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    I'll soon be getting my E36 1993 bimmer, its a 318i...now i want bigger brakes and was thinkin about using M3 brakes front an rear...i dont want to buy new calipers as second hand will do but the disks for that year would have to brand new, what would i be looking out for and whats involved , ie , i'll need claipers,carriers an disks, etc plus hose's ... is that all i need or have i messed something out?

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    P.s - the bigger brakes are just for show as i know the brakes i have on it already are good enough, just want something with better stopping power thats all
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    only thing you haven't mentioned is friction material
    do not discount the 328 stuff...nearly as big,but possibly a lot cheaper???
    and consider the ferodo ds2500 pads...nothing but good reviews about them
    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
    only thing you haven't mentioned is friction material
    do not discount the 328 stuff...nearly as big,but possibly a lot cheaper???
    and consider the ferodo ds2500 pads...nothing but good reviews about them
    so i could fit these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-DRILLED-E3...1%7C240%3A1318
    and then i'll need to fild calipers an carriers to fit them, then the pads - Ferodo ds2500

    thats it ?? sorry for askin loads of questions , i iz a n00b at bimmers
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    i reckon they would fit ok
    out of interest...what size wheels are you running?
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    The 318is 16v uses the same brake discs and pads as the 328 and so do those in between

    If you choose to go for the M3 set up then you will need to replace the front struts (If you don't then the wheel will be sitting much closer to the front bumper) You will also need front hubs, discs and calipers. Upgrade the flexi hoses to the stainless braided ones too

    I also use EBC grooved discs and EBC Greenstuff pads all around
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    i reckon they would fit ok
    out of interest...what size wheels are you running?
    Good point. M3 brakes will require a minimum of 17" wheel and tyre
     
     

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    glad you're on RYM
    e36's aren't my strong point lol
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    e36's aren't my strong point lol
    You still do better on them than I do on E46's
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    i reckon they would fit ok
    out of interest...what size wheels are you running?
    This is what i'll by buying in the nxt week or so

    i cant see what size they are but my guess is they are 17"
    have been thinking about replacing the wheels with a set of these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-ALLOY-WHEEL...1%7C240%3A1318


    any opinions ... i think i'll get the 328i set up as i cant be bothered going to that much effort just for M3 brakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey36 View Post
    This is what i'll by buying in the nxt week or so

    i cant see what size they are but my guess is they are 17"
    have been thinking about replacing the wheels with a set of these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-ALLOY-WHEEL...1%7C240%3A1318


    any opinions ... i think i'll get the 328i set up as i cant be bothered going to that much effort just for M3 brakes
    They're 17"
     
     

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