The finest big brake kit available on the market, designed specifically for BMW performance enthusiasts and racers
Performance Friction’s Z-Rated brake kit is designed specifically for your M3 or 1M! Without question, this brake kit is the best on the market, and that conclusion comes from years of racing domination, not the marketing desk. Unlike other brands whose street kits have only the name in common with their top level racing components, these are the real deal PFC parts that win championships across the board in top-level professional series like Tudor, GRAND-AM, World Challenge, WTCC, Australian V8 Supercars, and the list goes on…
The E9X M3 and 1M kit was specifically designed to meet the needs of the BMW performance enthusiast and racer. Brake bias is moved slightly to the rear for improved braking performance in both front-only and 4-wheel applications.
Performance Friction calipers all start life as a billet aluminum block, machined into a one-piece monobloc caliper. These are not the sand-cast calipers used by many other manufacturers and are therefore both lighter and stronger than anything on the general market.
Z54 Front Caliper (4-Piston, 2-Pad) - This kit is derived directly from championship-winning GRAND-AM PFC calipers. The 4-piston design and 28mm thick pads are the best components of any braking system for all E9X M3 race cars. Weighing in at a feather-light 8.5 pounds each, the construction of the calipers allows for virtually zero flex even in the most extreme conditions and heat, and the bridged design allows for fast and easy pad changes without removing the caliper. Professional race teams win championships with this brake caliper because it is the ultimate in braking technology.
Calipers are anodized black and then powder coated in your selection of color. Custom colors are available for an additional cost with a 6-8 week lead time. Pads are not included with this kit.
Notes on Piston Envy: Performance Friction takes their top level racing technology and applies it to everything they design, so every component that comes from their South Carolina manufacturing facility performs at the highest level possible. A properly-designed 4-piston PFC caliper is lighter and has better release characteristics than a similar 6-piston piece. PFC calipers are all made with a maximum of four pistons with the exception of a NASCAR-mandated 6-piston design - which is outperformed by its 4-piston counterpart. If you’re trying to impress piston counters, there are much cheaper ways to do it. If you want the best performing brakes you can buy, look no further.
Rotor sizing is one of the magnificent parts of this kit. Due to the high level of electronic control in the E9X braking system, brake bias is difficult to modify, but due to component design in the 4-wheel PFC kit, your M3 will have more rear bias for dramatically increased overall stopping power, under both light and full-ABS threshold braking!
The Performance Friction rotors used in this kit are the newest V3 Direct Drive Rotors. Made from a precision casting, all external surfaces are machined to tolerances of 0.004", including the OD of the vein area that most manufacturers leave rough-cast. These are the only rotors that are mechanically, thermally and dynamically balanced, which means you will never warp them because they remain balanced in all situations and at all temperatures. Not only does the V3 design give you the ability to change a disc quickly and efficiently, the new V3 technology also makes these rotors much lighter than previous designs, which were already impressively light - less unsprung weight is always a good thing! This V3 rotor retention method is based on the use of a two-turn retaining ring, which is held in a groove in the hat that overlaps the rotor flanges—effectively locking the rotor to the hat.
Kit also the required stainless brake line set.
This kit is vastly superior to de-contented kits for street and race applications made by other manufacturers.
- Finest big brake kit on the market
- Genuine championship winning parts
- Peerless caliper design choices
- Unparalleled rotor design
- Ideal for street cars to all-out race cars
If you have specific questions or would like a more in-depth explanation of features, please call one of our experienced technical sales reps for more information.
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Note: pads are not included with this kit. See Related Items list below or call/e-mail us for recommendations.
BMW Fitments:--1 Series
E82 / E88 (08-13) > 1M (11-12)3 Series
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > M3