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      07-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Post BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Complete Technical Docs (With S55 Engine Guide)

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Very useful. Lots of good information!

Complete F80 M3 / F82 M4 technical docs and S55 engine technical doc.

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File Type: pdf S55 Engine Technical Docs.pdf (3.50 MB, 7345 views)
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      07-26-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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Very useful. Lots of good information!
This is pretty cool. Browsing through now! Thanks for the share!
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Thanks...Something good to read as I wait 36 more days.
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This is excellent. Thanks.
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Where did the OP info go?
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      07-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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Where did the OP info go?
Attached as PDF documents.
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      07-26-2014, 10:43 PM   #7
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Where did the OP info go?
Attached as PDF documents.
Thanks they don't show on iphone
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Very useful. Lots of good information!
Awesome info - thx indeed - curious where this originated as reads like it ought to be an internal or at best a dealership awareness document! Lot of very interesting info will take some time to digest
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      07-26-2014, 11:33 PM   #9
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BMW University docs are technical training for service personnel update and intro classes.
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      07-27-2014, 07:40 AM   #10
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This is great. The S55 / N55 comparison in the second document is very nice and will come in handy for keeping the misinformation and mud slinging in check.
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That many coolers.
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Very nice. Moderators please STICKY under technical section
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      07-27-2014, 12:15 PM   #13
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I added this thread to the FAQ sticky thread.
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      07-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #14
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This is great and helpful. Thank you.
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wow, info overload...
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wow, info overload...
Enough to make your head spin.
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Awesome thread.

The standard steel brakes are 15" front and 14.5" rear. Added to this is the fact they are 4-piston and 2-piston respectively. The F10 M5 only has single piston rears while the E9x was single piston all round and a half inch smaller both front and rear. Very much looking forward to this brake setup for my track days, finally the Porsche guys won't be laughing at how I needed to mod the stock system just to run consecutive laps.
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Awesome thread.

The standard steel brakes are 15" front and 14.5" rear. Added to this is the fact they are 4-piston and 2-piston respectively. The F10 M5 only has single piston rears while the E9x was single piston all round and a half inch smaller both front and rear. Very much looking forward to this brake setup for my track days, finally the Porsche guys won't be laughing at how I needed to mod the stock system just to run consecutive laps.
I'm interested to know why they went with this set-up instead of the single piston in the rear.
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This is great. The S55 / N55 comparison in the second document is very nice and will come in handy for keeping the misinformation and mud slinging in check.
Agreed. Lots of debate about that.
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I was just wondering when these would get out. Thanks for posting!
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I'm interested to know why they went with this set-up instead of the single piston in the rear.
In general, the more pistons, the better, when it comes to brakes. Obviously, there is the cost of the psitons to worry about, but more pistons, means more surface contact with the pad) resulting in a greater area of contact on the pad), more mass to absorb heat, and overall better performance. Two smaller pistons might even weigh less than a single larfge piston, while still having greater contact area on the pad.
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