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Old 05-29-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Rotors

Hey guys,


It's about time I get my rotors changed and I was wondering where to get the best ones for an e36 would be? It's for a 97 328i if that makes a difference. I remember reading somewhere that M3's have a different kind of rotor or something. Whats the difference between the two anyways and would it be better if I got that conversion done rather than just getting new 328 specific ones?

Any input is appreciated.

Oh, and just to toss in as well, I'm in the market for some new lug nuts as well since my current ones are in horrendous shape. Anyone know the specifics of the 328i nuts and where I could get some new ones?
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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To convert to M3 front brakes, you will need the spindles, carriers, calipers and then pads and rotors. This is a big upgrade in braking.

talk to euroguy for the parts
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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i can get you a set of drilled rotors for 328 plated so it wont rust 220 for a set,have it in my car still shiny
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:10 AM   #4
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get regular brembo blanks and some good pads. Cross drilled rotors will actually increase your stopping distances, and are a performance DOWNGRADE. Stainless lines and a good quality fluid flush will also greatly improve your braking.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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Where would I go about finding some new Brembo's locally? Would I be able to pick some up from somewhere like Canadian Tire or is there anywhere special you need to go? I've never replaced rotors before and know nothing about them other than the fact that my current ones are rusted to hell.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #7
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I always order my rotors from autopartsway.ca (brembo blanks)
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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another brake improving mod I've always had on my lengthy "to do" list is swapping out the rear solid REAR rotors of the 325/328i/is for that of the 328iC models which are fitted with thicker vented rotors and slightly larger diameter pistons in the calipers which will improve braking moderately but are more cost effective than other options.
I think it would be a nice match with the upgraded front M3 brake rotors, calipers, spindles etc. as mentioned above. It saves you some $$$ from having to replace rear trailing arms and such to do the M3 brake swap in the rear and will help over the stock rear brakes. which would be a less than ideal combination with M3 front brakes.
i priced it out a few years back and I'm pretty sure it came in around $300 to do the rotors/calipers/pads with aftermarket replacement parts.
just something to think about.
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