M5 Guru (>2000 posts)
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I gotta agree with Frank-- there were three of us M5ers at Road Atlanta on Saturday, and nobody had issues with fade! My first time on that track (last April, at 1400 miles) I encountered fade (pedal-to-floor! kind) four laps into my third session. Now, by opening up the ducts, I had no such problems. I also upgraded fluid (SuperBlue), front pads (Mintex C-Tech) and ran Goodridge stainless lines. Bottom line: more air to the rotors, and a higher T fluid works wonders!
It's interesting to note that we had three stages of cosmetic appeal: bmurphy had the all-out body-colored splitter, straight out of the M-Technic book (sharp!); I had the M-Technic 'web insert' installed, but no splitter (still workin' on that one, DrKev!), and Parkerfe had the OEM grill drilled out to feed the channels.
BTW, bmurphy had the Stage II Dinan suspension set-up, and he was experiencing considerably less oversteer (per the cornerworkers and instructors on Turn 7) than either Frank or I. Sounds like that could be next....
'00 Carbon Black/Black All-Leather/Sportive