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Old 10-01-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
TJe46M3
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Need advice on suspension and brake upgrades for e46 M3

Hi everyone! I am new member of the E46Fanatics. I think this site is great and the camaraderie between fellow car enthusiasts is terrific.

Anyway, I was hoping for some advice on suspension and brake upgrades for my car (2004 M3 6sp coupe). I plan on tracking it often next year, but it's still my daily driver. I recently purchased SSR Competition 18 inch wheels with Hoosier tires. I thought the next logical step would be to upgrade the brakes and suspension.

For brakes, I was considering:

1. 355mm x 32 mm Front Brembo kit

2. 355mm x 32 mm Front StopTech kit

3. Dinan has 380mm x 32mm Front Brembo kit (slotted rotors)

all of the above are 4 piston calipers

I wanted to know if slotted or drilled were better rotors.

Also are 4 piston calipers good enough for tracking? (I saw a forum with someone who had 6 piston calipers).

Also, I was thinking of just getting the front brakes upgraded for now because of the large expense, and getting the rear brakes installed next year. Is this ok to do?


For suspension, I was considering:

1. Dinan stage 3 (Koni brand)

2. Bilstein coil overs

What do you guys think?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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