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    I will be having new front discs and pads fitted soon and might as well upgrade at the same time.

    If I go to E46 330 calipers and discs what master cylinder and servo do I need to fit
     

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    Can stick with the one you've got AFAIK....IIRC Rym put on an M3 brake kit and didn't change the servo or master cylinder so I believe that you don't need to change yours either
     

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    From previous posts I've read I can go to 300mm discs off a Z3 and keep the same calipers and master cylinder but to go to 300mm when my discs are 289mm hardly seems worth the bother.

    To really beef the brakes up I can go to E46 330i discs and calipers but I will end up with too much brake travel and need to change the master cylinder to either an E36 M3 job (expencive?) or an E34 part(cheaper)Which E34 part I do not know??
     

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    Has anyone done either the Z3 300mm discs or the E46 upgrade, I would like to know your feelings on the end result and the pit falls.

    If I go the cheaper and easier 300mm disc route I will not fit OEM discs I am considering Nitrac discs, has anyone got them??

    My local garage recommends I just fit uprated discs and don't bother with the other upgrades but I am not happy with standard discs, the braking distances are too long.
     

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    maybe a daft question but why do you want a big brake kit with a completely stock engine anyway??
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    maybe a daft question but why do you want a big brake kit with a completely stock engine anyway??
    I don't think the standard brakes are particularly good, I think the braking distance is too long. I am used to much better brakes from previous cars.

    This car can do 0-60 in approx 7secs and (apparently)140-150mph. The brakes are nowhere near good enough for that sort of performance.

    There are several upgrade brake discs on thre market, someone on here must have fitted one?

    You don't upgrade the power then the brakes. To get the best from a car make it handle and stop then look at the power. The upgrades most people fit to this car only add 20-30bhp so a fairly basic brake upgrade will do.
     

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    i was always tought that to make a car quicker, you give it better brakes!, This will meen you can carry more speed in to corners before having to slam on the anchors. shorter braking distances etc!
    Then as you say its the handleing and lastly the engine....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    i was always tought that to make a car quicker, you give it better brakes!, This will meen you can carry more speed in to corners before having to slam on the anchors. shorter braking distances etc!
    Then as you say its the handleing and lastly the engine....
    To get the best from a car make it handle and stop then look at the power

    We seem to be in agreement, surely the car needs to handle well through this corner it is braking late for?

    This isn't answering my question if this is the response I am going to get then best to close this, mods.
    Obviously no BMW owner fits uprated brakes, or they can't find this thread in a sub forum?
     

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    There are plenty of threads about upgrading the brakes...if you try using the search function...also if you look in the how-to section....


    As for brake travel is it not more to do with the brake fluid than the master cylinder and servo....

    Look for Charley Nokia's thread on upgrading his/her brakes

    It is a question that has been answered before here
    Thread closed at the OP's request
     

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