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    Hello all, I'm wanting to upgrade the brakes on my coupe, just wondering what's the best options. Weather to go for a bigger brake kit or just to fit braided hoses and new performance disc's and pads. What are your experiences?

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    Anyone?? I'm after doing it this week while I'm off work so any ideas which option is the best to go for or where is the best place to get parts from??
     
     

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    a big brake kit is serious money...unless you stay in the E46 range and fit 330 stuff? (min 17" wheels though)
    i've had the ebc redstuff v3 pads on for a while now...i'm very happy with them
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Thanks for the reply, is there still a warm up period before performance with red stuff? Are you still running standard discs?

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    A big brake kit does sound nice, but seems a bit unnecessary for a standard 320ci. I'd say go with some performence discs, EBC Greenstuffs, and braided hoses, and give the whole system a good flush with some nice 5.1 fluid (Though not necessarily 5.1 unless you give them a good beating from time to time) and while your at it may be worth doing the handbrake shoes as well.

    I got mine from eBay, from a company that supply as a kit including Brembo Disc Blanks that they machine themselves (mine are drilled and grooved), EBC Green Pads, New sensors and Performance Handbrake shoes (bit unnecessary but what the heck) all for under £300 iirc. Coupled with Goodridge Braided hoses and race fluid my brakes are 10x better than before. The response is so much better & cooling is perfect.

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    Cheers, I was thinking big brake kit was abit excessive but just was wondering, the rear brake disc, pads, shoes fluid ect was all replaced last year but are all standard, but only done 2k on them so was just thinking of doing the fronts, or would ppl advise against that? I will defo be purchasing some braided hoses tho.
     
     

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    there is another option, my 323 uses the same calipers as the 328, but the carriers are different as the 328 uses bigger discs, i got myself a set of carriers ans all i need to do is fit then to the calipers(that don't need to come off) and i can put the bigger 328 discs on, i believe the 320 calipers are the same as another e46 model that uses bigger discs too, just look on realoem and search models with same calipers, 1 of them will have bigger discs and different carriers, your discs are 286mm and your calipers end with 113 and 114, the 325ci has 300mm discs and the calipers end with 113 and 114! so as far as i can see they are the models you will need the carriers off to get the 300mm disc upgrade http://www.bmminiparts.com/ i use this website all the time.

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    325ci http://www.bmminiparts.com/CategoryD...SP=47617&HG=34
     
     

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    Thanks, so all I would need to do is fit the 325 calliper carriers with 325 discs/pads and use my 320 callipers?


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    there is another option, my 323 uses the same calipers as the 328, but the carriers are different as the 328 uses bigger discs, i got myself a set of carriers ans all i need to do is fit then to the calipers(that don't need to come off) and i can put the bigger 328 discs on, i believe the 320 calipers are the same as another e46 model that uses bigger discs too, just look on realoem and search models with same calipers, 1 of them will have bigger discs and different carriers, your discs are 286mm and your calipers end with 113 and 114, the 325ci has 300mm discs and the calipers end with 113 and 114! so as far as i can see they are the models you will need the carriers off to get the 300mm disc upgrade http://www.bmminiparts.com/ i use this website all the time.

    your car http://www.bmminiparts.com/CategoryD...SP=47615&HG=34

    325ci http://www.bmminiparts.com/CategoryD...SP=47617&HG=34
     
     

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