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Partsman 11-02-2010 01:56 AM

I did some rotor comparisons a while ago between the R53 fronts and a bunch of different BMW front rotors I have in stock...I'm pretty sure the 330 front rotors will go with the related caliper/bracket, pads and a re-drill of course. (unless you already have 5x120 hubs on your MINI):P

Rally 11-02-2010 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Partsman (Post 647424)
(unless you already have 5x120 hubs on your MINI):P

*cough* Countryman *cough* :P

Partsman 11-02-2010 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Rally (Post 647427)
*cough* Countryman *cough* :P

Haha, apparently that truck will be less BMW than I thought, so those hubs may work. Won't know til it gets here. That would be too easy anyway, Rally...i'm pretty much done.

ColinGreene 11-05-2010 12:25 AM

Country man is going to be a 5 bolt? Guess i must have missed that, pretty cool.
thanks for the info.

Rally 11-05-2010 12:34 AM

Yup, 5x120

Partsman 11-08-2010 11:00 PM

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/jpg...an-aero-3w.jpg

ColinGreene 11-11-2010 09:09 PM

Looks just like R56 brakes with a diffrent bolt pattern hmmmm I wonder whats going to happen with the JCW version, probably the same motor. (I dissapoint)

iDiaz 11-11-2010 09:25 PM

Pro tip: If you can lock your brakes (where ABS has to kick in and you hear chirps), going to a larger rotor or fancier calipers will not decrease stopping distances. At that point, your stopping power is limited by your tires, not your brakes. The only function a larger rotor will serve is to delay the onset of heat-induced brake fade, but just swapping in a higher temperature brake fluid will fix that in most cases. I tracked my R53 several times on Ate Super Blue (higher temp) and Ferodo DS2500 pads (better feel and modulation) in California summer heat without experiencing brake fade.

ColinGreene 11-11-2010 09:32 PM

I was getting fade in my R53 thats why I went to R56 brakes, seems to have abated the problem.
but fancy is always better rigth, bling bling!

iDiaz 11-11-2010 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ColinGreene (Post 649781)
I was getting fade in my R53 thats why I went to R56 brakes, seems to have abated the problem.
but fancy is always better rigth, bling bling!

Did you try high temperature fluid before going to R56 brakes?

ColinGreene 11-12-2010 12:34 AM

yeah i sure did, that and it did not hurt i got the R56 brakes for 300 bucks.
I had high temp pads fluid and DBA4000 rotors, now im on performance friction rotors and some hot rod special cobalt pads, with nearly 300 hp i need all the brakes i can get the way i drive it.

iDiaz 11-12-2010 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ColinGreene (Post 649825)
yeah i sure did, that and it did not hurt i got the R56 brakes for 300 bucks.
I had high temp pads fluid and DBA4000 rotors, now im on performance friction rotors and some hot rod special cobalt pads, with nearly 300 hp i need all the brakes i can get the way i drive it.

Aaahh okay, didn't know you were pushin' 300hp. You probably get up to some pretty decent speeds on straights before you have to brake. Have you done anything with ducting?

ColinGreene 11-12-2010 08:07 AM

270 really at the wheels
and ducts really seem to help, I would highly encourage ducts to anyone they rule. well except for in the rain.

Partsman 11-16-2010 09:50 PM

Just had a Countryman pull in the shop here at work... the bolt circle measured 4.5" or 5x114.3.

Flamez 11-16-2010 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Partsman (Post 650695)
Just had a Countryman pull in the shop here at work... the bolt circle measured 4.5" or 5x114.3.

You measured wrong.


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