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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Is it better to ask for 328 or 325 parts?
    Just go for whatever model they have in stock - E46 325Ci, 328Ci, Z3 3.0 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikaveli View Post
    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...
    i have been checking all the different models 320,325 and 328 and they all seem to have the same part number for the pads dp21211 (ebc part no). surely the pads wont be using the full surface of the disc's. so is it just the braking is improved by the calpier being further away from the centre pf the hub?
    sorry to keep mithering just wanting to make sure that im ordering the correct parts before i strip everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    i have been checking all the different models 320,325 and 328 and they all seem to have the same part number for the pads dp21211 (ebc part no). surely the pads wont be using the full surface of the disc's. so is it just the braking is improved by the calpier being further away from the centre pf the hub? sorry to keep mithering just wanting to make sure that im ordering the correct parts before i strip everything.

    thanks all
    yes! like like trying to stop a spinning disc on a drill, if you put you fingers at the centre it won't stop, but if the disc is wide and you use the same 2 fingers on the outside it will stop easy! the pad thing got me at first!, same caliper, but different discs and carriers, then the same pads??? but it makes sense when you think of it like i explained it.
     
     

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    i would check the bmminiparts website over realoem, as realoem is american and the parts numbers don't always match the european parts items, but the bmminiparts is all the correct numbers.
     
     

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    Yeah that is what I was thinking, I understand what you are saying and a good way of explaining, I use using the way of bigger bar to undo a bolt makes it easier!
     
     

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    I have just been checking the sites like ebc and seeing if there is a difference, all sites I checked they was saying the same pads for 320,325,328 models. What I was surprised at was the discs for the 325 was cheaper than the 320! Strange!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    I have just been checking the sites like ebc and seeing if there is a difference, all sites I checked they was saying the same pads for 320,325,328 models. What I was surprised at was the discs for the 325 was cheaper than the 320! Strange!
    might be that more models use the 325 disc!, or even that site has bought that size in bulk?
     
     

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    Would you say it's worth paying the extra for drilled and grooved discs?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftingJames View Post
    Would you say it's worth paying the extra for drilled and grooved discs?
    no!, i would get a good set of brembo discs, unless you are racing around and don't mind sqeel!, i would get some good pads and good quality discs.
     
     

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    Cheers, I will go for smooth ones then, what pads would you say best to go for with the brembo discs?
     
     

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