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      05-13-2011, 05:43 AM   #23
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Have you guys looked at these?

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      05-13-2011, 08:23 AM   #24
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YES. But thanks for posting.. Ive seen alot of the same idea ofcourse.

The thing is all the ones commercially available are to be used with 3" hoses wrapping around your suspension and requiring cutting of wheel well to get to duct to the front grill opening.

The idea here is to be able to have a Daily driver answer that will make our weekend track days better for our brakes... Its a compromise, but I think after a little more work it will reap very good benefits for us Time Trialers / HPDE / club Event weekend warriors..
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      05-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #25
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^^ I've hard time believing that it'll work with e90 chasis and 135 brakes as well. Another thing is do you really want to spend $400 on that. Pixel's and DriveHard's solutions is a lot less expensive, and probably just as efficient...
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      05-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #26
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^ hell mine doesn't even cost anything
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      05-18-2011, 01:43 AM   #27
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^ hell mine doesn't even cost anything
Blood, sweat, and tears.

On the idea!

I ordered the aluminum flanges from aircraft spruce, and im goingto use a hole saw to cut a hole in the stock heatshield, rivet them to the back, and hopefully figure out a good way to route the hose to utilize the lower air ducts in the front bumper. I will be sure to do a write up for the project!
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      05-18-2011, 01:52 AM   #28
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Best. Thread. EVAR.
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      05-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #29
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Blood, sweat, and tears.

On the idea!

I ordered the aluminum flanges from aircraft spruce, and im goingto use a hole saw to cut a hole in the stock heatshield, rivet them to the back, and hopefully figure out a good way to route the hose to utilize the lower air ducts in the front bumper. I will be sure to do a write up for the project!
you may want to take a look at this. may come handy while your are fabricating your piece.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ht=brake+ducts

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Best. Thread. EVAR.
you would think there would be more interest considering how many people track their cars here. either way, this mod could really be the difference in making some dual purpose brake pads like cool carbon, ferrodo or hawk survive a track event with little fading
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      05-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #30
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you would think there would be more interest considering how many people track their cars here.
Okay, I will bend my shields too. I've been planning it since Harold mentioned the idea in November.

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One way to get more air to the rotors is too bend the backing plate towards the car so it would scoop more air. It's a free upgrade.

The other is through the use of better rotor design with better cooing vanes and hat design that allows more air flow, both of which are possible with a 2-piece rotor. If there isn't a 2 piece rotor for the 1, there will be one very soon, for both the front and rear of the vehicle.
Unfortunately, the RacingBrake 2 piece rotors are apparently not coming for 135i, after the 3 series rotors didn't sell.
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      05-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #31
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      05-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #32
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Okay, I will bend my shields too. I've been planning it since Harold mentioned the idea in November.



Unfortunately, the RacingBrake 2 piece rotors are apparently not coming for 135i, after the 3 series rotors didn't sell.
bending alone won't do much. you need to cut the shields and then bend them. take a look at the pictures at the beginning
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      08-30-2011, 08:37 AM   #33
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Any updates? I had my brakes smoking this past weekend at MPH. I am running DTC 70/60 with ti shims and new brake fluid. I did not have time to modify my dust shields.
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      08-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #34
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^ it's no a brainer mod. you will get some extra air/cooling in there so there is no down side. haven't noticed much fade with my cool carbons since this mod.
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      02-07-2012, 09:06 PM   #35
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Drivehard, any update on your prototype?
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      02-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #36
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We have done this to our project 135i simply by bending the splash shield inward. By making a cut you will get the shield further into the air flow for more cooling air.
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      02-13-2012, 04:42 AM   #37
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The thing is all the ones commercially available are to be used with 3" hoses wrapping around your suspension and requiring cutting of wheel well to get to duct to the front grill opening.

The idea here is to be able to have a Daily driver answer that will make our weekend track days better for our brakes... Its a compromise, but I think after a little more work it will reap very good benefits for us Time Trialers / HPDE / club Event weekend warriors..


Nice work! This kind of reminds me of some of the Porsche 944 cooling brake kits out there for track cars...



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http://www.paragon-products.com/Prod...P&Show=ExtInfo
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      02-13-2012, 04:45 AM   #38
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thats legit. I gotta try this!
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      02-15-2012, 12:42 PM   #39
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Looks like BMW is using PixelBlue and DriveHard 's idea of bending the splash shield outwards on the new F30. As seen in this thread...


Close Look at F30 328i Suspension by Insideline!
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I wonder IF those F30 splach shields would bolt up to our 1er's!?
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      02-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #40
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^ how funny! good thing bmw with all of their resources still need us enthusiasts for thinking outside the box
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wow..i wonder if they fit our spindels ???


Kori, do we get a new f30 because of this ???? LOL
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      02-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #42
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^ how funny! good thing bmw with all of their resources still need us enthusiasts for thinking outside the box
You you should be getting some royalties or a 1M for this invention.
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      02-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #43
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wow..i wonder if they fit our spindels ???


Kori, do we get a new f30 because of this ???? LOL
we should definitely find if it fits ours but hell NO am I changing to that ugly thing called an f30


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I'll take royalties first, thank you
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Spindle is different part number

but that doesnt mean that the splash guard doesnt have the holes drilled in the same space / or the reliefs needed in the same place.

im gonna order a splash guard for a f30 335 and match it to the "spares" that line my garage bench and see if they will be a good bolt on ...LOL

the Scoops that BMW have now formed into them should play extremely well into out brake cooling needs.

ill let you guys know when i get it

and kori ill gladly share in the royalties..
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