have them fitted next week. Mov'it is about half the price but slightly heavier.
So you paid over 50K for these?
What do you use them for? I'm sure a regular GTR kit would've sufficed.
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You guys realize that there are sane brakes like these for lamgorghinis and Aston Martins on eBay going for like one grand! Why not make an adapter so they fit your car? Who in their right mind old spend $30,000, let alone $15,000, on brakes?!
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I like my car a lot, it's my 3rd M3 went from E36,E46 and now E90 but I would never spend that much money on a car. That's crazy
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I like my car a lot, it's my 3rd M3 went from E36,E46 and now E90 but I would never spend that much money on a car. That's crazy
Same way I feel. I LOVE my car, but you could buy a nice beater car and some regular brembos for that much money! Is there any noticeable advantage when using the ceramic brakes? I would bet not, certainly not worth that much more money than "regular" brembos. I thought the Porsche guys who track switch their ceramic rotors to steel?
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