Level Motorsport BMW E30: Part 2 – Brakes and engine


The BMW sports a UUC/Wilwood front brake kit using four-piston calipers, while the rears are O.E., but rebuilt with brass guide pins and a stainless steel single piston. Rocco likes using Hawk DTC-70 pads up front and DTC-60 in the rear.

In order to cool the front brakes under heavy braking, Rocco fabricated these front brake ducts. This pictures shows the fabrication setps.

And here is the snorkel that draws cold air from the front bumper to the fabricated brake ducting. That silver pipe is a charge pipe from the intercooled air coming from the supercharger that we'll be discussing shortly.

Check out the in-house fabricated, heavy-duty e-brake handle by Level Motorsport! While it won't be necessary on the road course, it will come in handy when needing to negotiate some of the tighter turns at hill climb events that this car is destined for.

The E30 runs a Deka battery that is located in the trunk, right between the rear wheels for optimum weight balance.

We're going to get to the engine but before we do, check out the tubing reinforcement Rocco did around the engine bay. I mean you would think the local S.W.A.T. team could use this car to ram down some reinforced narco doors if the car could only clear the curb.

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