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    Hi

    As the title says - I am looking at popping bigger brakes onto the 328.

    Do the M3 brakes fit straight on there? also can I buy bigger brake kits for the car?

    Thanks in advance but new to BMW and any advice would be great!

    Kenny
     
     

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    Common solution is to fit the E46 330 disks and calipers along with the M3 master cylinder.

    Personally I have always been happy with the standard setup. New disks and pads will probably keep you happy but you do sound like you have already made up your mind!
     
     

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    If you use E36 3.0 litre M3 brakes then you will need to replace your front struts too otherwise your wheels will be pushed too far forwards in the wheel well.

    I know this due to doing the conversion on mine. I rectified it by purchasing H&R M3 coil overs
     
     

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    obviously you've factored in the cost of bigger wheels too?
    i've never felt my car is under-braked...are you going for a big power hike or is it for cosmetic reason?
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    obviously you've factored in the cost of bigger wheels too?
    i've never felt my car is under-braked...are you going for a big power hike or is it for cosmetic reason?
    Excellent point Mark. The M3 brakes will need at least a 17" wheel to clear the replacement callipers
     
     

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    Thanks for the replys.

    My mate has just gone mad and uprated his M3 brakes and has the 12 month old standard M3 discs etc... going spare.

    I am on 17's at the moment with 225's on the front and 245's on the rear so there should be enough room in there.

    I have had a think tho because he wants as much for the old M3 stuff as I can get new kit.

    Can anyone recommend a good disc, caliper, pad set up?

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    get a decent cross drilled disc coupled with some ferodo ds2500's...bm brakes are great if kept in fettle...use braided hoses and get the fluid changed
    all imho of course
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    I have used a lot of pads and disks over the years, and the best for stopping are carbotech, nothing comes close. You will think you have disks twice the diameter! Only down side is dust, they do make dust!!! Could save you going for bigger disks and master etc tho!
    They cost around £180 an axel set, and are well worth every penny. XP8 compound are excelent from cold and more than man enough for what ever I throw at them. They also look good in the dark if its your thing (only from very hard use)
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    Performance friction disks and pads are also getting good reviews at the mo.
     
     

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