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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Swapped in front and rear 330i brakes

The 325xi, with it's larger, 330 style, rear brake shoes makes for a plug and play 330i brake swap.

I swapped calipers, carriers pads and rotors all the way around and did a pressure bleed with ate at200 brake fluid (yellow version of superblue, which is what my car had in it)- awesome results in pedal feel and brake bite. Can't wait to give it a bit of a work out in mountain roads.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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I need to do a pressure bleed on my brakes soon, have a really floppy brake pedal and everyone knows a stiff one is better than a floppy one.

With winter coming up, I might just go get it done somewhere. It's getting rather cold outside to put the car up on stands.

I have no need to install the 330 brake system though.
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So the 325xi has the same emergency brake shoes as the 330i? - allowing you to transfer over all the F & R 330i brake parts in your post.
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So the 325xi has the same emergency brake shoes as the 330i? - allowing you to transfer over all the F & R 330i brake parts in your post.
Yeah, this is why 325xi and 325i rear rotors are different
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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