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    Hi
    I am new to this forum and thought I could get some ideas for my e36 328. Its due a change of brake discs and pads but im not sure what to go for. I don't go on tracks just road use. I've heard a lot of negative rumours about grooved and vented discs, thought you guys can help me out. What's a good upgrade for normal road use to go for which is cost effective??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dips_p View Post
    about grooved and vented discs,
    you have vented disks as standard grooved are a good up grade but are a bit noisy
     
     

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    if you want better stopping power then upgrade the disks and calipers to the e46 330i ones, they bolt straight on.

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    OEM disc and pads with braided stainless steel lines and new fluid if its just for road use.
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    If you go the E46 330 route I think you need the servo as well.
    I went for drilled and groved Mintex front and rear, did S/S Goodridge hoses at the same time, YES more noise, under normal load you don't notice, when you push a bit more you can hear them, however, they are fantastic and not too loud.
    I like them, but I'm an easy driver on the brakes, I'm quite smooth driving wise.
     
     

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    This is my first post but I hope this helps.

    I upgraded 3 years ago to slotted front disks and std pads. 50k later I need to replace them.
    This time I will go drilled slotted with ATE low/no dust pads... Std pads are dirty b***ers and exacerbated by the duct air cooling.
    Slotted will wear faster, however the slots let out-gassing escape. Picture a steak on a BBQ...

    If you drive like my 84 year old day, std is fine.
    If you need to repeatedly brake hard, slotted and or drilled.

    I understand drilled and slotted discs to warp much more commonly than std disks.
    This can lead to noise, pedal pulse and go all the way to fracturing and a trip to hell...
    I'm in Aussie, so rain isn't every day nor are puddles, so I have a lover risk of disk warp.
    I had no idea about upgrading to an e46 330i caliper.

    Lastly, Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning is loves water. It absorbs water in a flash, so should be flushed or it will create steam in your brake calipers and pipes. Unlike a fluid, you can compress a gas.....

    Dont forget to clear the fluid in the ABS.
    I did that by slamming on the brakes over and over.
    Good luck !


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