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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #21
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Have you considered 135i brakes? They look quite nice, and i think may be a little bigger than 330 brakes.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:27 AM   #22
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Have you considered 135i brakes? They look quite nice, and i think may be a little bigger than 330 brakes.
The 6 pot 135i brakes are the same ones as the ECS Tuning BBK posted earlier
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:33 AM   #23
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I upgraded my brakes to CSL http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-22...mw-e46-m3.aspx
and aslo changed to Stainless steel brake lines and now my car really stops well. It was money well spent
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #24
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^ wow pretty nice. i'm not sure if i wanna do brakes. if i did it would only be for bling as i don't intend to dedicate track my car. how much was the csl brake kit all up parts + labour?
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:57 AM   #25
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^ wow pretty nice. i'm not sure if i wanna do brakes. if i did it would only be for bling as i don't intend to dedicate track my car. how much was the csl brake kit all up parts + labour?
It was $1800 AUD delivered to my house, but I bought an extra set of brake pads and the stainless steel brake lines. I was lazy and paid some one to fit it all up from me which was $400 which included the brake fluid. If you want your car to really stop this will do it. if your not tracking your car you wont need stainless steel brake lines. I choose the Axxis Metal Masters brake pads as they were recommended and they have heaps less dust than OEM.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #26
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It was $1800 AUD delivered to my house, but I bought an extra set of brake pads and the stainless steel brake lines. I was lazy and paid some one to fit it all up from me which was $400 which included the brake fluid. If you want your car to really stop this will do it. if your not tracking your car you wont need stainless steel brake lines. I choose the Axxis Metal Masters brake pads as they were recommended and they have heaps less dust than OEM.
WOW! just looked up this kit from turner motorsport and it's now $3k? WTF? did they jump from $1.8k to $3k?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:11 PM   #27
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WOW! just looked up this kit from turner motorsport and it's now $3k? WTF? did they jump from $1.8k to $3k?
ECS and UUC are good on price, I got my wilwoods for $900 from UUC
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #28
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"Will 6 pot brakes make a big difference driving the car?"

Yes. Huge.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #29
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Has he decided he is parting out??
Yeah the car is getting pulled apart as we speak!
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:13 AM   #30
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Im looking to spend up to $2,500
You will be able to pick up some quality used Brembos/Alcons/AP for that money. A little stretch further and you can have all 4 corners. These type of things are always coming up for sale in the classifieds section of the forum.

IMO it isn't worth shelling out for a rubbish brand, you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:02 AM   #31
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Does anyone has soft brake pedal feeling after installing BBK?
I have Brembo F50 at the front and SS brake line all around, it feels so soft when I first step on the brake pedal but it firms up when I re-step on it
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:14 AM   #32
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The pedal shouldn't feel soft. It should have a firm pressure all the time. My Brembo kit, and the Alcon kit I have driven with both felt firm from the beginning.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #33
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Will that because the master cylinder isnt big enough? or means sth wrong with my set of BBK?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:26 AM   #34
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Does anyone has soft brake pedal feeling after installing BBK?
I have Brembo F50 at the front and SS brake line all around, it feels so soft when I first step on the brake pedal but it firms up when I re-step on it
You may have some air in the brake line.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #35
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Will that because the master cylinder isnt big enough? or means sth wrong with my set of BBK?
No I doubt there would be anything wrong with a brand new kit, it is probably as NBMW said - air in the lines.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #36
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You may have some air in the brake line.
I actually tried bleeding all 4 corners for 2 times, it seems improves abit after the 2nd time but problem still exists
Mine one is 01' 325, is the master cylinder from 330 bigger than mine?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #37
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Providing the bbk isn't overly huge, it wouldn't have anything to do with the master cylinder. If it got better with one bleed, do it again. It should be obvious from the pedal feel when all the air is out.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:21 AM   #38
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Providing the bbk isn't overly huge, it wouldn't have anything to do with the master cylinder. If it got better with one bleed, do it again. It should be obvious from the pedal feel when all the air is out.
Thanks for your advice, I will squeeze sometimes out and bleed them all again.
btw, is there any special technic for bleeding BBK?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #39
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I'm asking a serious question here, but have you got the calipers on the right way, meaning that the brake nipples are at the top?
Sounds obvious, but I have seen people put the calipers on the wrong side of the car and then wonder why they can't get a good pedal no matter how many times they try to bleed the brakes....

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Old 02-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #40
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I have seen a lot of the nipples pointing down as well but mine are on the top. People do that because Brembo marks the L and R sign on it. If you follow their sign to install the caliper to their way, you are going to have the nipples pointing to the ground.
I think they designed that for reason but it doesn't really make sense to me, so I swap them around and stick to old school style.
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