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      11-19-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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8 Piston BBK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ksport-Super...bc8404&vxp=mtr

Was looking for BBK, and came across this one here,
It has a 400mm rotor, and 8 Piston Caliper
Does it fit into the stock 19 inch 220M wheel?
Is 8 piston a lot better than 6 piston?
This gigantic thing looks very cool and unique.
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I would stick with Brembo, Stoptech, Alcon, AP. I believe that the KSport stuff is Chinese.
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I would HIGHLY advise to stay away from KSport anything...made in China with very poor quality control, especially for brakes. Can you imagine them failing on a straightaway? ouch
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I echo the comments above. Brakes are not really complex but are probably the most important safety feature on your car. In addition I can almost guarantee 400mm rotors will not fit 19" wheels, let along 18". My Brembo 380mm rotors actually have some slight intermittent scraping on my wheels.
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An 8 piston caliper is overkill, but at the same time great! A 6 piston 380mm is what your looking for with a 19" wheel. Check out our Forge BBK's:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728733


Great pricing on them too!
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I echo the comments above. Brakes are not really complex but are probably the most important safety feature on your car. In addition I can almost guarantee 400mm rotors will not fit 19" wheels, let along 18". My Brembo 380mm rotors actually have some slight intermittent scraping on my wheels.
+1 - brakes are one area where you should NEVER "go cheap"!

Also, adding an 8-p caliper with 400 mm rotors will most likely significantly increase the front unsprung weight - something you don't want!

Stick with Brembo, AP, Alcon, PFC or ST if you actually need a BBK...
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The only reason to run an 8 piston bbk is to show off to people that don't know anything about brakes. The 6 piston stoptech and (4 I think) piston PFC rock. Stay far away from no name brakes.
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Don't be piston counter - just get a properly engineered kit from the proven names you know. Besides, you'll just feel inadequate when the 12 piston kit is released.

Swamp2 - how do you get intermittent rotor to wheel scraping? Your calipers would scrub way before your rotors.
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