316i Rear disc Conversion

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Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 pm

Hello everyone!
I know there's pretty much an answer for everything at the wiki but I would like your opinion!
Is it worth converting the drum brakes on an 316i?
Have found 325i rear trailing arms with discs for just 150$, besides that is there any other conversion that needs to take place in order to properly install them;
Thank you all in advance!!
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Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 pm

Think the 316i stops adequately with its existing set up. Thought about it for my own at one time but it doesn't add any value to the car. Drum brakes need less maintenance and keep the alloys free from brake dust unlike the front. Just an opinion.
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Thu May 23, 2019 6:03 pm

Increased braking (within reason) is never s bad thing. Whilst such a conversion may not increase the price of your car it’s a sensible upgrade in my view.
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Thu May 23, 2019 6:16 pm

Inevitably at some point u will have to service the drums and they are a pain in the backside to open and sort
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