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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-18-2004, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know what front brakes i could fit to an E21 316 to improve it's stopping power?? Maybe from a E30 325i??

It has already had a rear disc upgrade (from what i've no idea).
I'll be getting some larger wheels, probably 15's (as it has 13" 4 spoke revolutions on it at present).

The current front disc's are warped, which isn't helping things, but i would like better brakes. Has anyone tried anything similar??
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if you can get brackets made you can fit almost any brake on there. for example, over on the audiworld forums a guy has porsche 993t monoblocks on his car with x-drilled/slotted porsche rotors with custom hats. its all about the $$. but im sure with some reseach you can prob find a calliper on stock car that would be an upgrade on your car. for serious stuff (that comes in kits) check out wilwood. excellent brakes. what type of calliper does your car come with stock do you know?
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Some ATE power disk rotars for the front add a nice bite. If you dont care about how long your pads (or in this case your rotors) last then get some mintex red box brake pads. Also if you can find out if you have the same brake booster as a 84 and up you can put a booster from a 7 series on it.
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Anybody here have tried some steel braded brake lines???
does it help a little .... I guess its helps more for the "brake feeling"
than the "brake power" right?
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Willwood Brakes you say...... Like these you mean!!!! with braided hoses too!!



Like what i've got fitted to this baby B)
(My Vauxhall Calibra 16V for those of you accross the pond in the ol' U S of A!!)



Not gonna fit some to the bimmer cos they set me back 600!!! (around $800-900!!!!) and with it being a second car i've not got a huge modifying budget!!

Braided hoses do make a difference, but more to pedal feel than anything else.
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Hey Fox, sorry if i'm being stoopider than the offspring of a village idiot and a TV weather girl, but WTF is a brake booster????
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