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Old 05-12-2012, 07:57 PM
sleedawg sleedawg is offline
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Originally Posted by Elk View Post
I'm sorry I offended you. There is no need to be insulting.

I am surprised however as I merely disagreed; neither ridiculing your opinions, nor disparaging your experience.

In any event, I feel comfortable you do not want any further exposition as to why I personally would not put Alcon brakes on any of my track cars over a number of other options.

Good luck swapping your calipers. Please post the specifics of your project if you complete it.
No offense taken. Text can be read with different intonations. I wasn't ridiculing you or arguing. I'm just saying... I yield (third time). No more. I apologize if you read it as insulting.

Next time I'm out in the mid-west, let me buy you a beer or scotch or whatever you're drinking.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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Moar pics of those Forgelines PLEASE...
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:57 AM
4thBMW 4thBMW is offline
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Best brake upgrade?

Let us not forget that racing teams have sponsors and do use the best....that pays the most. BMW is getting into this mix with many others only to offer a "private lable." I did put on a similar kit, however, with a smaller rim and rotor size on my 1966 E-Type roadster which already had modified front brakes / solid discs. It's the Willwood Dynalite 4-piston alloy caliper with the drilled, vented discs. I'm using Porterfield's 'vintage racing' compound up front that is up to full OT at 200 deg.F. It's like throwing an anchor out the rear of the car. Massive bite. I do not like the drilled rotors as they are way too noisy even if for practical purposes relieves gas. pads? Dust and squeal. The point of *this* application was to cool the ft. brakes better, which they do and add more response. I'm limited by ft. tire footprint vs. my brake peddle. On my E39 I am switching to StopTech 309. XXXX pads from dusty stock pads, hopefully for better fade resistance. Lets see if that progresses into bigger calipers.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:00 AM
4thBMW 4thBMW is offline
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BTW, afterthough..

I did for a year have a like new, 1200 mi. 1991 M5. Best brakes, balance of a street car of that weight that I can recall. All from the factory.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:45 AM
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Anyone know how much a dealer would charge to have these puppies installed?
2015 335i Sportline | Driver assist| HK | NAV | Premium | Heated Front seats |8-Speed Auto.

2014 X3 35i Dynamic Handling Package| Cold Weather Package | NAV | Premium hi-fi system | Driver Assistance Package.

2013 335i Sportline | M-adaptive | HK | NAV | PDC | Heated Front seats |6-speed MT. GONE Great car, zero issues

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