E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Suspension | Brakes | Chassis > Recommendations on brake upgrade for slotted rotors & calipers



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
panzer948
First Lieutenant
panzer948's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
325
Posts

 
Drives: F82 M4 on ED Order, E92 335i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charlotte, N.C.

iTrader: (0)

Recommendations on brake upgrade for slotted rotors & calipers

Brakes/rotors are getting worn so I was thinking about doing an upgrade and putting slotted rotors with maybe new brake calipers possibly with a black finish to match my black 2007 335i. I have new 19" rims that really show off the brakes. I occasionally track the car and do some spirited driving. But I realize the upgrade maybe more for looks. I just don't want to cheapen the car with some fake caliper covers or cheap calipers. But don't want to break the bank either. Any recommendations out there for slotted rotors with new black calipers? I have heard of some people just getting the stock rotors painted at a body shop. Not sure about that either. I see a lot of red calipers but not sure how I would like the look.

Thanks,
__________________
ED Trip - Jan. 2007: BS E92 335i
ED Trip Planned - April 2015: SO F82 M4



My ED Trip Report Short Video of ED
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
Eric@e2design
United_States
2
Rep
169
Posts

 
Drives: Supercharged E46 M3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Santa Ana, CA

iTrader: (1)

Search BBK in http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=203
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
kevin@bavarianx
Banned
United_States
12
Rep
812
Posts

 
Drives: E36 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brea, CA

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to kevin@bavarianx
You can go with Stoptech slotted rotors and a pad that will fit your choice of spirited driving and occasional track days. The rotors will already come with a black hub so there will be no need to go to a paint shop to get it painted.

As for the calipers, you can clean them and then paint them using G2 caliper paint if you are up to the task.
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
panzer948
First Lieutenant
panzer948's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
325
Posts

 
Drives: F82 M4 on ED Order, E92 335i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charlotte, N.C.

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the info. I'll check into that. So are you saying go with my stock calipers and use Stoptech pads or buy Stoptech calipers and clean/paint them. I would think if they are new their wouldn't be to much to clean. Sorry for such newbie questions but never upgraded brakes in any of my cars.
__________________
ED Trip - Jan. 2007: BS E92 335i
ED Trip Planned - April 2015: SO F82 M4



My ED Trip Report Short Video of ED
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
kevin@bavarianx
Banned
United_States
12
Rep
812
Posts

 
Drives: E36 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brea, CA

iTrader: (3)

Send a message via AIM to kevin@bavarianx
Quote:
Originally Posted by panzer948 View Post
Thanks for the info. I'll check into that. So are you saying go with my stock calipers and use Stoptech pads or buy Stoptech calipers and clean/paint them. I would think if they are new their wouldn't be to much to clean. Sorry for such newbie questions but never upgraded brakes in any of my cars.
I am saying stick to your stock caliper set up and get a nice replacement set of Stoptech rotors and pads. You can clean your stock calipers and paint them yourself.
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
brianexeas
Captain
brianexeas's Avatar
10
Rep
633
Posts

 
Drives: Voltex Widebody Evo
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (1)

Sticking to your stock calipers would be the most cost effective method for this. Slotted rotors and some good brake pads such as the Cool Carbons will be a great performance increase while being cost effective. It will also look cool, of course!
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
EYE4SPEED
Ex-Quattro Driver
EYE4SPEED's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
1,987
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335d M-Sport LCI
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Coast... of Michigan

iTrader: (22)

Is it possible to go with just aftermarket calipers and the correct size rotor?

Example: Stoptech 6piston calipers plus the correct size rotor from XYZ company?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
DaFish
2008 335i E92, Almost full mods
Canada
23
Rep
1,077
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i E92, Procede V5
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 335i Coupe  [3.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by EYE4SPEED View Post
Is it possible to go with just aftermarket calipers and the correct size rotor?

Example: Stoptech 6piston calipers plus the correct size rotor from XYZ company?
I couldn't find after market calipers that were NOT in a BBK... you need the BBK if you want calipers because the rotors have to match them.

I am doing Stoptech slotted rotors and pads with stainless lines and 600 fluid. Unless you are tracking all the time, I am told this will be fine - or good enough....
__________________
2008 335i E92 Black, Procede Rev 2.5 (11-1 map), BMS DCI, AR Catless DPs, AMS FMIC, Procede PWM Meth, Forge DVs, CDV delete, 230s w/ 235/265 Michelin PSS, Dinan S3 susp w/ front/rear M3 arms (4), Wavetrac LSD, Subframe bushings, Dinan Rear Sway, Rogue toe arms, Stoptech Slotted rotors, Stoptech Street pads w/ steel lines
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST