robertmccall
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Big Brake Kit for i3 ?

Sun May 10, 2020 12:15 am

Already dropped the car on AST and 40mm width widen. Is there any bigger brakes from another car or aftermarket that fit on the OEM 19” wheel setup? Looking to get more braking power before I add aero.

MovingElectric
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:02 am

Re: Big Brake Kit for i3 ?

Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:43 am

I have read that it is possible to use the discs and calipers of the MINI John Cooper Works F** Series. Will fit plug and play. No need to change anything to the brake system additionally.

Obioban
Posts: 100
Joined: Wed May 22, 2019 6:16 am

Re: Big Brake Kit for i3 ?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:52 am

I can't really see any point to the road you're going down. The cooling system of the engine gives up long before the brakes. Super easy to get into reduced power on back roads or highway.

It's just not a car that makes sense to make more sporty.

RoadJager
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:30 pm

Re: Big Brake Kit for i3 ?

Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:25 am

I completely agree that there is absolutely no need for Big Brakes on an I3. Don't waste your money. Put the 'extra' funds into lowering springs. They add to the looks and better handling.
Just sayin'
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spartacus68
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Re: Big Brake Kit for i3 ?

Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:42 am

Don't fit oversized brakes, the BMW original brake set up is more than sufficient to the task, given how this car operates with regenerative braking. All you're doing is adding unnecessary weight.
2015 i3 REx, 60ah, solar orange. Reversing camera, leather interior, sunroof, park assist, professional navigation.

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