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    Hi there im looking to upgrade my brakes on my 2001 325ci m sport. im in need of front discs and pads. i have seen many options avaible and it would be much appreciated if i could get other peoples opions on these options. many thanks.

    brembo disc and pads

    Bmw 3 Coupe 325 Ci 189BHP - Brembo Front Brake Set - Discs and Pads | eBay


    ferodo pads

    FERODO FRONT BRAKE PADS BMW 3 Series Coupe (E46) 1999-2001 FDB1300 | eBay


    EBC pads

    FRONT EBC ULTIMAX Brake Pads BMW 3 Series 325 Ci Coupe E46 [1998-2006] | eBay

    KINETEX DISCS AND BREMBO PADS

    BMW 320D 320i 320Ci 320Cd 325i E46 FRONT BREMBO PADS KINETIX GROOVED BRAKE DISCS | eBay

    DISCS AND MINTEX PADS DISC ARE FROM A COMPANY CALLED MINTBITZ WHO PRODUCE THERE OWN DISCS.

    BMW 3 Coupe E46 325Ci 00-06 Front Brake Disc+Pads | eBay

    MUTEC DISCS WITH MINTEX PADS

    BMW 3 Coupe E46 325Ci 00-06 Front Brake Disc+Pads | eBay

    MUTEC DISC BLACK EDITION

    BMW E46 Coupe 325Ci 00-06 Front Brake Discs Drilled Grooved Mtec Black Edition | eBay



    What to do you reckon everyone... how good. how ligite. fake or not.... all queries please as much info as possible... many thanks

    chaz
     
     

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    Don't bother with Mintex pads, the general consensus is that they're crap. The same goes for KINETEX and other lesser known brands.

    How about CRN discs (re-machined Pagid discs) with Brembo pads? That's the set up I'm going with and they're a really good price.

    The discs are £60 for either Grooved or Grooved & Drilled. The pads are £30.
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    If you want a proper upgrade I would source some carriers and calipers off a 330 and then put new discs and pads. You will see a huge improvement. I haven't even got really good qualit pads yet and the stopping distance Is so much better with the bigger brakes
     
     

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    Yeah I forgot to post the link of the CRN discs. I was looking at them to, and they seem to be highly rated by everyone on here.

    Which I most probably go with, with the brembo pads, but I was also considering either the ferodo pads or ebc pads as an alternative but not sure if there any better, I mean the links of pads which I posted, cause I know there not the top spec from these named companies but an option and roughly the same price as te brembo's
     
     

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    Brakes, are always a tricky one as you never know how to judge peoples veiws on brakes, given that a slower driver may find one set up absolutly brilliant compared to another who would find them awful.

    I have done many trackdays and ringtrips and have always punished brake set ups, I have I'm please to say finally found one i'm happy with. so my advice would be this,

    Pads

    EBC of any sort, Mintex, are utter crap.....

    Fredo DS2500 are good for spirited road use, light track use, will cope with 2-3 hard 100 plus to 30 manoeuvres
    Pagid Black / Blue are pretty awesome for driving in anger and very good for track use,

    My choice - Carbo tech xp10's, eye balls strain in your sockets, the passenger needs his seatbelt and a grab handle, you need big neck muscles!!

    Discs

    I steer clear of drilled unless exceptional quality, I just crack them after a few 1000miles or less, the drilling weakens them.

    My choice - Brembo solid discs, beacuse they are strong and durable and made from high quality steel.
    Note if discs seem to cheep its because they are!! they will be made from lower quality steel and will warp more easily!!


    Calipurs - you can go all sexy and get some nice 4/6 pot calipurs, there are many on the market.

    I currently run my M3 with standard BMW ones, Brembo discs and carbo teck xp10,
    I was slightly out braked by a GT3 at the ring, but its the best i have found to date and not looking to change
    the B2G time posted was 8.24 as a guide to how hard my brakes were being used.

    ben h
     
     

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