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Old 03-20-2013, 06:53 PM
occhis occhis is offline
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Originally Posted by Albo View Post
That does virtually nothing to address the "pluses" highlighted in my original post. The M5 system, while still effective , is just a bigger version of the OEM system.

If I'm going to updgrade the suspension, engine and interior, then I sure as **** want to get the best out of my brakes.

BTW...brakes that are "adequate" at 230hp are less so at 330hp (supercharger) and, if that LSX Swap ever happens, even less so at 400,500 or 600 hp (Maybe I'm day-dreaming there).

Like I said...Similar options exist for E36's and E46's. I just want the same option for the E39.
I am not debating the benefits of such an upgrade, but I question the relationship between hp and braking ability. It's a mass (weight) to speed ratio that determines the efficiency of the braking system. If one wants to stop a 4000 lb car going 100 mph, it doesn't matter how fast you arrived at 100 mph.
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