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    hi gus , im looking for a good oem brake uprgade on the e36 coupe, are there bigger brakes from another bmw model that ara direct fit pref 4 pots . cheers, craig
     
     

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    I hear that the e46 325 discs are a direct fit and then all you need is the caliper brackets from the e46 325.

    Also the discs from the e46 330 are a direct fit but you will then need new brackets for the calipers machining.

    Alternatively I went full bore & fitted the e46 330 discs mated to calipers from a v6 Clio/M12 Noble/TVR Tuscan racer, (these are 4 pot AP calipers) and I then got brackets machined at a local engineering shop to fit them.
     
     

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    is it trye that the alloy monoblock 4pots from the 850 are a bolt on option?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_jekyll View Post
    is it trye that the alloy monoblock 4pots from the 850 are a bolt on option?
    Unfortunately it certainly is not, they have different mounting points, and the discs have a different offset, to fit them you would have to either completely adapt the front suspension & hubs, or adapt the front suspension of the 850 to fit the e36!!!!

    Certainly no bolt-on option!

    I did actually get a set with discs some time ago (they were cheap) and attempted to fit them, but gave up when I saw the size of the job, certainly not a job to be attempted at home.
     
     

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    As 328_coupe says, E46 325 is the easiest option. Here's a guide:

    E36 328 - Cheap Front Brake Upgrade - 300mm
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    I have a set of e46 325 calipers, carriers discs and pads if you're interested. Drop me a pm
     
     

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    When I did mine I had to change the discs aswell as the calipers with the brackets. Very easy to do just undo the two bolts that holds the caliper on undo the brake hose refit and then bleed the brakes. I'm hoping to fit a m3 brake setup soon


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    I fitted a set of e46 330ci discs and calipers to a mates track 328, 330mm discs I believe bigger than the e36 m3, direct bolt on!!
     
     

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    is it worth upgrading the brakes on my e36 m3 as all the discs and pads want replacing
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estriol j View Post
    is it worth upgrading the brakes on my e36 m3 as all the discs and pads want replacing
    No. The OEM floating discs are pretty damn good. You can look at uprating the pads if you like.

    The best place I could find for discs was the ATEs from misterauto. There's usually a discount code on their site.
     
     

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