Thread: No 128i Love :(
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      07-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #235

Drives: 05 M3, 95 M3 euro, 01 M5, e91
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Originally Posted by JimD View Post
When I did the 2 day M school the thing I noticed most about the M3, M5 and M6 was not the engines. It was the brakes. I've driven my 128i in several autocrosses on the same track and it's brakes feel about the same but only for the first stop. After one really hard stop, like the M cars got every turn, my 128i has noticable fade I did not detect on the M cars. The brakes still work well but not as well as the first hard stop.

I'm not trying to argue that the M motors were not fun, just that the brakes were more noticably different to me. I've driven other cars with that much motor, but I have not driven other cars with such great brakes. It's not on a short term list for me but I've been thinking about a brake upgrade.

A full brembo BBK on a 128 would feel worse than a stock M car. Tires play a HUGE role in braking (much more than brakes in a venue like the performance center where you never really get to get on the car for any extended period of time), and you were comparing PS2s to run flats.