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    I picked up my 330D just over a week ago and whilst I'm really happy with it, I do think the standard brakes seem a bit tame.

    I just wanted to get the opinion of those of you who have driven the E90 330D.

    Do you think the standard brakes are acceptable?
    Is it possible that I need to replace the brake fluid?
    Is it worth upgrading them?

    The car has only done 51,000 miles.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I thought exactly the same about my e46 330d's brakes.

    I upgraded them to ebc redstuff and turbo grooved discs and am way happier with them.

    Not for every one though, a little hard for road use really but... No (well almost none) brake dust!

    They're epic when they're warmed up though!

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    I'm tempted to upgrade the discs and pads but would prefer not to.

    My main concern is that I'm planning on getting the car remapped and don't want to do that without having adequate brakes.

    They seem to improve as try warm up but that's not what I'd expect from standard brakes.

    Anyone else have experience with 330d brakes?

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    Has a previous owner fitted poorer quality pads?
     
     

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    I suppose that's possible. It's history suggests all work has been done at BMW dealerships.

    However, I bought the car from Carcraft! If they've changed the pads then there's no telling what they might have done.

    If I don't see an improvement in the next week or so I will just replace them.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laney View Post
    I suppose that's possible. It's history suggests all work has been done at BMW dealerships.

    However, I bought the car from Carcraft! If they've changed the pads then there's no telling what they might have done.

    If I don't see an improvement in the next week or so I will just replace them.
    I suppose its possible they were replaced as part of Carcrafts 120 point pre sale check?

    The brake fluid should be replaced iirc every 2 years but shouldn't this flag up on CBS?
     
     

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    I know what you mean brakes are fine on the motorway and round town, but not quite adequate when used repeatedly on twisty A/B roads.

    And as I am going to remap in the new year, I have just bought a complete 335 front brake setup for my 07 330d.

    There are quite a few in the states who have done this upgrade and it gets good feedback.

    Hopefully will get some time in the next 2 weeks to get the 335 brakes fitted.
     
     

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    Where did you get the setup from? What's in the 'setup'? And the big question... How much was it?

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    Parts came from Auto Sparez UK in Scotland.

    This car - BMW 335D COUPE E92 BREAKING | eBay

    335 disc are 348x30mm
    330 disc are 330x24mm
    so quite a bit bigger

    For the conversion you require Discs, complete calipers with carriers, brake pads, bolts etc

    Cost wise your looking around the £250 - 300, i got offerd a couple of setups, then a couple of hrs labour to fit, unless you can DIY.

    You could also just buy the calipers, then get uprated disc and pads for a even better setup.
     
     

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    I'll vouch for the 335d brakes. More than ample for 286/420lb-ft

    2008 335d M Sport Coupe
     
     

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