- 1999-2006 BMW M3 [E46]
The Benefits of a Big Brake Kit
A StopTech Big Brake Kit BMW E46 M3 give your vehicle that Supercar look and feel, and exceed stock performance in two areas - thermal transfer . First, larger rotors increase heat capacity. Second, stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines reduce unwanted flex in the brake system, resulting in superior pedal feel and performance.
The key, however, is to increase heat capacity and reduce compliance without upsetting the stock front to rear brake torque ratio. If the brake upgrade you select adds too much front torque (as many do), you reduce your car's ability to utilize the tractive capacity of all of the tires to the maximum practical extent (even on ABS equipped cars) and you therefore create performance sacrifices. In addition, too many pistons or pistons that are too large will make the brake pedal much more difficult to modulate, which limits a driver's control of brake input on the race track. That's why StopTech has taken great pains to develop a system that keeps the brake force balanced.
ST-40 & ST-45 - 4 PISTON CALIPER FOR FRONT & REAR(4 piston kits with 380mm rotors use ST-45 calipers)
* Squeeze Forged means that pressure is applied during cooling. This produces a beautifully finished, solid part without porosity.
ST-60 - 6 PISTON CALIPER FOR FRONT
ST-22 - 2 PISTON CALIPER FOR REAR KITS
- 2 piece floating directional AeroRotors with hats (pre-assembled)
- Stainless steel brake lines
- Caliper mounting brackets
- Street performance pads
Caliper Color OptionsCalipers are available in the following colors:
Blue, gold and yellow calipers have a 30-45 day lead time and are $200 extra per axle.
Rotors are available slotted, drilled or plain. Drilled rotors are $100 extra per axle.
StopTech now offers an anti-corrosion gold zinc coating for all AeroRotors. The coating benefits customers who live in cold climates where snow and road salt are commonly encountered, and customers who would prefer to not have visible surface rust on the vanes and outer circumference of their rotors. Zinc coating does not have a negative environmental impact like other coatings. Gold zinc coating costs $70 per axle extra.
Questions about these StopTech Big Brake Kits? Our Modification Experts are standing by and available to help you, online or by calling 714-582-3330. ModBargains also offers expert installation and can install this upgrade for you. Call today!