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Old 02-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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Big Brakes by WP Pro

An aftermarket brake kit is often one of the most expensive investments you can make for your car. These brake kits come in all shapes and sizes, and depending on how exotic your tastes are, some kits can often costing somewhere in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Big brake kits were initially designed for all sorts of racing applications, where such high performance environments demand extreme control and response. This extreme demand for control and response makes for a very uncomfortable ride. As such, transplanting these kits into your car is not an easy feat to do without sacrificing the performance of the system for the comfort of the ride. In addition , because of the high performance requirements, these brake kits often include exotic materials which costs a fortune when comes to maintenance.

We, at WP Pro, have worked extensively towards developing a big brake kit that is strong, lightweight, durable, high performance and economical, and have come up with unique solution that has been successfully implanted into all of our big brake kits. We believe that a kit that allows for a comfortable cruise on a Sunday and a time shattering lap around the track on a Wednesday is not impossible. We invite you to check out our website www.wpprobrakes.com for more information.


The Power To Stop
Since our beginning in 1981, we have been producing complete big brake kits and components, and have believed that in order to stay on top, it is necessary to embrace and understand the power to stop. As such, we immersed ourselves in the racing industry. Since 1989, we have entered our brakes into numerous internationally recongised events and have amassed a vast amount of knowledge and information which has been put to use in our brake kits. See the races we participated in Here.

Why WP Pro?
A question often asked by our customers is, What makes WP Pro brake kits stop better than others? The answer to this lays in the detail. Here are few examples:

  • Our calipers are formed through cold forging T6061 under 5000 tons of pressure. Additionally, our pistons are built from high grade stainless steel in order to ensure no warping and resistance to extreme positive temperatures. The result of this meticulous process is a very light, strong, and enduring caliper. As an example, our L6 weights only 4lbs and our EVO12 being the heaviest caliper of our line ups, is only 8lbs.
  • The hydraulic fluid passages ways of brakes systems are manufactured and machined to abide by the strict specifications we pin place to ensure complete laminar flow of the brake fluid. This reduce frictional losses in the system and aids in increasing smoothness and performance, and decrease response time.
  • We add heat shields treated with Carbon Nitride to all our calipers. The heat shields act as insulators and redirect the heat of the pads away from the calipers. The carbon nitride further enhances the performance of the shield by increasing its insulation power.
  • We cold forge our rotor hats out of high grade T6061 alloy for lightness and strength, and utilize directional vane rotor design in order to maximize cooling.
  • A CNC imprinted WP Pro logo is placed on the rotors as wear indicator; when the logo fades, it is time to replace your rotors.


The combined weight, strength, and response of our big brake kits ensure a high performance system without sacrificing comfort.

With over 30 different brake kits to choose from, we at WP Pro can help you choose or customize the right brake kit for your E46.

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Thank you Tim for the article.

I know a while back I've mentioned about the L8 caliper line, and here are some photos on our E46 330CI test car with ACS 19" wheels.

the front is 388 x 36 x 46mm rotors with L8 calipers, the rear is 360 x 30 x 46mm rotors with S6 calipers.







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Old 02-27-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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hurt my feelings, how much are the 8 pots and a l6 for the rear for an E46 M3?
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
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This extreme demand for control and response makes for a very uncomfortable ride. As such, transplanting these kits into your car is not an easy feat to do without sacrificing the performance of the system for the comfort of the ride. In addition , because of the high performance requirements, these brake kits often include exotic materials which costs a fortune when comes to maintenance.
... since when?

I've been running brembos for 60,000 miles now and had no issues with comfort or expensive maintenance. Same with people I know running stoptech, performance friction, AP racing, Alcon, etc.
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hurt my feelings, how much are the 8 pots and a l6 for the rear for an E46 M3?
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... since when?

I've been running brembos for 60,000 miles now and had no issues with comfort or expensive maintenance. Same with people I know running stoptech, performance friction, AP racing, Alcon, etc.
Its a comparison to factory set up, especially when companies start to offer BBK's to street cars in the beginning.
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any info on prices on these kits?
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Please email me so I can forward the application list file that contains our price list as well.

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I'm curious as well. What's the pricing on these?
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I'm curious as well. What's the pricing on these?
Sorry it took me a while, but I was trying to insert it in tabular forms.

For non-M E46's.

PHP Code:

Front
:
                
Min Wheel Size(in)     Rotor Size (mm)   Calipers         E46F pricing
BM03GP17   
|       17                336 x 30 x 46 6A34RF/LF (L6)   | $1945
BM03HD17   
|       17                336 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2475
BM03HD18   
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2945
BM03HD18
-|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8L36RF/LF (L8)   | $3245
BM03HD19   
|       19                388 x 36 x 46 8L36RF/LF (L8)   | $3345


Rear
:
BM03RRPP17 |       17                336 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $1945
BM03RRPP18 
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2245 
For E46 M3, we've added a new option, which is 360 x 36 x 46 rotors with L8 for the front, we added extra 6mm thickness to the rotor for people who are really looking to use them to the fullest, and for EVO12 systems, please email us as they are made to order kit.
PHP Code:

Front
:
                
Min Wheel Size(in)     Rotor Size (mm)   Calipers         E46F pricing
BM43HD18   
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2945
BM43HD18
-|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3245
BM43HD18
-|       18                360 x 36 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3345
BM43HD19   
|       19                388 x 36 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3345


Rear
:
BM43RRPP18 |       18                360 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2245
BM43RRPP19 
|       19                385 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2475 
All prices include shipping within Canada/USA.
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Sorry it took me a while, but I was trying to insert it in tabular forms.

For non-M E46's.

PHP Code:

Front
:
                
Min Wheel Size(in)     Rotor Size (mm)   Calipers         E46F pricing
BM03GP17   
|       17                336 x 30 x 46 6A34RF/LF (L6)   | $1945
BM03HD17   
|       17                336 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2475
BM03HD18   
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2945
BM03HD18
-|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8L36RF/LF (L8)   | $3245
BM03HD19   
|       19                388 x 36 x 46 8L36RF/LF (L8)   | $3345


Rear
:
BM03RRPP17 |       17                336 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $1945
BM03RRPP18 
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2245 
For E46 M3, we've added a new option, which is 360 x 36 x 46 rotors with L8 for the front, we added extra 6mm thickness to the rotor for people who are really looking to use them to the fullest, and for EVO12 systems, please email us as they are made to order kit.
PHP Code:

Front
:
                
Min Wheel Size(in)     Rotor Size (mm)   Calipers         E46F pricing
BM43HD18   
|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8A34RF/LF (8pot) | $2945
BM43HD18
-|       18                360 x 30 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3245
BM43HD18
-|       18                360 x 36 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3345
BM43HD19   
|       19                388 x 36 x 46 8L38RF/LF (L8)   | $3345


Rear
:
BM43RRPP18 |       18                360 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2245
BM43RRPP19 
|       19                385 x 30 x 46 6B34RF/LF(S6)     | $2475 
All prices include shipping within Canada/USA.
oh tempting.... Showing at Sema this year? Like to see these in person.
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