Thread: No 128i Love :(
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      07-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #227
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Drives: Black 128i
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Originally Posted by JimD
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 bit off topic but what did you think of that driving school. I've been throwing the idea around in my head and I cant seem to make up my mind whether it's worth it or not.

On topic the braking does fade a bit. I wonder if better cooling would help out. Just an idea, it might be a cheaper solution. I'm not sure how well it would do on let's say an autocross track but it may be worth a shot.