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      03-10-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Blue M Sport Brakes

I've been searching for hours.. But couldn't find anything... Does anyone know where to get the optional upgrade blue "M Sport" brakes (calipers?) I don't really like the M performance one cuz the colors...Why aren't they offering Blue???
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      03-10-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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These come from the factory as an option on non-US cars lol. Here in Canada, I got them for an extra $300.
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      03-10-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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These come from the factory as an option on non-US cars lol. Here in Canada, I got them for an extra $300.
For MY2014 you can get them here with M-Sport package (FINALLY) for $650.
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      03-10-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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Why not buy A.P. Racing or StopTech. Both supply blue colors!?!
BMW's are just blue and don't really make a difference.
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      03-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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As every other BMW part, they also have a part number and can be ordered as "repair" part. Just because it's not factory installed doesn't mean you can't order that and have that installed.
The Blue once for the 328i should be:
Left front = 34 11 6 799 469
Right front = 34 11 6 799 470
Left back = 34 21 6 799 461
Right back = 34 21 6 799 462
(as far as I could see)
Natrurally additional other parts are needed. But your dealer would know.
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      03-10-2014, 05:24 PM   #6
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Wish I could have got them for mine, but I'm planning on upgrading to the red M Performance ones later. I do like that they should stand out more than the blue.
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      03-11-2014, 01:10 AM   #7
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.... I do like that they should stand out more than the blue.
Red is not bad too! Just that I'm EBII, the blue Caliper pairs up really well together lol
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      03-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #8
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Anyone know if these are lighter than the regular 335 brakes?
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      03-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #9
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Why not buy A.P. Racing or StopTech. Both supply blue colors!?!
BMW's are just blue and don't really make a difference.
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Because one is a $650 factory option and the other is an aftermarket $4K+ setup? Just a thought.
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      03-24-2014, 07:17 PM   #10
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I read a couple of reviews that found little to no difference in performance to stock brakes.

Why not spend the money on Brembos?
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      03-24-2014, 10:12 PM   #11
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I read a couple of reviews that found little to no difference in performance to stock brakes.

Why not spend the money on Brembos?
Which reviews and in what scenario are they reviewing the brakes for? In daily driving, I would imagine that it would not matter but I'm wondering about the value of a $650 option vs having to spend > $2000 on an aftermarket setup if need be for the track.
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      03-24-2014, 10:48 PM   #12
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Have them on our 435Xi and have been searching for ceramic pads that fit with no luck. They do stop very well but boy, do they generate a lot of dust!
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      03-25-2014, 12:42 AM   #13
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I read a couple of reviews that found little to no difference in performance to stock brakes.

Why not spend the money on Brembos?
lol, i can make a real life review, in terms of stopping power and feel they feel identical as stock 335 brakes, as they are both 4piston brembos up front. but the msport one creates a lot more brake dust. when it comes to on track performance that is where it shines, the stock 335 brakes tends to overheat after 2-3 laps of lapping. for the msport brakes it didnt overheat.
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Because one is a $650 factory option and the other is an aftermarket $4K+ setup? Just a thought.
Why pay 650$ for blue paint
I have tried a car with these for comparison and I could not figure out any difference.
You also wan't your girl to look and perform her best
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      03-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #15
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Why pay 650$ for blue paint
I have tried a car with these for comparison and I could not figure out any difference.
You also wan't your girl to look and perform her best
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$650 gets you more than blue paint. The optional M Sport brakes are the same as the $2700+ M Performance brakes BMW sells minus the slots and dimples in the rotors. Same diameter/thickness. Same Calipers. Same pads. Same manufacturer: Brembo. Front and rear.

Of course these brakes won't be suited for serious track use, but even not many high-performance car's OEM brakes are.
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      03-25-2014, 01:24 PM   #16
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Why pay 650$ for blue paint
I have tried a car with these for comparison and I could not figure out any difference.
You also wan't your girl to look and perform her best
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You won't notice any difference in clamping force (60-0 or 100-0 times) in a 335/435 with these vs the standard brakes but they will be much more resistant to fade.
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      03-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #17
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I read a couple of reviews that found little to no difference in performance to stock brakes.

Why not spend the money on Brembos?
First of all, the standard 4-piston fixed front calipers on the F30 335i are made by Brembo for BMW.

Second, the M Performance Brake Kit is entirely made by Brembo for BMW. The kit consists of Brembo 4-piston fixed front calipers and Brembo 2-piston fixed rear calipers.

When I had my F30 M Sport 335i, I upgraded to the M Performance Brakes.

When you get a Sport or M Sport F30 335i, the car comes with fixed 4-piston Brembo calipers up front (non-painted) and single-piston sliding rear calipers at the back (Base and Luxury 335i cars might have them too but I only mentioned what I was certain of). The standard rotors have no drilling or slotting present.

When you upgrade to the M Performance Brakes, you get the same 4-piston fixed Brembo calipers up front (now painted in either red, yellow/gold, or orange), and the rear calipers are upgraded to 2-piston fixed Brembo calipers.

Furthermore, with the MPB, you get rotors with dimpling (partial drilling but not full cross-drilling) and slotting. These features both help with keeping the brakes cool by venting hot gasses away from the surface of the rotors.

During daily driving, the two different brake setups may feel similar. This is likely due to the fact that both setups have the same front calipers. In addition, while the M Performance rotors are dimpled and slotted, they are no bigger than the "standard" rotors.

As others have said, when tracking the car, the dimpling and slotting on the M Performance rotors, in conjunction with the larger rear calipers, will both help to mitigate brake fade.

Finally, the biggest difference I noticed between the standard brakes and M Performance Brakes was the pedal feel. With the latter, the pedal felt much less like an "on/off" switch. Instead, you could modulate the brake pedal and be more precise with how much speed you trimmed. In short, the pedal feel was more linear and progressive.

To those not used to BBKs, this may feel unusual because you may have to get deeper into the pedal to get more bite but trust me, as you do get deeper into the pedal, the bite is definitely there.
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Try the body shop?

I got the body shop at the dealership to paint my stock M-Sport brakes blue for $120. Got the look that I wanted, and, since it's the dealership's shop, they can paint your brakes any stock color you want! Valencia orange, Melbourne red, M-performance blue, Alpine white etc. Look into that if you're not crazy about spending more money on a BBK, which the M-Sports come with anyway.
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When you upgrade to the M Performance Brakes, you get the same 4-piston fixed Brembo calipers up front (now painted in either red, yellow/gold, or orange), and the rear calipers are upgraded to 2-piston fixed Brembo calipers.[/b]
I don't want to argue just for the sake of it, but isn't the front brake bigger ?
When you want to purchase a winter setup, they ask to see if you have the M Performance or not.
When you have the M Performance, you're not able to install 17" as a winter setup.

If it's not the case, I may be tempted to install M Performance brake after all...
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I don't want to argue just for the sake of it, but isn't the front brake bigger ?
When you want to purchase a winter setup, they ask to see if you have the M Performance or not.
When you have the M Performance, you're not able to install 17" as a winter setup.

If it's not the case, I may be tempted to install M Performance brake after all...
Correct. The $650 optional M Sport brakes are the same size front/rear as the $2000+ M Performance brake kit. Neither one will work with 17" front wheels.
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Wrong.
There are 2 versions of blue calipers.

34116799465 - left
34116799466 - right
SAME SIZE AS STANDARD 335i F30 - will work with 17" rim and up to 340mm rotor - used also in f20 series



34116799469 - left
34116799470 -right
SAME SIZE AS PERFORMANCE CALIPER - will work with 18" rim and up to 370mm rotor
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like that all blue
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