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Now that folks have had the car for some time, what's the feeling about the M5 brakes?

I know initially there was alot of concerns (complaints?) about the M5 brakes using floating rotors, 2 pistons, etc. setup instead of a fixed rotor, 6 pot setup.

Any thoughts?

(Sorry, if I am bringing up an old topic but the search function didn't bring up any new, recent info.)
 

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kinda cool said:
Now that folks have had the car for some time, what's the feeling about the M5 brakes?

I know initially there was alot of concerns (complaints?) about the M5 brakes using floating rotors, 2 pistons, etc. setup instead of a fixed rotor, 6 pot setup.

Any thoughts?

(Sorry, if I am bringing up an old topic but the search function didn't bring up any new, recent info.)
Love the brakes, no complaints, no fade, pretty darn good regardless of how many pots...BTW they also look hot through the spokes of my M6 wheels...
 

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they work great at 170....
 

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they work great at 170....
Where? mass pike, rte 2 or 128? :cool2:
 

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recently repaved route 3 :) They saved my insurance rating ...
Hmmmm...Rte 3 huh, will have to check it out.
 

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They're certainly awesome brakes for the street with good feel, no squeal, sure stopping, no fade. They will easily stop you repeatedly from any speed. From various reports and reviews they even do well in minor track work where braking is not a big component and where street tires are used. For heavier track use, especially when using grippier R-compound tires that stress brakes more, people appear to be changing the brake fluid and pads, which help a lot in minimizing fade, but there still is some.

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kinda cool said:
Now that folks have had the car for some time, what's the feeling about the M5 brakes?
I know initially there was alot of concerns (complaints?) about the M5 brakes using floating rotors, 2 pistons, etc. setup instead of a fixed rotor, 6 pot setup.
Any thoughts?
M5 have one piston calipers not two.
And brakes are superb. No fadding on fast road use. I'm not trying M5 on the track yet.
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M5Phil said:
recently repaved route 3 :) They saved my insurance rating ...

No complaints here, though I'm still under 1200 miles.

I'm noticing a few members from Massachusetts... hmmm... M5 Mass Meet anyone? Has to be in the spring though, she is garaged and covered for the winter.
 

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there is an underground M5 cult, in boston.!! haha
 

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Yaninnya said:
M5 have one piston calipers not two.
And brakes are superb. No fadding on fast road use. I'm not trying M5 on the track yet.
Jan
All of the publications I've read say they're two piston calipers, by Teves.

http://www.thebmwblog.com/review-2006-bmw-m5/

http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=109147/pageNumber=1

http://www.thecarconnection.com/Vehicle_Reviews/Sports_Convertibles/2006_BMW_M5.S184.A9582.html

http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/0411_bmw_m5/index1.html

Where did you get 1 piston?
 

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I can't imagine anyone complaining about the brakes. They have got to be some of the best of any mass produced street legal car ...
 

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Fantastic brakes -> for instance - tonight, going 55 mph, my wife says, "Uh oh - this is it, turn left here -ooo ooo ooo you missed it!" - nope - hit the brakes firmly, not to the floor, and pulled hard left - she said "Wow - that was amazing!" 14 year old son in the back seat was all grins..."Let's do it again dad!" like Mastercard says - priceless!
 
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