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      05-03-2015, 04:28 AM   #1
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Big Brake Kit Options?

335i N54 E92 platform.

Worth doing or just a waste of time?
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      05-03-2015, 04:59 AM   #2
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I think the 335 brakes are big enough. But they do suffer from fade. This can be fixed with decent pads. No matter what I do, I cannot get my EBC combo to fade on the road.

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Depends on how you drive your car and why you think you want a bbk (looks, real performance, etc)

Provide more info please.
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A mix of both tbh!
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Still need more info :-)

How do you drive your car. Do you track? How often? Is the cost worth just the looks if you don't track (bc they are overkill from a performance perspective unless you do).

If it's for looks then only you can answer the is-it-worth-it calculus.
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I think Ramondo the std items are OK if anything they may lack feel due to single piston design, therefore they can for some ideally lack in the clamping force department, but discs side really unless your pushing then you'd have to question the need. If the calliper were a 4 pot affiar I think the std set up would be more than up to the task. Even M3's lack the multipiston design only the F series seems to of addressed this issue.

There's a fair bit of debate re pad material something on my next disc/pad change I may well explore plus you've got the subject of brake lines as well for the beter pedal feel effect it seems a pad change away from OEM if chosen carefully may hold the answer for many including perhaps myself.

But on the subject of BBK's they do look smart can't deny that, StopTech's, Brembo's, AP's and alike are a small fortune you can go cheaper and get K-Sport items for instance but its all money all depends on how you set your stall out re requirments.
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the thing that gets me with BBK is that there are lots out there but not many that are actually bigger than the standard 335i front calipers. If I ever went BBK they would need to be the same size or bigger!

As for performance increase, pads and braided lines alone could yield HUGE improvements if you get the right stuff!
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the thing that gets me with BBK is that there are lots out there but not many that are actually bigger than the standard 335i front calipers. If I ever went BBK they would need to be the same size or bigger!

As for performance increase, pads and braided lines alone could yield HUGE improvements if you get the right stuff!
Yeah the 348s are pretty big! 380s are .
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