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      02-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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OEM-looking performance brake/caliper upgrades & alernatives

I've done a fair amount of homework here, and it seems so far the options are:

1. e90/e92 performance brakes (downgrade - 338mm vs. stock 348mm for 335i)
2. e80 (135i) performance brakes (downgrade - also 338mm)
3. wait to see if F30 brakes can be retrofitted.

Have considered aftermarket (stoptech/brembo), but don't like the idea of having to buy their rotors indefinitely. Plus I HATE the idea of paying up the wazoo to advertise their product on my calipers. I'd be happier if they said nothing. It just gives a cheap look to the car, so I've pretty much crossed off this option

Curious if anything has found any better alternatives that I'm missing here?
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3. Is being looked into ..just a heads up someone will have to be the guinea pig for the process (I am grabbing pricing for some people)
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I've done a fair amount of homework here, and it seems so far the options are:

1. e90/e92 performance brakes (downgrade - 338mm vs. stock 348mm for 335i)
2. e80 (135i) performance brakes (downgrade - also 338mm)
3. wait to see if F30 brakes can be retrofitted.

Have considered aftermarket (stoptech/brembo), but don't like the idea of having to buy their rotors indefinitely. Plus I HATE the idea of paying up the wazoo to advertise their product on my calipers. I'd be happier if they said nothing. It just gives a cheap look to the car, so I've pretty much crossed off this option

Curious if anything has found any better alternatives that I'm missing here?
Have you looked into the Racing Brake two-piece front rotors? Upgrade your pads and brake lines and you are done.
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      02-12-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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OEM front rotor alternative: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=rotors
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