When building the StanceWorks “Parts Car” E28 last year, brakes stood as one of the more interesting hurdles of the project. Big brake kits aren’t exceedingly common for E28s – understandably – which means more often than not, the E28 community resorts to “OEM big brake kits:” sourcing larger brake calipers and rotor packages from other BMW models that just so happen to bolt up.
When it comes to automobiles, there’s something particular about the Italians and the way they do things. Compared to the rest of the world, somehow, the product of italian automotive passion seems inherently richer. There’s a touch of something more – often inexplicable – that stems from the land of the prancing horse. While that can be said of Italy’s cars, even the ones of the non-supercar variety, it can also be said of the parts and pieces that make them.