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      06-15-2019, 04:05 PM   #1
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Red mpeformance brakes

Can we get red mperf brakes instead of the blue ones with the m340 ?
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      06-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #2
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I would assume that you have to take them as M Performance parts ?

I am not sure they are available yet though.
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I would assume that you have to take them as M Performance parts ?

I am not sure they are available yet though.
Saw that, but then it cost CHF 4000... will ask the dealer to paint them for me
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Saw that, but then it cost CHF 4000... will ask the dealer to paint them for me
cheaper option
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i painted mine
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i painted mine
What was the cost, curious.
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What was the cost, curious.
i did it myself, just the paint ;-) and M stickers you can order here in different sizes and colors
http://www.brakecaliperdecals.co.uk/...Caliper-Decals
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i did it myself, just the paint ;-) and M stickers you can order here in different sizes and colors
http://www.brakecaliperdecals.co.uk/...Caliper-Decals
Very nice and nice wheels !
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Nice wheels !
How did you lower the car ?
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Best option would be to source 374mm calipers and paint them red!

For example, I have a few sets of unpainted 374mm calipers for sale at considerably less than the cost of this upgrade!
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Best option would be to source 374mm calipers and paint them red!

For example, I have a few sets of unpainted 374mm calipers for sale at considerably less than the cost of this upgrade!
Why paint calipers when you can buy the real M-Performance 4-wheel set?


https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/catn-ol?q=34112450161
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Why paint calipers when you can buy the real M-Performance 4-wheel set?


https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/catn-ol?q=34112450161
Why not paint the calipers?

They are only 374mm caliper bodies - you are paying a massive premium for the caliper to be painted and the addition of slotted / dimples brake discs.

If you are a m340i owner with the blue 374mm you are literally fitting the same brakes again with the addition of red paint & new discs.

If you are a regular G20 owner with the blue 348mm set up, there are much cheaper ways to upgrade to either 374mm or 395mm!!
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Why paint calipers when you can buy the real M-Performance 4-wheel set?


https://www.schmiedmann.com/en/catn-ol?q=34112450161
Why not paint the calipers?

They are only 374mm caliper bodies - you are paying a massive premium for the caliper to be painted and the addition of slotted / dimples brake discs.

If you are a m340i owner with the blue 374mm you are literally fitting the same brakes again with the addition of red paint & new discs.

If you are a regular G20 owner with the blue 348mm set up, there are much cheaper ways to upgrade to either 374mm or 395mm!!
If what you're saying is true, that the red M-Performance brakes are IDENTICAL to the blue brakes that came in the track handling package, then it's a huge rip-off to pay $2700 plus installation for some slotted rotors and red paint.

But are they identical or are they different? Yes, they are the same size... But do the M-Performance brakes perform better?

I'm not doubting you. I just want the facts. If same size means same performance couldn't you say the same thing about the M-Performance exhaust - it's the same size as the original exhaust so you're paying $1500 for the M-Performance logo stamped on it?
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If what you're saying is true, that the red M-Performance brakes are IDENTICAL to the blue brakes that came in the track handling package, then it's a huge rip-off to pay $2700 plus installation for some slotted rotors and red paint.

But are they identical or are they different? Yes, they are the same size... But do the M-Performance brakes perform better?

I'm not doubting you. I just want the facts. If same size means same performance couldn't you say the same thing about the M-Performance exhaust - it's the same size as the original exhaust so you're paying $1500 for the M-Performance logo stamped on it?
There are no mechanical differences between the red 374mm M Perf calipers and the blue 374mm calipers.

Just like there are no mechanical differences between the red G30 / G11 M Perf calipers and the blue 395mm calipers.

The pad part number is also the same (34106888459)

If you are a G20 owner who only has blue 348mm front brakes then you will benefit from the M Perf upgrade, but only on front. Your rear would already be 345mm and remain 345mm, except your calipers would now be red.

If you are a G20 owner who has 374mm blue brakes currently - then this upgrade simply changes your caliper colour and adds dimpled / slotted discs. You do not increase the size of your brakes at all.

If you are a G20 owner who does not have the M Sport brake option, then you will benefit fully from the upgrade!

In comparison, I have sold lots of grey (unpainted) 374mm caliper sets, with discs to people and once painted they have a much cheaper brake upgrade.

The same with the 395mm calipers, although not offered by BMW
- they bolt up perfectly to the G20 hub, along with the 395mm brake discs.
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