(Relatively) Low cost Big Brake Kit (BBK) for the non 35i E89s

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Post by jenniferlouise » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:20 pm

Pbondar wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:59 am They just need to go to the DCS sub system and tick / add the option for performance brakes..that will then toggle the other DCS options and change some of the more obscure parameters..

You may want to drive it before changing it and then afterwards just to see the difference?

A lot of these things are personal tastes..
So I’ve had a helpful chat with local BMW specialist Bartlett’s. It’s satisfying that they remember my M3 of several years ago. Damian Bartlett has given me a good price to supply and fit the front upgrade using 34110444738. Suggested this is more economical than after market option such as Brembo… he’s also aware of the settings change which will be needed, which is helpful. It was mentioned that some customers talk of softer feeling brake pedal when the BBK is added, prob due to a change in effort. So your advice about testing and trying is sound.

Anyway, it’s booked in with Bartlett’s for next Thursday!!

https://bartlett-auto.com/

If it all goes wrong, on Friday I will have a BMW front brake kit for sale on here… :( Pictures will follow…

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Post by jenniferlouise » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:23 pm

john-e89 wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:00 pm
Pbondar wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:52 pm Reference the 'blocks' on the end of the BBK..

https://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213914
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Post by Pbondar » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:22 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:20 pm
Pbondar wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:59 am They just need to go to the DCS sub system and tick / add the option for performance brakes..that will then toggle the other DCS options and change some of the more obscure parameters..

You may want to drive it before changing it and then afterwards just to see the difference?

A lot of these things are personal tastes..
So I’ve had a helpful chat with local BMW specialist Bartlett’s. It’s satisfying that they remember my M3 of several years ago. Damian Bartlett has given me a good price to supply and fit the front upgrade using 34110444738. Suggested this is more economical than after market option such as Brembo… he’s also aware of the settings change which will be needed, which is helpful. It was mentioned that some customers talk of softer feeling brake pedal when the BBK is added, prob due to a change in effort. So your advice about testing and trying is sound.

Anyway, it’s booked in with Bartlett’s for next Thursday!!

https://bartlett-auto.com/

If it all goes wrong, on Friday I will have a BMW front brake kit for sale on here… :( Pictures will follow…
Splendid…it will be fine..you will be impressed with the feel n bite of the 6 pot :thumbsup:
2012 E89 N20 MSport Auto Atacama Yellow Fully Loaded plus some..details here.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yqrmrnxmh7tq6 ... e.pdf?dl=0

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Post by jenniferlouise » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:17 pm

Hi Pbondar I’ve dropped you an updated DM today. Please let me know if you’ve got it. My account is showing it as Outbox (1) which makes me nervous of it’s whereabouts. A

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Post by Pbondar » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:29 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:17 pm Hi Pbondar I’ve dropped you an updated DM today. Please let me know if you’ve got it. My account is showing it as Outbox (1) which makes me nervous of it’s whereabouts. A
Hello been away working for a few days..back home,…I’ve got your PM thnx..will send some pictures of the rear brakes this weekend to your email address.. :thumbsup:
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Post by jenniferlouise » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:33 am

Big day today.. having the front OEM brake upgrade fitted to my 23i by Bartlett’s in Huntingdon, Cambs. This is the …738 part specific for the 330i (I believe) which has been recommended here (and elsewhere) for the Z4. I’ll add some pictures when I get it back later, all things being well.

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Post by jenniferlouise » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:51 pm

So I will attach a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot… albeit the ‘before’ is the current rear but you’ll get the point as to why I’ve done this (front was similarly ‘industrial’ looking and a corroded disc. The …738 kit went in a dream I’m told.

There is a little troubled news, which is the courtesy health check has identified both rear alloys are cracked. Something to ponder now as to options, but that’s not for this topic.

Anyway, extremely happy with the new look - they look more impressive than the pics do justice - and will undoubtedly add to braking performance especially as my Z4 is an auto. Rears will be colour matched in a few weeks… A
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Post by Pbondar » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:58 pm

I'm biased of course but I like the OE look of the kit :thumbsup:

As I said you can toggle and even tweak the DCS s/w settings to set the 'feel up'

326m wheels are a liablity

5 spokes supporting a 19" wheel on low profiles seldom works for long..add run flats and its good night Vienna for most..
2012 E89 N20 MSport Auto Atacama Yellow Fully Loaded plus some..details here.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yqrmrnxmh7tq6 ... e.pdf?dl=0

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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:50 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:51 pm both rear alloys are cracked.
as your alloys look nice I'd get them welded as its fairly inexpensive vs a new set of wheels, but be aware they might crack again.

There's widely varying degrees of tolerance for the 326's on this forum. I've chosen to give mine a refurb (as well as welding), running on non runflats, and hoping they will last.... My wallet may still regret that choice though if they crack in the near future!

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Post by Pbondar » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:53 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:50 pm
jenniferlouise wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:51 pm both rear alloys are cracked.
as your alloys look nice I'd get them welded as its fairly inexpensive vs a new set of wheels, but be aware they might crack again.

There's widely varying degrees of tolerance for the 326's on this forum. I've chosen to give mine a refurb (as well as welding) hoping they will last.... My wallet may still regret that choice though if they crack in the near future!
I guess i'm intolerant.. :thumbsup: :rofl: :tumbleweed:

Each to their own..

Never liked the look of them anyway but like all things personal taste etc..
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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:13 pm

Pbondar wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:53 pm I guess i'm intolerant.. :thumbsup: :rofl: :tumbleweed:
everyone's on the spectrum somewhere! :D

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Post by Pbondar » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:17 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:13 pm
Pbondar wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:53 pm I guess i'm intolerant.. :thumbsup: :rofl: :tumbleweed:
everyone's on the spectrum somewhere! :D
Don't mention 'the spectrum' ..too many of those on this forum.. :tumbleweed: :rofl:
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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:18 pm

jenniferlouise wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:51 pm Anyway, extremely happy with the new look
they do look lovely. :thumbsup: I must get mine painted...

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Post by jenniferlouise » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:09 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:18 pm
jenniferlouise wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:51 pm Anyway, extremely happy with the new look
they do look lovely. :thumbsup: I must get mine painted...
Thanks clarker63 I like them and they do look great in the darker shade. I will get a second opinion to see if they are recoverable, but I’m also cautious as Peter has flagged too… I’m seeing it as an opportunity to consider OE and alternative rims. Now, please excuse me, I’m off down the garden to pick some more cash from the money tree, metal detect for treasure and pan for gold :rofl:

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