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      07-06-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Talking Msport Brakes Vs. Stock BMW Brakes

Has anyone had any experience with both brakes? Did the Msport brakes really do a better job at stopping? Did they fade less?

Any specs on each, ie stopping distance?

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.... but you will never have a fair answer, its like asking which is better between LED or Xenons
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      07-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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They're supposed to be be more fade resistant, looks alone warrant the 600 euro option though :-) There is a big difference between the M sport brakes and true bigh brake motorsport kits, the M sport brakes still have tiny brake pads, nothing like the big pads in true motorsport big brake kits.
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It's more cosmetic then anything else. You won't feel a difference in day to day driving.
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No brainer upgrade for $600, you'd realize the difference pretty quick if you took the car to a track day.

source: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...87&postcount=6
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Dumb question...

I got a 2013 335i M-Sport, and the breaks are really large, how different are they from the 2014 base & $600 option?
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The M Sport brakes are absolutely a better braking system than the standard system.

Questions like: Do you need it... Is it worth it... Are subjective.

I'll add the M Sport brakes are the one thing about my car that everyone complements. For $650 it's a no-brainer for me.
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Dumb question...

I got a 2013 335i M-Sport, and the breaks are really large, how different are they from the 2014 base & $600 option?
IIRC, the M Sport brake front calipers are the same as the stock calipers on the 335i (except for the paint); the rotors, however, are larger on the M Sport brakes. The M Sport brake option upgrades both the calipers and rotors in the rear.

(Net is that on a 335i the M Sport brakes are identical to the M Performance brakes, except for the dimpled rotors.)
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Dumb question...

I got a 2013 335i M-Sport, and the breaks are really large, how different are they from the 2014 base & $600 option?
IIRC, the M Sport brake front calipers are the same as the stock calipers on the 335i (except for the paint); the rotors, however, are larger on the M Sport brakes. The M Sport brake option upgrades both the calipers and rotors in the rear.

(Net is that on a 335i the M Sport brakes are identical to the M Performance brakes, except for the dimpled rotors.)
Thank you for the clarification
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To add. the rears on the m sport are pots compared to the stock are not. The looks alone justify the price. Keep in mind that you cannot fit 17s over the fronts m sport. So if you are looking for winter setup you will need 18s.
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if you order m-sport brakes - are they covered for free replacement under the warranty period?
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Dumb question...

I got a 2013 335i M-Sport, and the breaks are really large, how different are they from the 2014 base & $600 option?
I guess the 2013 standard m sport brakes were not printed with BMW on them. Weird.

Or maybe only 435I has the BMW on the standard M sport brakes.

Anyone know?
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if you order m-sport brakes - are they covered for free replacement under the warranty period?
Yes. CBS called for front brakes, they ended up putting new pads in all four corners.
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Dumb question...

I got a 2013 335i M-Sport, and the breaks are really large, how different are they from the 2014 base & $600 option?
Here's info I saved from an earlier thread, sorry I don't recall the author:

Original Brakes on "high power" models (335i)
Front rotor: 340mm brake rotor with 4 piston caliper
Rear rotor: 330mm brake rotor with 1 piston caliper

Original Brakes on "low power" models (320i/328i)
Front rotor: 312mm brake rotor with 1 piston caliper
Rear rotor: 300mm brake rotor with 1 piston caliper

M-Sport Brake Option (2NH) (Blue M calipers)
Front rotor: 370mm Brake Rotor with 4 pistons (for on "high power" models)
Front rotor: 340mm Brake Caliper with 4 pistons (for "low power" models)
Rear rotor: 345mm Brake Caliper with 2 pistons (on all models)

M-Performance Brake Kit (Yellow, Orange or Red M calipers)
For a "high power" car (all that have 4 piston front brake calipers as factory standard):
Sizes are the same as M-Sport 2NH option but all rotors are dimpled and slotted

For a "low power" car (all that have 1 piston front brake calipers as factory standard):
370mm front rotors, 345mm rear rotors - all dimpled and slotted
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Here's info I saved from an earlier thread, sorry I don't recall the author:
This post by oceanview is great and clarifies the different brake options: f30.bimmerpost.com
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.... but you will never have a fair answer, its like asking which is better between LED or Xenons
Ok I heard the LEDs don't throw the light as far?
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Thanks gentlemen for your replies, it does help a lot!!
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wait, if i order m-performance brakes during my initial purchase. When it's time for rotor replacement, they will replace with m-performance rotors as well????

holy shit that's the deal of a lifetime if that's true.
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Yeah they will.


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wait, if i order m-performance brakes during my initial purchase. When it's time for rotor replacement, they will replace with m-performance rotors as well????

holy shit that's the deal of a lifetime if that's true.
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I just replied to this on another thread, but I would say that it's worth it for the cosmetics but don't expect a huge increase in performance even on track. I had our car on the ring with the factory brakes and now have the M Performance brakes that I just bedded in yesterday. The difference is not huge in absolute braking performance. Fade - possibly. The M Performance brakes still faded by about the 8th hard stop while bedding in, which is to be expected. But as others have said, for $650, it's worthwhile if only for cosmetics.

The brake pads are even the same shape and size so the rotor sweep area is the same, even though it scrubs the rotor farther away from the hub.
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Ok I heard the LEDs don't throw the light as far?
It goes just as far, but it's slower.
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Has anyone looked at the braking benefits of the larger rotor in relation to rotating mass added?
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