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Old 04-30-2005, 12:38 AM   #31
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The back rotors I am having problems with, as they are stuck to the hubs with SuperRustGlue....argh. I am going to have them done by a local BM shop here. Very good place in Orlando.
You did release the parking brake, right? Gotta give it some whacks with a dead blow hammer before giving up.
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:37 AM   #32
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haha ... i was JUST going to say the same thing steven rotate the rotor with the parking brake off and whack the back side with the dead blow hammer, it'll come off. just did this when disassembling to replace the parking brake cables (a small hell within a much larger one). don't give up before buying a cheap dead blow hammer and whacking it good a few times.
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:49 PM   #33
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I think this was posted earlier, but if I get M front brakes would it be direct bolt on like the 325 or would I have to modify? Would it be best to forget about the M brakes and just get the 325?
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:46 AM   #34
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from what i remember of others, you also need the M spindles.
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:24 PM   #35
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If I upgrade to 325i rotors and calipers, should I order stainless steel hoses for a 318ti? I'm assuming the 318ti and 325i hoses only differ in length, not in the size of the fittings, but wanted to make sure before ordering.

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Old 10-30-2005, 11:54 PM   #36
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318ti and 325i front are the same, but you need the 318ti rears, so order the 318ti set.
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:35 PM   #37
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I just finished my upgrade to the 325 fronts, and I must say, IT IS GOOD! I can stop much quicker now. I've got a shimmy that gets worse with speed, but I think that's my alignment. I'm taking it to a friendly mechanic tomorrow to make sure I did everything right and tightened up everything properly.
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:16 AM   #38
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Just did my 328 front brake upgrade today. I put vented brembo blanks, pbr pads, new sensor, and 328 calipers all for $170. It was an easy, cheap, and great mod. The only problem I had was the passenger rotor which was rusted and stuck to the hub, but I got it out. Anyone have that problem?
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:18 AM   #39
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Just did my 328 front brake upgrade today. I put vented brembo blanks, pbr pads, new sensor, and 328 calipers all for $190. It was an easy, cheap, and great mod. The only problem I had was the passenger rotor which was rusted and stuck to the hub, but I got it out. Anyone have that problem?
yeah ... couple whacks with a dead blow hammer (or rubber mallet) usually gets it off.
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i was thinking about getting this........is this a good buy? http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=484611
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What is the size of the front rotor and caliper of the 325/328?
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The E36 325/328 front rotor is: 286x22 mm

The E46 325/328 front rotor is: 300x22 mm

They all use the same calipers, but with different carriers to accomodate the different rotor diameters.
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I didn't know they used the same caliper, thought the e46 325 was bigger. 54/22 is the e46 and im assuming the e36 is the same? So is there much of a braking difference between the them with a slighty bigger rotor?
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I think the difference will be heat dissipation.
I still run 325/328 vented rotors and have absolutely no braking problems.
Next week I'm going to try to get my cooling ducts installed.
That should make my pads last longer.
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what brake ducts are you going with?
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