| Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Sep 19 2004, 09:18 AM |
I think a good question to ask your self... why are you stuck on Brembo... yes they made good stuff... I dont like their rotors.. but I love their calipers... If you look around enough there are plenty of great rotors out there... I have the Motorsport flooting rotors... they are great.. but thats just my own opinion... you can find these at ....
www.turnermotorsports.com They are not cheap.. but they do the job... it isnt very obvious how much money you have to spend... but there is a fine line between...
Med performance... less money... .
High performance... more money...
We are all faced with that same fact.. that if we had more money.. we would buy better stuff.. but TMS sells pretty much every good rotor out there...
I think they just stoped selling the Zimmerman.. which is a wonderful product it self.
Look around.. do some research on the forums.. you are bound to find tons of stuff...
Good questions 97alpine,
Admittitly it is a partially mis-informed decision. I don't know a whole lot regarding braking systems. (I was a mechanic in HS.... but we never did braking upgrades just replacement.)
I appreciate the links, but my budget does not encompass $4,000 braking systems.
Im looking for 3 things with braking system.
1. (upmost) Upgraded braking system to compliment the moddest increases in engine performance. Figure somewhere 30-40 ponies *crosses fingers http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/topic22055.html
2. Low Dust (my car only comes out 2 or 3 times a month and Im sick and tired of having to wash it just because the OEM brake pads feel like they need to shed so much dust with normal driving.
3. The Look.... Well it would be nice to have something sitting behind my new wheels.
I believe that I do not need to upgrade calipers to achieve the performance increase I need.... just discs and pads.... so I cannot increase the rotor diameter. I guess I could always paint the Caliper to help acheive the 'look'
Engine Modifications: $2500 http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/topic22055.html
Braking system: $350-$500
Tire/rim upgrade: 18" M-Pararrell replicas with fresh rubber- DONE
Upgraded Lighting (angel eyes etc etc) $600-800
Yes its a bit much of a budget, and if I spend a dime more I should kick myself in the ass for note taking a loan and getting an M3.
Armed with this information, can anyone make recommendations from experience?