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Old 02-29-2004, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a difference between the 318 and 325/328 brakes. I'm thinking about a 328 swap into my 318 and I'm wondering what I should do with my brakes.
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Old 03-01-2004, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is none, unless one had the sport package.
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there is none, unless one had the sport package.
Oh, well M3 brake calipers are different, right?
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forget wasting big money on M3 calipers and discs.... If you are that serious about getting more Brake power get the Gran Turismo set from Brembo..... They start at like $1,400 for a complete set of:

8 piston calipers
14" 2 peice cross drilled discs
2 pairs of sickass brake pads
and all the mounting hardware necessary so you can have some sick stopping power and even some track use...
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forget wasting big money on M3 calipers and discs.... If you are that serious about getting more Brake power get the Gran Turismo set from Brembo..... They start at like $1,400 for a complete set of:

8 piston calipers
14" 2 peice cross drilled discs
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and all the mounting hardware necessary so you can have some sick stopping power and even some track use...
Well, I'm not that serious about upgrading my brakes. I just wanted to know if there were some cheap options for bigger brakes. Are the M3 brakes bigger than a 318's? Would they bolt right up?
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hey dude keep my updated on your progess and what u are doing! i want to do the same swaP! how much you getthe engine for?

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the m3 does have better brakes, but as said you would find a much greater gain when compared to the cost. Adding x-drilled rotors and some high performance pads would give you better stopping power anyway.
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i went n got a power drill n tried to make my own x drill rotors after 2 weeks there was hairline cracks everywhere, and it wasnt that much of a difference, i also changed teh pads to bendix ultimate. go and get the porsche brakes. it will guarantee that the pads will be avaiable at every dealer
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i went n got a power drill n tried to make my own x drill rotors after 2 weeks there was hairline cracks everywhere, and it wasnt that much of a difference, i also changed teh pads to bendix ultimate. go and get the porsche brakes. it will guarantee that the pads will be avaiable at every dealer
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