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    I've read that the 330 brakes (is that front and back??) will fit an E36, does anyone know which years/models are compatible? I was wondering if the brakes off say an E34 540i would fit, or something similar?

    A list would be very helpful
     
     

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    The 330 conversion is supposed to be the most desired and most effective.

    The problem you would have with the 5 series upgrade is you would have to replace the hubs too which would cause wheel fitment issues

    E36 or E46 330 upgrade
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    The 330 conversion is supposed to be the most desired and most effective.

    The problem you would have with the 5 series upgrade is you would have to replace the hubs too which would cause wheel fitment issues

    E36 or E46 330 upgrade
    Do you know if the set up from a 330i will fit front and back and are all 330's are donors, or just specific year/models since they made the 330i for a while?

    Are there any other bolt on alternatives from other models?
    335i?
     
     

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    Do you know if the set up from a 330i will fit front and back and are all 330's are donors, or just specific year/models since they made the 330i for a while?

    Are there any other bolt on alternatives from other models?
    335i?
    I've never looked into it in much detail as I upgraded to E36 M3 brakes
     
     

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    E36 M3: 315mm (front) and 313mm (rear)

    330i: Front: 325mm and Rear: 320mm

    So not much in it... wonder which is the better set up?
     
     

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    That's still 10mm and 7mm. Times that by two on front and rear and I imagine that it's quite an upgrade

    Well worth looking into further

    IIRC the E46 M3 brakes also fit but the 330 setup is cheaper, not sure of the size differences there
     
     

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    Apparently they have the same sized disc, so the callipers maybe different... not easy to find out the info (but I am tired).
     
     

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    You can fit the 328mm E46 M3 or 345mm CSL brakes if you machine 6mm from the carrier face
     
     

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    i have a e36 coupe and fitted new standard discs and sa full set of ebc red stuff pads. well happy! massive improvment over stock brakes, and probably alot cheaper then an m3 upgrade.
     
     

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    i fitted red stuff pads to the front of my evo and found them to not be up to the job,i would recomend yellow stuff as a minimum.

    best budget brake upgrade for the front is to pick up some 840ci 4 pot brembos and some 330ci discs.all in with pads you can do it for under £500
     
     

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