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02-25-2003, 08:50 PM
Just noticed this a the StopTech sight.

02-25-2003, 08:51 PM
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02-25-2003, 08:53 PM
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2001 M Coupe
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02-25-2003, 09:11 PM
Talking about and admiring other cars in comparison is good too..

But you got to draw the line at tech talking other cars in the M3 forum. Take it to the "house of import plastic" forum. They got to have one somewhere.

almost 4 inches shorter ! (out of 165 ft)JM
02-25-2003, 09:39 PM
I am not a Brembo apologist, the opposite in fact, but even looking at average stop (where the probably superior stoptech pads would help), with a bigger rotor the stop is not even two feet shorter. I would really hope for better.
No offense to them , but that test showed me how good the stock Brembo kit is. I would like to see the exact same test with the same compound brake pads. I really can't believe someone could call it a "comparison" with such a wild card.

02-25-2003, 10:18 PM
They usually don't reduce stopping distances. That's more a function of the car's weight balance and the contact patch of the tires.

The fact that the tests were at different times of the day makes me wonder. Road temp can make a big difference in tire grip.

02-25-2003, 10:34 PM
Pretty sure that's Eisenhower's plane...

02-25-2003, 10:40 PM
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02-25-2003, 11:05 PM
about 5 months ago Car and Driver had a nice write up (and a scientific test) of brake upgrades. They found that stopping distance (before any fade set in) was a function of the tires.

So yes, stock brakes will stop you almost as soon as monster brakes on the first try. It's that 10th turn on the road course from 90 mph where you will notice the difference.

Think about it, locked up brakes (or under full ABS) are locked up. No bigger pad with lock them anymore, stopped is stopped (in regards to the wheels turning).

02-26-2003, 04:48 AM
articles....which I read...and as i remember correctly...the big brake kits did stop the car sooner even on the first try....

i know first hand, that more friction area slows down the car initally faster....but you are right lock up is the track...from 140 down to 60 mph turn....with bigger system...braking points shifted dramatically over stock....

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