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Old 05-23-2012, 09:44 AM
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Vibration damping. Adding mass to the caliper. They are bolt on with socket head cap screws and can be removed.
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...same brakes as the 135i. F**kin' heavy!

I've got a spare set here if anyone wants to spend a bajillion dollars on shipping to get them...

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:26 AM
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Its because they are a cast mono block, not milled from billet alloy like the main big brake kits (brembo, stop tech etc) which means the heavy disc is no offset with a light weight caliper, while impressive these will hinder the handling of the car due to greater un sprung weight.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:00 PM
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Interesting. So why would the put them on the new GP? Hmmm guess I will move onto something else.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:45 PM
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Interesting. So why would the put them on the new GP? Hmmm guess I will move onto something else.
so you can take them off and make it a super GP
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:23 PM
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:36 PM
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Interesting. So why would the put them on the new GP? Hmmm guess I will move onto something else.
To aid in braking performance and act as an 'upgrade' to the previous base model?

Naturally they're gonna use a brake they've already R&D'd and created all the tooling for even if it's heavy simply because it keeps the cost down....which is incredibly important if you're making a limited run of special edition economy cars.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:54 PM
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To aid in braking performance and act as an 'upgrade' to the previous base model?

Naturally they're gonna use a brake they've already R&D'd and created all the tooling for even if it's heavy simply because it keeps the cost down....which is incredibly important if you're making a limited run of special edition economy cars.
Indeed it costs far less to paint them red and slap john cooper works on the side and stand back and watch the JCW whores dribble and whip their check books out.
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Yeah I was going to do it but I can just leave the BMW logo on there and get it cheaper or just go get some other kit and call it could enough. I just like the 6 piston.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:27 AM
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would rather have these ones...(i'm working on it, but he aint giving 'em up!)...........

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:43 AM
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Some of my MINI United shots..

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:54 AM
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Great photos, thanks


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Old 05-24-2012, 12:33 PM
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Yeah I was going to do it but I can just leave the BMW logo on there and get it cheaper or just go get some other kit and call it could enough. I just like the 6 piston.
Too heavy and not needed on the Mini, the MTR time attack R56 runs Carbotech XP12s and Nitrac treated OEM rotors and has never suffered brake fade when racing, it goes to show what it can do under the brakes because at Cadwell Park in the last round of TA it with only 220 bhp, beat a 380 bhp Turbo R53, the interesting point of note is both of these race minis use the R56 brake kit (the R53 turbo runs Performance Frication pads and discs).
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a few of mines from the MINI UNITED

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(buddy from south of italy)
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(buddies from north of italy)
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(i work at SIEMENS, so...)
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