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      01-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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New BBK front & rear installed last week. They are from PB-Brakes: 380 mm 8 pots front, 356 mm 6 pots rear. I have lost the e-park brake, but not a big issue for my daily use of the car. Here some pics:


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      01-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Finally someone man up and ditch the e-brake.
Good for you.
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      01-10-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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I take it this is a DCT then which you use in park to stop it rolling.

Also not worried that you might not be able to stop the car in an emergency?
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I take it this is a DCT then which you use in park to stop it rolling.

Also not worried that you might not be able to stop the car in an emergency?
When stopped, the car is firm and does not roll if in "P": the "P" position of the DCT keeps the car away from movements independently of the hand brake.

For what concern emergencies when driving.... I have been driving around for 26 years and never used the hand brake for such a kind of situations...

Anyway, i agree with you: that's the real trade off to take into account...

Reason vs emotion...
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      01-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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That's some serious bling!

Have you had a chance to track the car yet and give those new breaks a workout?

Did you do any modifications to the stock brake cooling ducts ?
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      01-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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That's some serious bling!

Have you had a chance to track the car yet and give those new breaks a workout?

Did you do any modifications to the stock brake cooling ducts ?
Tue cooling ducts are stock, i changed the calipers, rotors, pads and lines.

The pads are still settling so no track yet.
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wheels make the the breaks look very small, are those 20s? I have 19s on mine and seem just about right. Nice break though would be questionable w/o the electronic parking break.
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Do you have any error codes from removing the rear e-brake? If so how did you get rid of them?

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^^ yes that. I always wonder the same question.
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When stopped, the car is firm and does not roll if in "P": the "P" position of the DCT keeps the car away from movements independently of the hand brake.

For what concern emergencies when driving.... I have been driving around for 26 years and never used the hand brake for such a kind of situations...

Anyway, i agree with you: that's the real trade off to take into account...

Reason vs emotion...
its been a awhile. Just curious if you regret not having e-brake, and if you ran into any troubles.
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its been a awhile. Just curious if you regret not having e-brake, and if you ran into any troubles.
They now sell a e-brake kit for OP's BBK

http://pbbrakes.com/bmw-z4-e89-09-up...brake-kit.html
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They now sell a e-brake kit for OP's BBK

http://pbbrakes.com/bmw-z4-e89-09-up...brake-kit.html
Thanks bud. I actually already contacted them inquiring if the line lock would fit on other BBK. Unfortunately not.

Now I'm thinking either oem BBK fronts with upgraded f/r rotors /pads, or Rolloface front w/upgraded rear rotor /pads.
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They now sell a e-brake kit for OP's BBK

http://pbbrakes.com/bmw-z4-e89-09-up...brake-kit.html
Anyone run of these rear kits yet? I am considering...
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I am interested. It is an elegant solution for the rear e-brake. Note here is their blog write-up on how it works. It's elegant but I'm bummed that it is designed to be mounted to the back of their caliper instead of "in-line" which would make it universal.

I have the BMW Performance / Brembo BBK for the front. I'd love to run the same setup in the rear, with an in-line electronic line lock. I thought there might be a solution in the hot rod world ...

While the PB solution is elegant, $2k plus ship for rear brakes is a bit stiff, though not unreasonable for a complete solution.

Filippo

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New BBK front & rear installed last week. They are from PB-Brakes: 380 mm 8 pots front, 356 mm 6 pots rear. I have lost the e-park brake, but not a big issue for my daily use of the car. Here some pics:


Doesn't the PB brales come with the e-brake for the rear. Did you choose not to install it.
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