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Old 03-07-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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Opinions on new brakes

hey guys, Im looking for a new brake kit for my 2000 323.. Im not looking to spend more then 750-1500 on a full kit depending on how quality the product is.. Let me know if you see any good deals or something! Thanks

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Old 03-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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anyone?

come on guys, I know someone here has to have a nice aftermarket cross drilled brake kit or something.. Im just looking for make and model numbers.. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:44 AM   #3
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i have a 323ci got PBR deluxe recently and hate them. they are so annoying they make so much sound when they are cold.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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EBC pads and rotors are really good. I would go with red pads in the fronts and green pads in the rears. You can order them from Bimmersport or JRP.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #5
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Ebc

hey ill have to check out that brand, I know when I had my e36 I had some zimmermans and I was gonna get bremos but ended up selling my car. The zimmers were pretty good for the price I paid for them and I bought the kit for 6-7 bills of ebay plus shipping.. Im looking for something of quality that doesnt squeak and also I wont be driving this car during the winter anymore so if theres special breaks that work better in the summer that would be tight but i doubt that? Thanks
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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Hi Tom,

You might be interested in our Performance brake package for your car.

http://www.corner73.com/product_info...roducts_id=269

You get all 4 Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors, Pagid/Jurid pads for the front and rear, the 2 pad sensors for $640.

Otherwise, here are our other brake packages:

http://www.corner73.com/index.php?cPath=21_44

We can also create a custom package with your choice of rotors and pads.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 03-13-2008, 10:36 AM   #7
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save urself the hassel and just upgrade to 330 fronts and 328 back u will see the difference is stopping power.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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Don't get cross drilled as they do tend to crack.

If you aren't going to track your car, I would just get stock replacement rotors with a good set of pads.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #9
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From personal experience, the Zimmerman rotors tend to bend so easily. Get the brembo ones.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #10
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From personal experience, the Zimmerman rotors tend to bend so easily. Get the brembo ones.
It must have been bad luck because Zimmerman rotors are very high quality. They are OE manufacturers and I have never heard of them warping or bending.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
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umm I dont think its bad luck. yes I know zimmermans are what bimmers come with. Ive hard zimmermans 3 times and during those 3 times they warped. Im running brembos now and it's fine.
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umm I dont think its bad luck. yes I know zimmermans are what bimmers come with. Ive hard zimmermans 3 times and during those 3 times they warped. Im running brembos now and it's fine.
Very surprising.

What kind of pads were you using?
What kind of pads are you using now?

Did you change anything else than the rotors?
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:25 AM   #13
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I was using the dustless pads first, forgot which one , then oem pads, now im running the dustless pads forgot which pads, greens I think?
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:58 AM   #14
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hey guys, Im looking for a new brake kit for my 2000 323.. Im not looking to spend more then 750-1500 on a full kit depending on how quality the product is.. Let me know if you see any good deals or something! Thanks

Tom
i had a 2000 323i and i bought the brembo crossdrilled rotors with the pbr pads and the sensors for just under 500 bucks, they looked nice and performed wicked. i cant wait for my brakes on my 5er to go so i can replace them with the brembo and pbr again... its up to you, also the brembo look like mini m5 brakes same exact style
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:41 AM   #15
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Tom the suggestion above of 330 fronts is a good one. You should be able to pick-up the carrier/caliper cheaply and these are basically the same as M3 brakes - even use the same pad. Unless you are going to go racing, I've yet to see the performance advantage of a big break kit for the street. Put the money you save into a set of summer tires instead

I would also recommend a good brake-pad. Personally, I like the Carbo-tech line-up. For the street I'd go with the Bobcat's.
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