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    I was looking at changing the rear drum brakes on my '95 318I saloon to disks maybe off a 323 or a 325 for all round disk braking.

    Could anyone tell me what i need for the change (as in just new hubs or the whole new swingarm) and what parts i will require.

    My car has abs so where are the splines for the abs sensor on the old and new driveshafts so i can check they are identical
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tippers View Post
    I was looking at changing the rear drum brakes on my '95 318I saloon to disks maybe off a 323 or a 325 for all round disk braking.

    Could anyone tell me what i need for the change (as in just new hubs or the whole new swingarm) and what parts i will require.

    My car has abs so where are the splines for the abs sensor on the old and new driveshafts so i can check they are identical
    Hi Tippers,

    Well done for finding the all new brakes subforum

    You will need 325i arms including hubs,
    325i handbrake cable
    325 rear disks and calipers
    You will need to check the 325i or 323i has ABS as well but I think it is very likely it will have seeing as they are a higher specced car.

    The splines for the ABS sensor are on the bell shaped end of the driveshaft(gotta be careful how I say that ) .....and you may or may not need 325 driveshafts as well..


    I will see if I can get a picture of the ABS pickup ring.
     
     

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    thanks, to be honest when i find the car i will probably end up pulling the entire rear end off the car.

    i would think that the abs splines would be standard from model to model. uless you know any different?
     
     

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    Braking system is the same from 318is (16v) right up to 328. They all use the same brake discs and pads

    If you uprate the rears then you'll also need to do the fronts.

    IIRC you have solid discs on the front of yours at the moment
     
     

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    yeah they are solids at the front. but when i m upratin i plan to ad an Mtec big brake kit so the brakes should be sorted =)
     
     

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    A20 why would he need to uprate the fronts??
     
     

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    A20 why would he need to uprate the fronts??
    I would think so that the brake bias remains the same
     
     

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    Thats what i was suggesting the bias is done in the master and then there is no need for brake compensator because of the ABS
     
     

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    The 318i has solid disks and uses drums.

    The braking system from 318is right the way through to 328 uses vented discs on the front along with the disk upgrade on the rear.

    If an upgrade is done to the rear then surely the fronts should be uprated also???

    Perhaps I just like to do everything properly

    Also, EBC advise that if you fit their uprated pads to the rear of the vehicle then you must do the same to the front... So I would expect the same to apply with brake conversions.

    The last thing you would want to experience is the back end stepping out under braking!!!

    I've had a similar experience when messing about in my car

    Believe me... it's not adviseable to change from 4th gear to 2nd quickly

    My mate reckoned it looked cool... Little did he know... I almost sheet myself





    The real question should be... What's the reason for wanting to do the upgrade?
     
     

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    Ok but ventialated only cools the front pads doesn't actually increase braking effort, it just allows a larger disapatation of heat from the brakes,

    If he's going to up rate go and get some 4 pots mate £800 quid gets you 4 pots for the front
     
     

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