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    Hi guys, will M3 Brake callipers fit on a 318ci 2000? Or if not would a larger calliper (more stoping power) from an other bm fit my 318?

    Im used to honda's on which many parts are interchangable, but have no previouse experience on the beemer.
     
     

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    Nope you would need at least 17" wheels for M3 calipers and discs to fit.
     
     

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    Is that the only problem? Cause if so im good to go... currently running on 225/40 18R
     
     

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    So what do you guys think, can i go for it? Think the M3 stoppers all corners will be fine?
     
     

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    I think you also need to check out the master cyclinder and upgrade hoses all round...Not to sure on this as haven't done it myself.I presume you have discs all round already?
     
     

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    yes disks all 4 as standard!
    Traction Control.... And where is the fun in that??

     
     

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    Something in here may help you It may just be a case of swapping the M3 ones in but don't quote me on that as I haven't done it.
    http://www.bimmerdiy.com/dir/e46/brakes
     
     

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    nothing on there about caliper upgrading!! thanks anyways stk. Any other's have first hand experience or info?
    Traction Control.... And where is the fun in that??

     
     

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    As far as I know from my e36, the M3 discs will fit yours providing you have bigger wheels to fit the extra big discs =]
    But for example on mine, if I was to fit the M3 stoppers to my 325 running gear, I would need to use M3 front hubs (whey the bit whith your brake mount and rear M3 trailing arms because the M3 brakes sit on a slightly different angle. I am not entierly sure on the e46's tho. But thats something you may want to have a look at.
    Also I think you may need a different brake master cylinder as that is slightly bigger aswell I think.
    Hope this helps
     
     

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    yep, actually helps alot. thanks for the info guys.
    Traction Control.... And where is the fun in that??

     
     

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