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      04-23-2013, 06:00 AM   #155
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Bbk for sale. Return of complete kit not approved. What a shocker.

wow........ shocking Customer service!!
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      04-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #156
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Why don't you just wait until we see what they come up with? Obviously there has been a lot of talk about what was going to happen. Time will tell what they come out with.
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      04-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #157
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WOW - pathetic customer service by Racing Brake. Refund-no refund-refund-no refund - absolute joke . This type of service is an extremely quick way to lose many potential new customers but I guess they must not need new customers...
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should have just gone with Brembo.
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      04-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #159
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should have just gone with Brembo.
That's exactly what I ended up doing ;( expensive lesson
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      06-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #160
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I just wanted to update everyone about these brakes, because I did some racing on their track pads. The entire setup worked just like you would expect. Great braking through out the day, with extremely little brake fade at extreme temps. There was a fair bit of dust, but nothing terrible and it cleaned right up. The pedal feedback was great, much better than stock modulation.

All and all I'm very happy with the setup!
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I just wanted to update everyone about these brakes, because I did some racing on their track pads. The entire setup worked just like you would expect. Great braking through out the day, with extremely little brake fade at extreme temps. There was a fair bit of dust, but nothing terrible and it cleaned right up. The pedal feedback was great, much better than stock modulation.

All and all I'm very happy with the setup!
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      06-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #162
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Product not worth the money. I upgraded to racing brskes bbk and then to brembos and I will tell you the difference between stoping power and pedal feel is huge. The racing brake setup seemed good AT the time, much Better than oem but compared to a real 6 pot caliper bbk racing brake is far inferior. The stopping power of brembos compared to RB is unmistakably noticable. At high speeds racing brake setup would cause a vibration and the pedal did not provide much braking confidence as it did at low speed braking but when switched with brembos confidence is regained at speeds of 50 mph to 200mph Yes i have tried it. I have test drove a car with stoptech bbk front and rear and I have to say if anyone is looking for a budget kit stoptech is the way to go. I have seem stoptech kits listed as low as 4700 shipped. Reach out to vivid racing as they have greats deals at times. This is where it gets tricky. How can racing brake product an inferior product ( yes by my standards) and charge more money then the leading competitor. With stoptech Brembos ap racing 6 pot front and 4 pot rear caliper design is standard where RB is convinced that a 4 pot caliper is more then enough to provide the proper braking power both on and off track- guess what racing brake it's not. Another annoying factor was the brake squeal at low speeds with street pads. I was assured by RB that all street performance pads do this. My Brembos don't. Anyways. I just wanted to drop a quick review of my DRIVING experience between racing brake,Brembos and stoptechs. In regards to RB customer service and money back guarantee stated on their website IS non existent.
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      06-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #163
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Chriskm. If i was you i would demolish the rb kit and send it back to their front door with a thank you note LOL.
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      06-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #164
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Man I wish we had places here in the states I could take my M3 up to 200mph! Since the fastest track I ever go to is about 140ish +/-, maybe 150ish (but I stop looking down at that speed!), the RB 4 pot calipers and track pads are more than enough.
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      11-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #165
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This is the second time you mentioned time frame. I am aware of issues and possible delays when developing a new kit. Maybe you should reread the messeges again. The issue for me is Not the time frame. The issue for me is that I was promised same caliper for the rear as the front. And mid production it is switched to a 2 pot caliper. How is this not an obvious issue!! The reason why I bought this kit is because of the exposure on this thread started by the op.
Prior to this posting I had no idea who they were. If I am not mistaken I am the first and only customer that was gained by this posting. Why should I vary my expectations of the product when I was told differently upon time of purchase.
And NO. I am not referring to time line of production completion.
You do not understand that creditibility is earned not assumed. And as you can see its easily demaged buy empty promises.
Stalker once said he was amazed by how quickly the facts of questionable quality were quickly redirected to benefits of additional weight saving. Now I can see what he meant.
In regards to my part out- am I only intitled to a complete advertised product only if I decide to keep their product ? Or is it the principal.
Why is it that robm gets what he paid for and I do not have that option.
For BMWs with huge front brake bias, it is more efficient to use a 2pot when combined with a 4 pot as it will give you better modulation and feel (that's why other manufacturers uses 6pot 4pot). if you want a 4 pot in the rear, that just shows that you care only about looks and you should just get a normal stoptech kit.

RobMcoupe got what he wanted because racingbrake had a 4pot rear designed for the Z4M and they were ameliorating the design to a 2pot. for your platform, no rear kit is designed, so you don't get that option.

You are driving away customers of Racingbrake because of your inability to be patient and let racingbrake give you the best solution possible for your car.

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Comparing a front only RB kit with 4 corner brembo kit with bad experience with RB is a biased opinion. I can have you talk to some people that are able to compare between performance friction kits and Racingbrakes kits and know for a fact that bremo, stoptech regular kits are below RB kits in terms some important aspects (like reliability, performance, endurance, driveability, etc ...)
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      12-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #166
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For BMWs with huge front brake bias, it is more efficient to use a 2pot when combined with a 4 pot as it will give you better modulation and feel (that's why other manufacturers uses 6pot 4pot). if you want a 4 pot in the rear, that just shows that you care only about looks and you should just get a normal stoptech kit.

RobMcoupe got what he wanted because racingbrake had a 4pot rear designed for the Z4M and they were ameliorating the design to a 2pot. for your platform, no rear kit is designed, so you don't get that option.

You are driving away customers of Racingbrake because of your inability to be patient and let racingbrake give you the best solution possible for your car.

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Comparing a front only RB kit with 4 corner brembo kit with bad experience with RB is a biased opinion. I can have you talk to some people that are able to compare between performance friction kits and Racingbrakes kits and know for a fact that bremo, stoptech regular kits are below RB kits in terms some important aspects (like reliability, performance, endurance, driveability, etc ...)
Ok. Got it. Thank you. I'm that case. I will order two more sets tmrw
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Man I wish we had places here in the states I could take my M3 up to 200mph! Since the fastest track I ever go to is about 140ish +/-, maybe 150ish (but I stop looking down at that speed!), the RB 4 pot calipers and track pads are more than enough.
Yes. Pads are they key. Ss lines and good race pads and ur set with the oem setup. Rb has great racing pads. I agree
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Product not worth the money. I upgraded to racing brskes bbk and then to brembos and I will tell you the difference between stoping power and pedal feel is huge. The racing brake setup seemed good AT the time, much Better than oem but compared to a real 6 pot caliper bbk racing brake is far inferior. The stopping power of brembos compared to RB is unmistakably noticable. At high speeds racing brake setup would cause a vibration and the pedal did not provide much braking confidence as it did at low speed braking but when switched with brembos confidence is regained at speeds of 50 mph to 200mph Yes i have tried it. I have test drove a car with stoptech bbk front and rear and I have to say if anyone is looking for a budget kit stoptech is the way to go. I have seem stoptech kits listed as low as 4700 shipped. Reach out to vivid racing as they have greats deals at times. This is where it gets tricky. How can racing brake product an inferior product ( yes by my standards) and charge more money then the leading competitor. With stoptech Brembos ap racing 6 pot front and 4 pot rear caliper design is standard where RB is convinced that a 4 pot caliper is more then enough to provide the proper braking power both on and off track- guess what racing brake it's not. Another annoying factor was the brake squeal at low speeds with street pads. I was assured by RB that all street performance pads do this. My Brembos don't. Anyways. I just wanted to drop a quick review of my DRIVING experience between racing brake,Brembos and stoptechs. In regards to RB customer service and money back guarantee stated on their website IS non existent.
Agreed...

In my previous car I learned the hard way as well.

Had complete brake failure with the RB setup twice.

Once on the track where I attributed it to overheated pads causing complete brake failure going into a turn... Luckily there was a long run out.

Another on the track where brake fluid was boiling out of the bleeder screws.

And again on the street where fluid quickly leaked out of the crossover tubes... Crossover tubes that are never touched just decided to come loose leading to complete brake failure on the freeway.

If you think that was an isolated incident I know other people who had the same thing happen with the crossover tubes... Luckily they bought theirs via amazon and returned using amazons return policy where as I was sol.

Anyhow I fixed the problem at the time by getting a Stoptech trophy kit... And even with just the street pads that setup was much better at the track, stood up to more abuse... And never resulted in leaking fluid, loose crossover tubes, and brake failure on the track.
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      12-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #169
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Agreed...

In my previous car I learned the hard way as well.

Had complete brake failure with the RB setup twice.

Once on the track where I attributed it to overheated pads causing complete brake failure going into a turn... Luckily there was a long run out.

Another on the track where brake fluid was boiling out of the bleeder screws.

And again on the street where fluid quickly leaked out of the crossover tubes... Crossover tubes that are never touched just decided to come loose leading to complete brake failure on the freeway.

If you think that was an isolated incident I know other people who had the same thing happen with the crossover tubes... Luckily they bought theirs via amazon and returned using amazons return policy where as I was sol.

Anyhow I fixed the problem at the time by getting a Stoptech trophy kit... And even with just the street pads that setup was much better at the track, stood up to more abuse... And never resulted in leaking fluid, loose crossover tubes, and brake failure on the track.
Do you have any pictures? I'd like to see the failure that happened

i'm in the market for an RB setup and i would like to gather as much information as possible before spending that amount of cash
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