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      01-02-2013, 11:51 PM   #22
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Drives: '11 E92 M3 DCT ZCP
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Originally Posted by M3PO View Post
I just went to the track for the first time and I ran full track pads and race fluid. Granted I am a noob so I am hard on the brakes but this track (Big Willow) is easy on the brakes and I was still overheating the rotors. So I think that upgrading the rotors is a necessity performance wise. I do think that this could be a good cosmetic mod because our brakes are very ugly.
Granted BBKs will perform better than OEM, but as stated in other threads, the OEM discs can take plenty of abuse with the right pads. Also, discs don't have a problem with getting too hot, unless it's to a temperature where they start becoming soft (which is very high!), but discs can get too hot for the pads and the rest of the brake system to work properly.

I've done about 26k miles and 5 track days (search mlhj83 on youtube) with my current OEM discs, and they are still going strong.