Brake bias - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld

Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld
Have some questions about suspension or brake setups for your E46 BMW? Get all your answers here!
Sponsored by BimmerWorld

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-15-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
Starvega
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Usa
Posts: 213
My Ride: 323i
Brake bias

Has anyone successfully adjusted brake bias on the e46 without going to a completely aftermarket setup?
With the car on coilovers, the factory bias feels absolutely horrible. It's obvious that the rear is doing almost nothing and i have no confidence at this point even trying to take the car to a track.
My last street/track car i had about a 55/45 split and it was by far the best braking car I've ever owned or driven. I'm just wanting to get close to that feeling with the e46 without spending a fortune.
Starvega is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 07-15-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
SK330ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Everywhere USA
Posts: 1,019
My Ride: 02 330ci w/ 3 Pedals
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starvega View Post
Has anyone successfully adjusted brake bias on the e46 without going to a completely aftermarket setup?
With the car on coilovers, the factory bias feels absolutely horrible. It's obvious that the rear is doing almost nothing and i have no confidence at this point even trying to take the car to a track.
My last street/track car i had about a 55/45 split and it was by far the best braking car I've ever owned or driven. I'm just wanting to get close to that feeling with the e46 without spending a fortune.
E46 cars don't normally have this problem, what coilovers do you have and what are the spring rates? What front and rear brake pads do you have?
__________________


Mods: Header, CAI, Shark, Koni Sport Struts, Rob43 9 Way Shocks, Big Sway Bar, Special Lowering Springs, 3.38 Diff, PFC Z-Pads, 75 Shot Of N20

E46 M3's are just tasty snacks i eat for lunch.

Last edited by SK330ci; 07-15-2017 at 06:51 PM.
SK330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
Starvega
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Usa
Posts: 213
My Ride: 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by SK330ci View Post
E46 cars don't normally have this problem, what coilovers do you have and what are the spring rates? What front and rear brake pads do you have?
Coilovers are just fk's. I got them because they had low spring rates and i wanted a comfortable street coilover.
Not sure what the pads are, it's been a few years since i put them on. Pretty sure they're just parts store pads front and rear. The fact that they might be mismatched did cross my mind. I was hoping someone could verify that having different pads front and rear could cause a noticeable problem..
Starvega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2017, 11:10 PM   #4
SK330ci
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Everywhere USA
Posts: 1,019
My Ride: 02 330ci w/ 3 Pedals
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starvega View Post
Coilovers are just fk's. I got them because they had low spring rates and i wanted a comfortable street coilover.
Not sure what the pads are, it's been a few years since i put them on. Pretty sure they're just parts store pads front and rear. The fact that they might be mismatched did cross my mind. I was hoping someone could verify that having different pads front and rear could cause a noticeable problem..
Different or low quality pads can definitely cause this problem, so can low priced coilovers.

Buy these and bed them in, then bleed brakes.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1124670
__________________


Mods: Header, CAI, Shark, Koni Sport Struts, Rob43 9 Way Shocks, Big Sway Bar, Special Lowering Springs, 3.38 Diff, PFC Z-Pads, 75 Shot Of N20

E46 M3's are just tasty snacks i eat for lunch.
SK330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.