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    The front brakes on my 2001 e46 330i have seen better days so i decided to get a drilled and grooved set up with red stuff pads.
    Has anyone done this sort of upgrade/brake set up and what do people think of the overall braking performance of there 330i?
    Cheers jay.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6cylinder View Post
    The front brakes on my 2001 e46 330i have seen better days so i decided to get a drilled and grooved set up with red stuff pads.
    Has anyone done this sort of upgrade/brake set up and what do people think of the overall braking performance of there 330i?
    Cheers jay.


    What make are the discs mate?

    personally, you don't need the redstuff on and normal road going car, Greenstuff would be a better choice.
     
     

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    Not sure what make the discs are,ebay job.
    Reckoned the red stuff were around mid range in the pad compund they do.
    So decided on them,just want good braking efficiency.
     
     

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    Red stuff usually used for track use, so you need to get proper discs or you risk heat fracture.
     
     

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    redstuff are fast road compound these days...recommended for a heavier car and the least dust production in the ebc range.
    fine for a 6 cylinder and i have some fitted...they're good so far
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    Thats what they reckon on there website fast road use and under title desctription it says there not for track use.
    I take it they have improved your overall braking efficiency?
     
     

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    its early days tbh...only had them on just over a week.
    but they do feel solid enough and i expect them to get better as they bed in more
    they have as much 'feel' as oem at lower braking forces,and certainly stop the car as quickly when used with more enthusiasm...it'll be a case of outperforming stock at higher temps i think(ie repeated use through the twisties)
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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