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    Hi all,

    I'm planning on upgrading my brakes sometime early next year to cope with the extra power the supercharger will give me. It will include a handbrake overhaul as it doesn't seem as useful as it once did (cable has been tightened a few times). I'm planning on a E46 330 front setup (possibly using 4 piston Porsche calipers) and a E46 328 rear setup.

    My question is though... What discs should I go for? I want something that will perform well on road and track, possibly grooved/drilled.

    I've been looking in Brembos and ATE Super Powers so far (although can't find the ATEs for sale anymore?).

    For now I will say budget will up to a £1000.

    All help is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Ask our forum vendors CRN for advise.... Plenty of options with discs and grooves/drilling with them and they are keen with the pricing too...
     
     

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    Hi.

    If you're going to give the car an intensive do not put drilled rotors.

    OEM or grooved better and there are many brands Brembo, Ate, Ferodo, Galfer, Ap Racing, Ebc, Stoptech ...

    And the same pads.

    Of course, a good brake fluid and metal hoses.
    And good tires, which will be really slow the car.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterMarc View Post
    Hi.

    If you're going to give the car an intensive do not put drilled rotors.

    OEM or grooved better and there are many brands Brembo, Ate, Ferodo, Galfer, Ap Racing, Ebc, Stoptech ...

    And the same pads.

    Of course, a good brake fluid and metal hoses.
    And good tires, which will be really slow the car.
    Thanks for the input mate!

    CRN have recommended Pagid grooved and drilled with EBC yellow pads. I use Falken 452s during everyday (summer) use, but wouldn't use them on track.
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    Drilled rotors worth only for looks.

    A manufacturer will always recommend what interests you sell.

    You have to trust a people who have used all kinds discs, read and compare information from many forums on the Internet and your own experience in this area.

    If you put the EBC yellow, put the rotors EBC USR, go very well, but take care that the yellow a bit to warm up, then with the heat, becoming the best braking.

    The Ferodo DS2500 also very good, but also require a small warm up for a bite and optimal braking. They are also more expensive than the EBC yellow.



    Coefficient of friction of the pads, between 0.40 μ and 0.50 μ for daily use is good.


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