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Old 03-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #41
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sorry to hijack but im just wondering i got a 320 ci facelift coupe and wanted to know what is the biggest rotor i can go?
will i need to change my calipers ?
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #42
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All depends on your wheels and the inner rim diameter.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #43
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They are 19 x 8.5 csl 's
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #44
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Still won't be getting any bigger without changing calipers.
(inserts "that's what she said" comment here)
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:11 AM   #45
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When bleeding brakes make sure you do the corner furthest from the brake master cylinder first, followed by second furthest etc...

EG: Brake master cylinder is near the drivers door in the engine bay, you should do rear-left, rear-right, front-left, front-right.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #46
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135i brakes aka. BMW Performance brakes from the E9X (as linked on the ECS site) aka BMW 6 pot Brembos are very good street brakes, good for occasional track use, but for lots of track use I wouldn't recommend them. The pistons in them are prone to cracking under high heat too.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:56 AM   #47
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Brake upgrades are all fine and dandy, but more importantly, ensure that you have some decent rubber. That will have more of an effect than brakes when it comes to pulling up quickly.
Best advice given so far. Large brakes can only pull up as much rubber will allow it to. Bigger and more ventilated brakes just help reduce brake fade when consistently pushed hard.

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Are you going to track the car? If not just upgrade to some M3 brakes and save yourself a whole lot of money. Pads and discs will be cheaper in the long run too.
This is also good advice. Quality rubber and Tire width is more important.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #48
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #49
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Is this for $750 alright?
Porsche 996 calipers brake kit
Yeah this is a popular upgrade. Good price too! I'm still looking to get a set and thinking I'll get the ecs set.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #50
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I think I have those on my rears, pretty nice calliper..great price for $750.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #51
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Is this for $750 alright?
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Very good price, make sure you will clean the pistons and check if any leak before you use them,

What's the rotors size? I hope they don't look the same as stock. yes you will see how different between stock brake 1piston vs 4 pistons. if you need any help i'm happy too
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #52
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Very good price, make sure you will clean the pistons and check if any leak before you use them,

What's the rotors size? I hope they don't look the same as stock. yes you will see how different between stock brake 1piston vs 4 pistons. if you need any help i'm happy too
No the rotors are huge. I was tol by the guy who i bought them from to buy hawk pads and racing fluid as well otherwise it would be a waste.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #53
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #54
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^ yours Mitch? wow nice. I need a BBK...
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^ yours Mitch? wow nice. I need a BBK...
yep, same setup as Johnca!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #56
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yep, same setup as Johnca!
Nice. Mind PM'ing me where you got it from and how much? Thanks.
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No the rotors are huge. I was tol by the guy who i bought them from to buy hawk pads and racing fluid as well otherwise it would be a waste.
Not to sound negative, but unless your racing your car. Their a waste anyways, unless your just after the look. In which case no need to get anything better than stock pads and fluid. What size rotors are they?
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wow.. for once the australians are answering an American, whos posted in the Aus section, without telling to F**K OFF ..

Good job !!

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Old 10-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #59
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wow.. for once the australians are answering an American, whos posted in the Aus section, without telling to F**K OFF ..

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F**K OFF ygo...
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #60
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wow.. for once the australians are answering an American, whos posted in the Aus section, without telling to F**K OFF ..

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It's ok bro I'm sure Australians have better answers than others that's why he posted here ...^^
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