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Old 01-21-2014, 03:36 AM   #1
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braking options for a non bmw powered 318i

Iv got an e46 318i that I'm currently doing an engine swap on (yes I'm aware that sacreligous in most peoples books on this forum) I was just curious about what I could do for brakes. Should I keep the e46 booster and master cylinder and possibly try and make the abs work with a non bmw computer then use m3 brakes front and rear or is it not worth the effort of trying to use the bmw abs module.
Another option iv been contemplating is running a toyota master cylinder and booster (tried s13 but hits on the shock tower) and making new lines without abs. Not having abs doesn't concern me as it can be modplated without it.
Any help would be great.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:21 AM   #3
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2jz ge+t, r154 gearbox, pro efi na+t computer, precission billet 6765 single turbo (diff will be swapped with an m3 rear, coilovers to cope with the added weight etc just trying to get all the fabrication stuff sorted before it gets resprayed.

Basicly what I'm wondering is. It possible to keep abs on a non bmw powered bmw. Or would it be a better bet to just remove the abs all together by changing the original lines to run a Y piece(splitter) to each side of the car thus eliminating it all together

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