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    Good evening guys,



    Ive just returned home from a lovely trip down the coast which included a lovely rag about the new forest, there are some awesome roads do there!!
    however it has shown me I need to upgrade my brakes. With a lot of heavy braking the brakes got pretty hot and became somewhat useless.

    it got to the point where I was braking hard, and no matter how much harder I pressed on the pedal there was no increase in braking power. (i presume due to the brakes being hot?)

    can anyone recommend a good cost effective upgrade for me?

    Ive been thinking about a couple of options...

    new front discs (possibly 40 grooved Tarox), with a good set of pads, probably Tarox again but im not sure if ther do any for the 318is... (I had this set up on my previous car along with some braided hoses, I noticed a massive difference, but dunno if I should do this option again as the discs are £200 per pair, and pads over £100 per pair :O )

    I remember a thread a while ago which said you could upgrade the discs and pads on a 318is to larger sized ones which are fitted as standed to a different model, possibly a 328. IIRC the discs were larger and the pads, and the thread stated they can be bought from BMW for under £150.... can anyone point me in the direction of this thread??


    Any suggestions on good disc/pad combinations?

    cheers!
     
     

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    anyone got any suggestions?
     
     

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    Heres one not to go for... stay away from Brembo Max...

    I would advise EBC Drilled and Groved discs with Green/Yellow Stuff pads - I have heard great stuff about them! Also bleed in ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid


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    Recently overhauled the brakes on my car - I went for:

    Brembo HC discs all round
    EBC Yellowstuff pads all round
    Goodridge braided stainless steel lines
    Castrol Super Response DOT 4

    No complaints so far!!


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    What have you got on there at the moment?

    I'd go for EBC yellow stuff and replace the fluid as it'll be goosed by now..
     
     

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    1st step is to get new fluid in there.
    seen a couple of suggestions for ebc stuff...have a read of their website and see what you reckon
    i chose redstuff after careful consideration and am very happy with them
    once you've made your mind up have a look in crn's shop and see if they will discount for you
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    I would definantly suggest the fitting of steel braided hoses together with new brake fluid, makes a load of difference IMO
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    What have you got on there at the moment?

    I'd go for EBC yellow stuff and replace the fluid as it'll be goosed by now..
    current setup is totally standard, standard discs and oem delphi pads, am still using the standard rubber hoses too

    anything will be better that what it is at the moment lol ! went for a thrashing round some roads in wales today, this again showed me the brakes up not up for the job !


    ill have a look on the EBC website to learn about the different types of pads they do

    from what ive heard braided hoses are a must so ill have a snoop about and try find the cheapest place to get some
     
     

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    I upgraded my brake lines to goodridge ones. Glad I did because when I took my old ones off the outer layer was cracked in a couple of places, especially on the front ones.

    I'm running pagid pads and standard no-make discs on mine. I'll be upgrading soon to pagid drilled and grooved discs and yellow stuff pads all round. Might give the super blue ATE fluid a go too if I can find some cheap enough..
     
     

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