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    I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but using the search I could not find the answers.

    We're looking to perform the next modification to the 1998 E36 328i demo car, which is a proposed E36 M3 brake conversion.

    Can anyone who has done this before, or anyone that knows whats involved please advice on if its possible, if so what is required for the conversion? Is its a case of just getting E36 M3 brake discs, pads and calipers and bolting them on or is there more to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but using the search I could not find the answers.

    We're looking to perform the next modification to the 1998 E36 328i demo car, which is a proposed E36 M3 brake conversion.

    Can anyone who has done this before, or anyone that knows whats involved please advice on if its possible, if so what is required for the conversion? Is its a case of just getting E36 M3 brake discs, pads and calipers and bolting them on or is there more to it?
    DSK I swapped my 318is setup for that of the M3 when doing my conversion.

    I used the M3 hubs and bolted straight on but whilst using the standard 318is struts the wheel was pushed further towards the front bumper.

    This was rectified by fitting M3 suspension. I opted for the H&R coilover set up
     
     

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    Thanks for that A20RYM,

    Ok, so to be on the safe side, its worth ensuring the M3 suspension is also fitted at the same time?

    Strangely, I've just had a text asking whats the best shocks/springs for it as well lol.

    I see the conversion as follows (let me know if I'm wrong);

    - E36 M3 H&R Coilovers (H&R are decent so will have a search for retailers of those)
    - E36 M3 hubs
    - E36 M3 discs, pads, calipers

    What about brake lines/hoses, will the standard E36 328i brake hoses be ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    Thanks for that A20RYM,

    Ok, so to be on the safe side, its worth ensuring the M3 suspension is also fitted at the same time?

    Strangely, I've just had a text asking whats the best shocks/springs for it as well lol.

    I see the conversion as follows (let me know if I'm wrong);

    - E36 M3 H&R Coilovers (H&R are decent so will have a search for retailers of those)
    - E36 M3 hubs
    - E36 M3 discs, pads, calipers

    What about brake lines/hoses, will the standard E36 328i brake hoses be ok?
    That's the way I did it DSK

    As my 318is lower control arm bushes had already been replaced with Powerflex Polyurethane bushes. I don't think I even replaced the top mounts for M3 ones either, It was a very long time ago
     
     

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    I already had Goodridge stainless braided hoses and there were no issues there
     
     

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    Thanks for that A20RYM

    Will email this info across and see where we go. Although I have already stated, that even thought the 328i is a cracker, its worth using that as a personal car and just getting an M3 and doing the modifications on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    Thanks for that A20RYM

    Will email this info across and see where we go. Although I have already stated, that even thought the 328i is a cracker, its worth using that as a personal car and just getting an M3 and doing the modifications on that
    And gain an extra 100 ponies too
     
     

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    Its a genuine 63,000mile FBMSH car purchased from a female friend in London.... so it'd make a nice personal vehicle with just enhanced modifications as it is now.

    So far its had;

    Birds Tuning Quaife LSD at about £1200 IIRC (+ £300 ish service from them)
    Eibach Front & Rear Anti Roll Bars, at normal retail price......

    Including the brakes it will take it comfortably into M3 money..... so why not just get one to begin with
    Let the fun times roll .....

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