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    hi peps just wondring if there is any cheep break upgrades i can do,
    my front disks are solid, is there any chance i could get vented disks on with bigger calipers i.e of a e36 m3 do thay just bolt straight on or do youy need a bracket

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    what size are the original brakes
    you could get the brake setup from a 318iS (you will probably need the hubs aswell) which have 288mm vented front discs
     
     

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    just measured new discs thay are 286mm?
     
     

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    328 calipers / calipers and disks are a straight bolt on. M3 master cylinder for more bite. Sorted.
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    330 e46 discs and calipers is another upgrade with a M3 evo servo.
     
     

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    E36 M3 discs are not a straight bolt on job
     
     

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    My Rym is correct, IIRC the M3 discs need the M3 hub also, and if you add these to your std suspension set up the wheel is moved forward within the arch somewhat ? You would need M3 struts & top mounts to overcome this , is this correct ?
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    i have just upgraded my brakes on my compact too, went for e36 m3 evo front set up. you would need disks and hub/kingpin and calliper set up as far as i know and also the master cylinder and servo for them to work. i had just the discs and callipers but they seized on without the servo and master cylinder so had them changed too. massive difference from the solid discs, the M3 ones are 315mm diamiter and 28mm width on floating discs
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali_b View Post
    My Rym is correct, IIRC the M3 discs need the M3 hub also, and if you add these to your std suspension set up the wheel is moved forward within the arch somewhat ? You would need M3 struts & top mounts to overcome this , is this correct ?
    IIRC yes
     
     

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    Check out my guide for upgrading to 300mm rotors:

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...e-300mm-t36936

    The guide was written for upgrading 328i discs (286mm vented), but if your stock discs are the 286mm solid type (and the 330 brakes would fit your car - according to other posts on this thread) then the same guide will apply to you.

    The only difference being you'd also need 328 calipers for the wider (vented) discs.
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