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    Right honestly....

    I don't think that big brakes are the answer for you, I have loads of people telling me that they NEED big brakes and if they went for big brakes it would have just been a waste of money! SO!!

    1, Big brakes are not always the answer, a lot of cars out there can be WAY over braked BUT mainly this depends on your driving style.

    EG:
    In town, pottering here and there with a little brakings - stock stuff with MAYBE performance pads - Brake fluid every 2 years just normal DOT 4

    Fast road as I have always put myself - Performance brake pads with stock discs and MAYBE grooved discs (never go drilled as the harder braker you are the more likely they will crack at the drilled holes) - Brake fluid, performance high boiling point every 1 year!!

    If you find with the above and you are getting BRAKE FADE then this is the time to upgrade the kit as the bigger the disc the better the heat displacement! BUT a 2 piece brake disc design will always dispurse heat better than a 1 piece so check if they are available.

    Track - pretty much a big brake kit every time as you will be hitting the brakes hard very ofen in a short time making great heat levels so the bigger the DISC pretty much the better and again performance fluid, changed every 2-3 track days but this can depend a little on own pref.

    SPONGEY PEDAL! - Check brake fluid and brake lines!

    NOTE the ONLY thing that a braided brake lines offer is a less spongey pedal and a better brake response! (less flex in the system so when you press the pedal the pad moves and NOT the lines)

    Anyway back to you! :P

    I would say....

    Performance brake fluid (NOT Dot 5.1)
    New stock discs (good qual like pagid, brembo etc)
    A good set of brake pads none of this EBC crap (Ferodo DS2500, Tarox Strada etc)

    BUT check the condition of your brake lines if it is a very spongey feel you are getting they might be worth an upgrade.


    To give you an idea with my 328 I drive pretty hard and was doing 3-5 trips a week on a approx 15min windey road (Snake Pass) with the odd track day.

    I think ONCE i got brake fade and that was with new pagid discs, Ferodo DS2500 pads, braided lines and even just fresh normal DOT 4 fluid which I had at the time. When it comes to track and Snake I really 'go for it' so this set up was not 'tootled' about put it that way. I didn't see the need to upgrade them further from this.

    The only reason I am going for the Tarox is because I am getting them at a... well EXTREMEMLY good price and a Supra 3.0TT engine is going in.

    Anyway.... I shall stop going on and on but I hope all the above helps, I am getting tired and cannot be bothered to proof read it so fingers crossed!! HAHA!!

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    Cheers Mike!!!

    This helps lots!! was origionally just gong for the evo setup front and rear upgrd pads and fluid ... but it was going to cost the same roughly as that E90 set on ebay!! I will be doing some trackdays from spring next year would just hate to think i could have gone a bit further for a wee bit extra!!

    really shouldn't get ahead of myself tho...

    really appriciate you time bud!! thanks again!!

    Charlie

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    lol its alright mate! I do the same with mine!! Can think of allll these things I want.... then really think about...... Less that half I actually need!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    lol its alright mate! I do the same with mine!! Can think of allll these things I want.... then really think about...... Less that half I actually need!



    Mike
    just let me know if i get carried away!! i

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    hahahaa!!

    Mate I have got farrrr to carried away with my car already!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    hahahaa!!

    Mate I have got farrrr to carried away with my car already!!

    hey just got a rough quote for blasting and powder coating the diff carrier rear trailling arms camber arms and upper wishbones (is that what you call them on the back!?) this dude said about 100 for the lot! is that good? i thot is wud be more!

    also think i'm going for the evo running gear all round i reckon i could do the lot with x brace front and rear strut braces hubs brakes and all poly bushed for bout 1200... thats not going too far is it! (i'd only have to sacrifice 2 months of the pub!!)

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