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Old 03-02-2016, 09:03 AM   #81
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The braided brake lines I had in my previous E30. They say it improves braking a little, since the rubber lines expand and these do not. But even if it was just a placebo, at least the braided brake lines do not age so bad like the rubber ones and last longer. Just for that is worth it...

About the discs brakes is all about the use we give them. There is stuff more focused in track days and stuff more focused in street driving. I always hearded good feedback of Zimmermann discs.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:10 AM   #82
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Since i'm going to the 330ci/330d brakes, i thought i would buy everything new.

Stock brakes: 300mm front, 294mm rear (it does not brake very well, i don't know what kind of pads and disks i have there)

330d/330ci brakes: 325mm front, 320mm, rear (disks + pads all new and braided brake lines)

I'm sure it will make a huge difference

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Old 03-02-2016, 09:13 AM   #83
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I am waiting on your experience with the 330i discs so I can have courag€ and do the same with mine.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:14 AM   #84
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in the end i will spend around 900 euros with everything, but they will be good as new 0 klm or 0 miles

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Old 03-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #85
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BMW had that option too, of drilled discs for 330i/d. See it here:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...MW-330Ci&mg=34
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:22 AM   #86
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One stupid question: In the other day I saw someone in this forum talking about the hand brake shoes being different in our cars and 330i/d because the disc was bigger too. If you see realoem they say that the part nº 7 of this diagram is different of our cars, they only fit the 325ix and the whole 330i/d range.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=34_0768

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Old 03-02-2016, 11:34 AM   #87
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good question, i saw this type of conversion and never saw that issue...

well, probably i will be with no handbrake ahhaha
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:38 AM   #88
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I've been cheking the compability of all parts and it seems the only difference is in the part nº7 itself and also the springs (nº2 in that page above). But i'm sure someone here in the forum will have more experience in that matter.
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:19 PM   #89
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Pedro,

It's true, looks like the rear brakes will be a pain in the ass, i will keep you informed.
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:56 PM   #90
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Thank you, I will appreciate your experience with that!

I also got a new pain in the ass yesterday. Sunny sky and I think it's a good day for some open air driving. Took the hardtop off, raised the soft top to clean it and one of the batwings came out with the plastic broken, leaving the headliner hanging out on that side. Luckily it did not pierced it trough.

I guess I'm going trough every cliché of the E46 cabrio... Now, until the OEM repair kit comes I can't lower the top without risking it piercing the headliner. Oh well, I guess it is a lerning opportunity, we have to see it in the bright side...
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #91
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Do you have photos of that?
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:30 PM   #92
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This photo is not mine, but it is just like this. It stays open, loose, not close to the roof at all. Plastic piece is also broken, but BMW sells that (and the cord, etc) as a repair kit. There is a DIY about it:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=batwings

Some people advice to reinforced used ones with glue on certain points, mine is already too late for that.

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Old 03-06-2016, 02:06 PM   #93
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for now mine is ok.

How much will it cost?
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:10 AM   #94
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Realoem site quotes that repair kit (the only option is for both sides) in about 120$, so in €uros it will be a little less, about 100/110€ in BMW.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:12 AM   #95
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Realoem site quotes that repair kit (the only option is for both sides) in about 120$, so in €uros it will be a little less, about 100/110€ in BMW.
well, its not that expensive!
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:47 PM   #96
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Finally,

Final result of the restoration process




























I can hardly wait to see this mounted on the car!!!
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:52 PM   #97
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They look brand new now! Waiting on the feedback of that
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:00 PM   #98
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Like brand new, 0 klm

before i mount this i think i will do the custom tune
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:15 AM   #99
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how do you like my Spray Booth





The final result!!!

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Old 04-08-2016, 03:02 AM   #100
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nice build thread, man..
and also nice car you got there..
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