We are able to supply standard replacement BMW brake discs and pads but we also have several options for improving the M3's braking with quality aftermarket components.
For simple pad replacements, but with improved performance over the OEM pad, we fit Ferodo DS2500 pads and for more serious track use we would recommend Pagid RS29 brake pads.
Customers looking to improve the braking performance further should look at replacing the OE brakes discs at the same time as changing pads. We recommend fitting Tarox F2000 replacement front discs which are aimed at both road and occasional track day use.
However, for the ultimate in performance we fit the superb Alcon Advantage extreme and Superkit packages. We've used Alcon brakes on a number of our projects and strongly believe these to be the best brakes we've ever used on the E46 M3. We have provided these kits for Evo Magazine Journalists, trackday enthusiasts and run them on our own personal vehicles.
We also supply and fit replacement pads from Ferodo. Their DS2500 pads are a high performance track day pad, but are also refined enough for day to day driving.
We have worked with Alcon for many years on various projects, which have given us the opportunity to experience just how good their brake packages are.
Alcon’s Advantage Extreme brake kits are specifically engineered to give exceptional braking performance.
The discs are made from a special Alcon developed iron alloy and feature unique crescent grooves that provide the bite of a drilled disc, but with better durability. Cooling is optimised with curved directional cooling vanes and Alcon’s floating disc system allows thermal expansion through its life whilst minimising judder. Combined with an aerospace spec alloy bell the Advantage Extreme discs provide exceptional bite, thermal stability and durability in a high strength but low weight design.
The calipers use gravity die cast monobloc construction from aluminium alloy to give optimum strength to weight ratio. They feature staggered bore sizes for even pad wear. The pads themselves are low noise with excellent cold performance and resistence to fade at elevated temperatures.