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jra 09-25-2010 08:04 PM

uuc wilwood bbk
getting closer to pulling the trigger on a bbk. really like the wilwood kit as Im on a budget and I'm looking to buy a front kit first then pick up a rear kit closer to summer and install together. my only concern is the the 325 mm rotor. I would really like something a little larger (Im running 19's) anyone have any suggestions on alternatives? My budget is around 1700 for a front kit. thanks

bigjae1976 09-25-2010 11:22 PM

Are you worried about looks? If you want a kit to fill out your 19" wheels, the UUC kit is definitely not the right kit for you. The caliper won't be anywhere close to the inside of the wheel.

hi its me alec 09-26-2010 12:42 AM


:dunno: They're really nice brakes, and stop well. Consequently they're probably the ugliest setup on the market. I don't really like how the calipers sit diagonally instead of straight up and down; but I do like the look overall (especially compared to stock.) But I bought them because they were a budget braking upgrade with big results.

bigjae1976 09-26-2010 03:48 AM

Do you have the 6 or 4 piston front?

To the OP...I'd stick with the 4 piston front unless you plan to put your OEM wheels back on and refuse to run spacers. I have the 6pot front calipers and it is a PIA to find pads. Everyone does make the 7420 pad in a 20mm thickness for the 4 pot caliper...hard to find the 7416 pad for the 6 pot.

Both the 4 and 6 piston kits have the same pad shape...the 4 piston kit uses a 4mm thicker pad.

If any track time is in yourr future, DEFINITELY get the 4 piston kit for the front.

jra 09-26-2010 09:47 AM

thaks for the replies. looks are a concern and eventhough I dont track the car I want to put on quallity parts. since this will be somewhat of a project divided into several purchases could i pickup a used brembo/stoptech m or non m e46 kit and purchase applicable parts the z4?

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