I know this is a well known & popular mod, but just thought I'd share my views on it after upgrading to the R56 front set up this weekend.
WHAT a difference it makes !
I was going to do it later in the year (B'day present to myself!) but a caliper seized on me last week.
Pretty straightforward to do - although where the O/S got so hot the disc screw wouldn't undo so ended up having to chisel it out...
After reading some reviews on various sites in regards to parts, the set up I went for was:
Late R56 Calipers (used, but checked & replaced piston seals)
Brembo Grooved & Drilled Discs
EBC Ultimax2 Pads
R56 Braided Hoses
Dot 5.1 Brake Fluid
I don't track the car or drive stupidly (spirited at times maybe...
) & found it spot on for my needs.
Cost was around £230 & in my view, well worth it