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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Feb-04-2014, 05:50:54 AM   #1
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Default Brembo GT brake kit

I love my e46 M3 to death, but i have never been satisfied with the breake feel, that feels less responsive and "swampy" to me.

Anyone that have gone for upgrades? What are the expirience on road and track?

Looking at Bremo GT breake kit in a mid size for use on a daily driver that goes to the nurburgring a couple times pr. year.

Please advice, gurus! ;-)
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Default Re: Brembo GT breake kit

When is the last time you changed your brake fluid? Which fluid? Which pads are you using?

> Change to braided brake lines and flush your fluid.


This car doesn't need a BBK.
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Old Tue, Feb-04-2014, 06:16:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Brembo GT breake kit

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When is the last time you changed your brake fluid? Which fluid? Which pads are you using?

> Change to braided brake lines and flush your fluid.


This car doesn't need a BBK.
Plus one on that! Aside from what Alan said the addition of nice floating rotors such as racing brake or performance friction will be more than you ever need.
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Old Tue, Feb-04-2014, 07:30:24 AM   #4
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When is the last time you changed your brake fluid? Which fluid? Which pads are you using?

> Change to braided brake lines and flush your fluid.


This car doesn't need a BBK.
yes it does

i agree with your rec
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I installed Brembo bbk 6piston355mm front 4piston rear IT stops like crazy and love the look before buying the stock 18" would not fit I bought 19" BBS CH
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Default Re: Brembo GT breake kit

You can get away with pads/lines/rotors/fluids.

But... I freaking love my Brembos. Pads and rotors last a long time, pedal feel is way improved, pad swaps take minutes (4 piston kit, longer if you get a 6 piston kit), and unsprung rotating mass is reduced.

... And I used to get fade on hard street (mountain) driving with the stock brakes, but didn't want to run track pads on the street.
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It sounds like something is wrong with your brakes. Have them bled with a diag device that will bleed the ABS unit, with a complete fluid exchange, make sure pads and rotors are at least OE quality, THEN see if you feel the need for an upgrade.
I'm not against upgrades, just sounds like something isn't right with your stock setup. I do like my RacingBrake setup; can't speak to the Brembos.

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I love my e46 M3 to death, but i have never been satisfied with the breake feel, that feels less responsive and "swampy" to me.

Anyone that have gone for upgrades? What are the expirience on road and track?

Looking at Bremo GT breake kit in a mid size for use on a daily driver that goes to the nurburgring a couple times pr. year.

Please advice, gurus! ;-)
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It sounds like something is wrong with your brakes. Have them bled with a diag device that will bleed the ABS unit, with a complete fluid exchange, make sure pads and rotors are at least OE quality, THEN see if you feel the need for an upgrade.
I'm not against upgrades, just sounds like something isn't right with your stock setup. I do like my RacingBrake setup; can't speak to the Brembos.

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no get a BBK, stock brakes suck. anyone who believes stock brakes are acceptable, has never driven anything retarded by Brembo or AP
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no get a BBK, stock brakes suck. anyone who believes stock brakes are acceptable, has never driven anything retarded by Brembo or AP
Hell of a first post.
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Hell of a first post.
I try to make an impact

I been around "M"'s for about 15 years, just recently discovered the e46m3 as a gem..... so I thought I would join.

To elaborate, I used to track an E30M3 a lot, and spent thousands testing disks, pads and any manner of fluids and pipes, and one day I installed a set of Brembo's. I would have save a lot of money if I had just done that in the first place and not tried to cheapskate it.

You will never really understand how incredibly a non-sliding caliper, multi piston brake slows you down, until you try it, after that breaking simply becomes a side
issue, not to be worried about.
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