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      11-13-2019, 12:30 AM   #133
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I finally got around to installing them (took them to my local guy), so thought I'd share my experience.

As I previously mentioned, the quality of paint, logo, machining work and even the shipping box is amazing.

So...how do they perform?

I'm running PowerStop carbon ceramic pads, basically low dust and so-so performance pads. Before bedding in the pads, the stopping power was terrible (as expected pre-bedin). After bedding-in the pads, they are amazing. The people who chose more aggressive pads must be throwing their face into the steering wheel at every stoplight. jk

How did the feel change?

The brakes stop extremely well and it's quite obvious where the engagement point is (when depressing the pedal slightly), because you can feel the car's strong urge to stop. One difference is the pedal goes down a few mm more when you stomp on the brakes. A trade-off I'd be happy to make with the substantial increase in stopping power. The brakes still perform as expected, just much better.

However, there is a drawback, just for my circumstance... I always drive in D5 mode, where the DCT gear selection is aggressive. With the stock brakes, when you stop aggressively, the DCT revmatch downshifts. Well, these upgraded brakes stop much better than stock so the car thinks you're aggressively braking and the DCT rev matches downshifts for you. Solution is step on the pedal more gradually, drive in < D5 mode or drive in manual mode. Just something I thought I'd mention.

I really hope you guys get your parts soon and get to enjoy them!!!
Jsl the brakes look great. What are you running in the rear! Are the oem f80 rear caliper, if yes were did you get the bracket to mount them
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      11-13-2019, 01:07 AM   #134
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Jsl the brakes look great. What are you running in the rear! Are the oem f80 rear caliper, if yes were did you get the bracket to mount them
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They are OEM F8x rear calipers with F8x rear rotors (370mm)

No brackets needed, just use two washers on each bolt to get it centered.

The washer size is M12, you will need 8 washers. Make sure you use washers that won't rust!

See picture. Credit to Nostra, I downloaded the picture from his post.

You're probably wondering what about the F8x front calipers? Way more involved than just 8 washers. You need new bolts and the front spindle from the F8x chassis. Not a easy bolt-on.
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      11-13-2019, 10:55 AM   #135
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We digress a bit, but I came across this post regarding a comparison between BBK's:

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061808

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We digress a bit, but I came across this post regarding a comparison between BBK's:

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061808
yeah some of the kits had exxy Pagid pads, you can see the brembo pads had been heat affected also (indicating they were perhaps more of a street based compound?)

It'd be like road testing cars are on budget tyres vs cars shod with say Cup 2's..
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I just realized we had a lot of information in the "Sponsor's F/S Thread" that's now closed. I posted a whole list of brake pads that fit the 6P calipers with 380mm rotors. Now that list is lost...

Does anyone know the size for Pagid pads? I think there was a RSL29 pad that fits, just don't know how to find it.
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      11-16-2019, 07:43 AM   #138
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I just realized we had a lot of information in the "Sponsor's F/S Thread" that's now closed. I posted a whole list of brake pads that fit the 6P calipers with 380mm rotors. Now that list is lost...

Does anyone know the size for Pagid pads? I think there was a RSL29 pad that fits, just don't know how to find it.

Stock e9x M3 rotor - pad size 8081. The other is use a specific car like the 2015 Camaro ZL1 front pads. I put G loc R16 on mine and they are awesome!


Using F8x larger rotor - pad size 8083. I couldn’t find much of anything that is track appropriate.
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