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      10-15-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Thank you BMW for awesome brakes!

Today, it almost happened again. This morning I had to get up early for a doctors appointment, I was pretty tired since I worked till about 1am and couldn't sleep till 3am.
I took the Autobahn instead of the fun curvy road, I didn't want to test my skills this morning. So I am on the offramp to work(everybody that has been on a german Autobahn knows that the offramps are 180degree turns). I usually take the turn at about 60mph but since I was feelin sluggish I was doin around 40mph.
Halfway into the turn I see an Autobahn grass cutting vehicle(bright orange can't miss them), drivin onto the highway. So i was distracted for a split second and in that moment it happened. All I seen was something big white coming my way in my lane. It was a big ass Semi truck, that passed the construction vehicle instead of just waiting a few seconds until the got on the Autobahn.
I was able to react pretty fast and slammed on my brakes, got to a stop about 5yards infront of the Semi. My heart was pounding and I wanted to scream at this douche, while he didnt even care and just kept on truckin.

This wasnt the first time my brakes saved my ass.

So BMW thank you for awesome brakes.
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      10-15-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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Glad you made it out of that ok. Could have been really bad.
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      10-15-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Glad you're ok!
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      10-15-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thx, yea Semi truck vs. 135i Convertible at 40mph= Bad JuJu for me.
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I am pretty impressed with them also.

Hopefully the maintenance program actually covers them

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      10-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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Remember to thank Brembo too.
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      10-15-2010, 03:29 PM   #7
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The breaks on the 128i are great too, was in traffic today and some idiot decided to pull in to the merge lane, effectively cutting me off and even in the pouring rain was able to avoid an accident. When I passed the minivan I noticed the lady was texting and driving...
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      10-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #8
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Brakes on the 128i is pretty good too, very sharp.

The 135i brakes must make you go backwards o_O
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      10-15-2010, 04:59 PM   #9
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These brakes saved my ass twice. Once in a round about I had the right of way and the jackass was on the phone and didn't yield. Second I had a green light for like 4-5 seconds and making a right hand turn, even though it was early in the morning it was a good thing I was paying attention cause this dumb female dog was texting and blew through the red light at like 45mph.

Anyways I agree I love these brakes. They might not be the best for tracking, but they get the job done on the street.
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      10-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #10
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Brakes on the 128i is pretty good too, very sharp.

The 135i brakes must make you go backwards o_O
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      10-15-2010, 06:37 PM   #11
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100% agree these breaks are great!! :-D
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6 piston FTW! Have had brembos on 2 other cars but haven't tested the 135's in the 3 weeks I've had her.
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      10-15-2010, 10:05 PM   #13
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these brakes are awesome.... till the piston seals start to crack on the track
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The brakes are Amazing on this car and they look GREAT... But I have 12k miles on my car and they are squealing like crazy... But BMW says thar everything is fine... what do you guys think..???
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The brakes are Amazing on this car and they look GREAT... But I have 12k miles on my car and they are squealing like crazy... But BMW says thar everything is fine... what do you guys think..???
My brakes squealed like crazy, I complained and got new pads. Now the squealing is gone. I think the squealing is just the general nature of the pads as they get more / more miles... perhaps your pads are glazed?
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      10-16-2010, 08:22 AM   #17
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Glad ur still with us Marcus!
Thx, you know how these roads and drivers are around here. Some of them just dont care.
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The brakes are Amazing on this car and they look GREAT... But I have 12k miles on my car and they are squealing like crazy... But BMW says thar everything is fine... what do you guys think..???
That's normal after a couple miles on them. They last pretty long and have pitbull bite but they are noisy, and filthy. Don't worry about them. As long as your sensors are working, the CBS alert will protect you. You should get them changed as soon as the CBS tells you there are 3500 miles or less on them though coz those miles drop superfast.
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My brakes squealed like crazy, I complained and got new pads. Now the squealing is gone. I think the squealing is just the general nature of the pads as they get more / more miles... perhaps your pads are glazed?
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That's normal after a couple miles on them. They last pretty long and have pitbull bite but they are noisy, and filthy. Don't worry about them. As long as your sensors are working, the CBS alert will protect you. You should get them changed as soon as the CBS tells you there are 3500 miles or less on them though coz those miles drop superfast.
Thanks guys.. They have work very well but the noise kills me...
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