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      01-23-2019, 07:38 PM   #45
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Welp, I think it's obvious by now that I need to learn to drive a little more smoothly! I took the car in to the local BMW dealer to get a couple of body squeaks looked at and also some significant growling from the brakes following my first track day. They just called and told me that they are replacing the pads and rotors all around. The car only has 3,000 miles on it. The service rep said that "they look like they had quite a bit of action on them" but BMW agreed to replace them so that's what they're doing.
Local upgrade shop is recommending Pagids over Ferodo but I'm not going to change them out each time so this board seems to prefer Ferodo since they are more quiet and perform better on the track. Also looking at Apex EC-7 18 inch track wheels with a stud conversion kit. Shop is suggesting Bridgestone RE71R or Toyo Proxes RA-1.
Finally, shop is recommending Adjustable Lower Control Arms vs. Ground Control camber plates.
Any opinions on this set up? Will probably track 4-6 times per year here in South Florida.
Thanks again everyone.
I'm amazing they're already replacing the rotors..I thought you only had one event on the car?! It's just wasting their own money..

Idk what shop you've talked to, but I would still recommend the Ferodos as they offer almost no-sacrifice performance on track and can handle the abuse better (confidence/safety benefit). I say go with camber plates, not necessarily GC, any brand will do over the control arms. Apex wheels is a good choice, match those with the widest tires possible. You should stick with a street tire for the time being (Bridgestone RE11/71, Hankook RS4 (longevity), etc.)
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      01-25-2019, 04:14 PM   #46
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Another vote here for camber plates over adjustable control arms. Camber plates bring the top of the strut inwards, which allows for much easier fitment of wider tires (275), whereas the control arms push the bottom of the strut outwards, which reduces tire-to-fender clearance.

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      01-25-2019, 04:40 PM   #47
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Need Ferodo number and Ground Control number

Hi all,
I think for simplicity sake I'm going to have the shop install Ferodo brake pads and Ground Control camber plates and wait on the track wheels/tires. If anyone has it handy, could you please provide the Ferodo compound number? I have a 2018 M3 with the competition package. Then I'll try a much gentler track day approach and see how I do.
Thanks again to everyone.
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      01-25-2019, 06:37 PM   #48
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I just ordered the DS2500 so that I can use those till I get a dedicated track set with stickier tires. I am planning to do the Ferodo DS1.11 then for track days.

Also awaiting to install GC camber plates that I have.

https://www.hpashop.com/Ferodo-F80-F...?categoryId=-1
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I also got the GC plates directly from their website.

FYI, Apex is running a group by on 18” that I was thinking of joining to get part of the track set up going.
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I would like your opinions on some race prepped questions I have. New to the forum. First reply so I cannot PM yet..
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