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AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby Jeff » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:40 pm

I'm looking for ideas for upgrading the front brakes on an E46. I have a Subaru 330mm AP 6 pot front kit that I was going to utilise the calipers and discs from with new bells and brackets but doubting if it would be easier (cheaper) to use a standard BMW disc with one of the Porsche caliper adaptor brackets that are readily available on eBay etc. What are other people using or what would you recommend?
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby bruvs1 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:50 pm

Porsche brakes work well, we use them with bmw discs, e46 m3 fronts, 330d rears? I think?,!
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:17 pm

Jeff wrote:I'm looking for ideas for upgrading the front brakes on an E46. I have a Subaru 330mm AP 6 pot front kit that I was going to utilise the calipers and discs from with new bells and brackets but doubting if it would be easier (cheaper) to use a standard BMW disc with one of the Porsche caliper adaptor brackets that are readily available on eBay etc. What are other people using or what would you recommend?



i use them on the front with AP on the rear... they work VERY well.

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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby Jeff » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:11 pm

Thanks guys, do you use a specific Porsche caliper? I would like to have six pots on the front, just for the bling factor lol :oops:
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby welshpug » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:56 am

im sure the subaru AP's will be just as good, bonus you already have them
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:58 am

Jeff wrote:Thanks guys, do you use a specific Porsche caliper? I would like to have six pots on the front, just for the bling factor lol :oops:



haha, no

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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby avtovaz » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:54 pm

sure they are not 996.352.421 and 996.352.422
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:47 pm

avtovaz wrote:sure they are not 996.352.421 and 996.352.422


No they are the smaller rear ones
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby Adam Gardner » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:58 pm

Im glad this topic has popped up. Had a porsche cayman in for a service and some brakes last week and was eyeing the calipers up for my e30.
I was thinking of using the rear calipers on the front of mine, i will be using 15 inch wheels and these dropped over the porsches rear brakes easily.
Avto do you use these on the front of your compact?
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby avtovaz » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:20 pm

mrfuzzyfelts wrote:
avtovaz wrote:sure they are not 996.352.421 and 996.352.422


No they are the smaller rear ones


i dont know of anyone using those ones i was told to stay away from them! But obviously they work! the info was wrong.
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby avtovaz » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:20 pm

Adam Gardner wrote:Im glad this topic has popped up. Had a porsche cayman in for a service and some brakes last week and was eyeing the calipers up for my e30.
I was thinking of using the rear calipers on the front of mine, i will be using 15 inch wheels and these dropped over the porsches rear brakes easily.
Avto do you use these on the front of your compact?


I do but i have 15" with big offset, they ONLY JUST fit.
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Re: AP / Brembo / Porsche brake upgrades

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:41 am

avtovaz wrote:
mrfuzzyfelts wrote:
avtovaz wrote:sure they are not 996.352.421 and 996.352.422


No they are the smaller rear ones


i dont know of anyone using those ones i was told to stay away from them! But obviously they work! the info was wrong.


Only because most people want to run 15" wheels

I run 18" so they fit
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