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pacey
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brake upgrade m43

Post by pacey » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 13:25

I want upgrade my front brakes..

what i need if i want upgrade on e46 330i brakes?


thanks :)

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BladeRunner919
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 20:10

What are you trying to achieve with the upgrade?

pacey
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by pacey » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 21:38

BladeRunner919 wrote:What are you trying to achieve with the upgrade?
i have a lot plans...one is m engine 8-) because i want big brakes :D
i have a lot parts from stronger model(rear axle, drive shaft), coilovers..
next are brakes, than engine 8-)
Zedonist wrote:The 1.9 discs are smaller diameter and are not vented, so I guess a swap to e46 or z3 2.8 / 3.0 will give a larger rotor and vents that will improve braking, I am doing this in the new year, just got to source the calipers and discs for renovation, and fiment should be a straight swap and bleed of he system. A couple of members have already done this.
yes i know for that...

but in realoem z3 1.9(m43 118hp)
have differently front calipers(only :evil: ),

because i think go on front 330i brakes 8-)

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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by gookah » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 22:30

This is what I did, see towards the bottom of the thread....

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 32&t=34086

Used 6 cylinder brakes (2.0/2.2/2.8) Had to change the carriers, discs and callipers.
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by gookah » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 16:05

Zedonist wrote:Spot on Gookah, thanks for posting, will help for me anyway,question, how do you find your HU?

No problem, glad it is of use.

Re the head unit, It is a nice unit, and nice sound, but there are a few niggles, one is the lack of info on the screen,
you get about 8 characters on two lines to determine the track name, artist etc, and it isn't really enough, and scrolling takes ages - trying to read and drive? not the best.
Also slow to scroll through song titles, they start playing before the description comes up.
Oh and the sub pre-outs tend to make a droning noise on my sub, I had to use the high pass connection for my sub to get around this.
I have two of these units at present and they both show the same niggles.
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I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

pacey
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by pacey » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 17:50

thank you all guys...

i found in Croatia from e46 328, same as z3 3.0

brake disc(2000km pass) 300mm, brake caliper + carrier(both) for 55euro :D

for 2 days i will go for them

pacey
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by pacey » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 18:53

Zedonist wrote:Wow that is a good price, was that ebay?
no,

i was ask on croatian forum for buying set, and thats offer :)

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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by g8jka » Tue 27 Nov, 2012 11:02

I have upgraded to 300mm brakes on the front, from the standard 286mm found on the 6 cylinder models (see my journal).

I only had to change the carriers and discs, as the calipers are the same across the 6 cylinder models so they were already there on mine and pads are the same on both 4 and 6 cylinder models meaning you could use your current pads. Probably be worth changing the fluid whilst your doing the swap but it is fairly simple and a relatively cheap upgrade and definitely worth while.
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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by COCO » Tue 01 Oct, 2019 00:42

g8jka wrote:
Tue 27 Nov, 2012 11:02
I have upgraded to 300mm brakes on the front, from the standard 286mm found on the 6 cylinder models (see my journal).

I only had to change the carriers and discs, as the calipers are the same across the 6 cylinder models so they were already there on mine and pads are the same on both 4 and 6 cylinder models meaning you could use your current pads. Probably be worth changing the fluid whilst your doing the swap but it is fairly simple and a relatively cheap upgrade and definitely worth while.
Hi, I want to do the 300mm upgrade as well is it worth it?
How do you find it raported to stock brakes? What carriers did u use?
Thank you

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Re: brake upgrade m43

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Wed 02 Oct, 2019 22:14

I’ve lots of vented 6 cylinder 286mm brake upgrade kits (callipers and carriers) .

Pm for details
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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