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    Should I just change my fronts brakes to the 330 then, and leave the rears as they are? It wouldn't really make much difference would it, the rear 330 discs being only a tad bigger.
     
     

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    Hi sorry for the late reply....
    I think that would be the right move, doing just the fronts first . I would still now recommend changing the servo at the first stage. Once your happy,you could do the backs remembering the handbreak issue.
    Get the best pads you can afford. I could not beleive the difference really good pads can make. As far as disc size they are HUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. Ok maybe not hugh but very impressive all the same . Size DOES really matter.

    Good luck

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    Hi, ok, ive got the main parts ready to fit for tomorrow, Tuesday. I have the E36 m3 EVO master cyinder with servo. The cylinder has the ANGLED inwards inlets, with 12mm front nipple, and 11mm rear nipple. Chris at CRM, whom I purchased the cylinder from, told me about the 2 different sized niples on the later cars, and the 3.0 cylinder having the same sized holes. My car is a 1997 323, so has the 2 different sized nipples.

    I have the 330 front calipers, but I inspected them yesterday afternoon, and found one of the spring retainers that goes on the outside was MISSING!!! I just foned u the local BMW dealer and ordered it, hopefully it'll arrive asap in the morning. That little metal clip costs....£6.43 I think it was!!! OMGGGGG.

    So, a word to those using 2nd hand parts, make sure you have ALL the bits when they arrive!!!

    Will have Goodridge hoses to pick up, and Brembo Max discs and some pads to get tomorrow on the way to the mechanics.

    Will try to take as many fotos as possible.
     
     

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    Hi.

    Had the same problem with my spring clips but they were badly mis-shaped. Can't beleive you got brembo max dics, i tried several places but they said the didn't have them for the 330.
    I would replace all the caliper carrier nuts as well as the sliding pins, just for peice of mind. If you have any high temp grease pull bk the caliper piston rubbers and get a little in there. Sorry for being a lttle anal, but brakes are important.
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    NP Donut, I got my discs from GSF for the 330. They were stock items. Where did you try?
     
     

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