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      12-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #12

Drives: 2011 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY

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Originally Posted by mlhj83 View Post
I will only change the caliper if it:
-uses a common shaped pad
-has a larger friction surface area than OEM
-has taken brake torque, balance and heat into account

I have a lot of practical reasons to not want a BBK that I shan't bore you with, but neither am I looking to upgrade the caliper just for cosmetic purposes. I'm happy with the performance of track pads with the OEM setup and don't need the additional thermal capacity of a BBK as I don't tend to do more than 10-15mins of hard driving each time I go out on track. But I do like the benefits of a properly engineered fixed caliper over a sliding one.
I can appreciate that. I am at a bit of a disadvantage not being in the loop on the original thread and what the benefits are between a fixed and this sliding caliper.