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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    If the rear turrets are reinforced, you could use true rear coilovers, but even the BMW race cars used a separate shock and spring.

    Don't order any roll bar link rods until you know what comes in the roll bar kit. They often include them, and they can be a different design and size.
    Thanks, i will look out for some decent quality rear springs to match the kw parts already in use.

    With regards to 330 brake upgrade, is it worth doing the rears as well? I have read that there are 3 rear brake upgrades possible for it:

    1. E36 'vert rear brakes 276x19 vented.
    2. E46 325/328 'vert rear brakes 294x19 vented
    3. E46 330i/ci rear brakes 320x20 vented

    Will there be noticeable difference with any of the above fitted. When the braided brake lines were installed a brake bias valve was fitted so adjustments can be made to front or rear.

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    Check to see if your rears are vented already.
    Swapping to E46 rear brakes means you won't find any handbrake shoes to fit inside
     
     

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    Just popped out the garage, they are solid ones.

    Will the e36 328i vert calipers and discs go on ok?


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    i've bought the E46 330ci calipers (front and back) but not got them fitted yet, i've heard i'll also need an M3 (E36) master brake cylinder and servo?... or the pedal will travel a long way
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    Yep, the vented 328 cabrio discs will fit, you may need to check part numbers, or infact just grab the lot from a breakers, as in some cases, the caliper is the same, but the braket is different.

    M3 master cyl - It's a funny one, it was always theorised that is was a must when changing up in sizes, but some people who haven't changes the MC said they haven't had any problems.
     
     

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    Thanks once again for this advice.

    So im going to go with 330 front brakes with uprated discs and pads and rear e36 328i vert brakes with uprated discs and pads, but will sort the brake problem first.

    Suspension wise i think the eibach anti roll bars and powerflex bushes will be first on that front, and some good rear springs to match.

    Does that sound ok for the next track day?

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    Yes, that's all fine.
    I'd go for eccentric front powerflex bushes, maybe powerflex ARB bushes too, depending on what comes in the ARB kit.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Yes, that's all fine.
    I'd go for eccentric front powerflex bushes, maybe powerflex ARB bushes too, depending on what comes in the ARB kit.
    Ok will get this lot on order. I cant seem to find any 328i vert rear brake setups but i have found a set from a 3.0 M3? Will these fit the car ok?

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    Good advice from Enda

    I'd look at your brake bias valve too, sounds like theres too much bias to the rears.

    Forget red stuff and go for the blue stuff pad if you can afford them and ATE superblue. Give that a go before forking out for a new brake setup.
     
     

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    Nope, M3 rears have bigger handbrakes too, making them M3 only, unless you swap to the M trailing arms.
     
     

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