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    Need new brakes on my E46 M3 as the orginals have seen better days.

    So what set up should I go for?? Car is just used for fast road use, so was thinking on standard discs and some other kind of pads??

    Any ideas people??
     
     

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    As for pads, I cannot rate the Ferodo DS2500 enough, they are costly but damn awesome! They will make fast road use a doddle and will cope with track days if you desire.

    As for discs, the standard BMW OE ones will work well with these pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSK View Post
    As for pads, I cannot rate the Ferodo DS2500 enough, they are costly but damn awesome! They will make fast road use a doddle and will cope with track days if you desire.

    As for discs, the standard BMW OE ones will work well with these pads.
    I agree with DSK

    Ferodo pads are top notch

    Stock disks are more than up to the job too.

    EBC green stuff pads were great on my last M3 as well.
     
     

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    great thanks. New to the BMW scene as just sold my EVO 8, Had carbotech pad on that, awesome, but very dusty!! DS2500 now a few EVO's that run these with great effect, so will look into getting a set, wheres best??
     
     

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    Just try an online search but i am lucky enough to have a local parts supplier who I source them from.

    Try http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...ake-pads.mhtml

    Also fwiw, many of the Volvo T5 and Volvo R guys always run the DS2500 pads and its truly worth the money as ist a great pad that works A1 on road unde all conditions as well as handle abuse.
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    have heard that fitting a set of CSL Discs and Pads are as good an upgrade as any??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor8 View Post
    have heard that fitting a set of CSL Discs and Pads are as good an upgrade as any??
    M3 discs = 325 mm diameter, Br. Disc Thickness: 28,0 mm
    CSL discs = 345 mm diameter, Br. Disc Thickness: 28,0 mm

    so you may need to use different calipers
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    M3 discs = 325 mm diameter, Br. Disc Thickness: 28,0 mm
    CSL discs = 345 mm diameter, Br. Disc Thickness: 28,0 mm

    so you may need to use different calipers
    ahh might just go with std discs and pad upgrade the

    Wheres best for discs??
     
     

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