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      02-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Drives: 328i Sport Line, 6MT, RWD
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Location: Chicago, IL.

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Brake Performance Question Only: OEM v. M-Sport Or M-Performance

I am considering upgrading my brake system on my 328i Sport Line for DD and advanced track use. I know there have been many threads discussing the M-Sport and M-Performance brakes in terms of price, appearance, and fitment. I would like to limit this post to just performance differences compared to oem brakes or other BBK systems. Specifically, how do they feel and perform on the street compared to the oem system or other BBKs. For those who have tracking experience, how do they perform on the track?

I don't think we can assume the M-Sport or M-Performance are automatically a big upgrade from stock. I have read mixed reviews on those who have upgraded to these brakes, which include some complaints of poor pedal feel compared to the oem brakes. Also, people with the BMW 135 had problems / complaints with their oem BMW/brembo equiped brakes--at least in terms of brake fade on track. The BMW M-Performance brakes, front and rear, for the F30 can be purchased for 2K--which seems like a steal. After all, Stop Tech ST-40 (6-Piston) and Brembo GT (6-Piston) brakes systems start at 3K for the fronts only. That makes me wonder whether the M-Sport or M-Performance brakes are really a big perfomance upgrade? I would truly appreciate thoughts or advice from those who have experience on this topic.

Thank you in advance...
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Last edited by JMK007; 02-05-2013 at 06:29 AM.