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    my 320i vert 1996 model is an m3 lookey likey but one of the giveaways is the lil brakes behind the 19s how easy is the conversion does the m3 use the same hubs etc, what size are the m3 discs
     
     

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    You will need to replace the front struts as well. I fitted my M3 brakes with my 318is setup and the wheels ended up sitting too far forward (almost Touching)

    I found when I fitted the coilovers that the holes are very slightly offset
     
     

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    will have to check mine forst then as the suspension has been upgraded with eibach gear but im not sure wether it is just springs or the full lot will have to have a lookie
     
     

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    the 330i/d coincidentaly uses 330mm discs.
    may be an option for you
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    are the 330 brakes different sized to the 320ci e46
     
     

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    afaik all other 6 cylinder models use the 300mm discs...330mm on the 3 litres (petrol and diesel) and M3's
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    so that meens the 328i can convert straight into M3 brakes? this was going to be a question for me next month when i convert mine..
    i want my 328i aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
     

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    umm actually i'm mistaking the op's car for an e46...best following ryms advice for e36's :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    umm actually i'm mistaking the op's car for an e46...best following ryms advice for e36's :(
    You were right to begin with 330 brakes will fit an E36 - you need the disks, calipers and caliper carriers. Some people also change their master cylinder to the M3 3L at the same time.

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    Better brakes are always a good thing but remember also that, whether we are talking about stopping or going, it costs a lot of time and expense to achieve the same effect as the weight reduction of taking the toolbox out of the boot!


    (When I had a 500 kilo car I could do 1.7g stops!)
     
     

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