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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Thanks, so all I would need to do is fit the 325 calliper carriers with 325 discs/pads and use my 320 callipers?
    check your car for the exact model and check the cliper code, then check the 325 for the model you want and make sure the calipers are the same, after that its basically that simple!, i got my carriers from quarry motors on here, he sells them really quite cheaply!
    as for bmminiparts, i have used them for all my oem replacments as they are the cheapest i could find!, and all bmw stamped, around 20-30%cheaper than the rest.
     
     

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    Is there a big difference in performance from the bigger discs? Surely u need to fit the bigger pads aswell? Have you just got standard bigger discs?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Is there a big difference in performance from the bigger discs? Surely u need to fit the bigger pads aswell? Have you just got standard bigger discs?
    yes mate you need the pads to, but its a danm site cheaper to get the carriers and good set of performance pads and some brembo discs than it is to get half a big brake upgrade, carriers are about £25 for all 4! pads are £40 front and discs are £70 and that gives you a good set of bigger brakes.
     
     

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    Pads are the same I thought for the E46 328.
    As they are further away from the hub, on a larger disc, they have more power.
     
     

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    Is it possible to go for the even bigger discs from the 330ci?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Is it possible to go for the even bigger discs from the 330ci?
    id like to know this one too please
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    id like to know this one too please
    Yes, but you'd also need calipers, carriers and disks (and I'd recommend a bigger master cylinder) and a minimum of 17" wheels.

    The E46 328 mod only changes the rotors and carriers - much easier and cheaper (330 brakes are much harder to find for a reasonable price).
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    Thanks I will just settle for 325 ones! I'm pricing up the discs and pads! Also where is the best and cheapest place to get the carriers from?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Thanks I will just settle for 325 ones! I'm pricing up the discs and pads! Also where is the best and cheapest place to get the carriers from?
    Order the carriers for a E46 328 (325 is the same though IIRC - you can check the caliper part number on Real OEM). They are the carriers for 300mm rotors (yours are 286mm stock, I think) - so just ensure you have 16" wheels or bigger.

    Quarry Motors (our forum vendors) sold me a pair of carriers for about £35. This makes this mod an absolute bargin if your discs need replacing at the same time.

    Also, if you ever order pads, EBC's pads for the E46 328 have a bigger friction area just for the 300mm discs - giving you (slightly) more stopping power. You'll notice cheaper manufacturer's pads are the same for both models...
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    Is it better to ask for 328 or 325 parts?
     
     

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