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Hi.
I am happy owner of r56n lci and it's time for disc change.
I was wondering weather it is possible to install bigger discs (294mm) which comes from cooper S instead original discs which are 280mm in diameter.
Anyone had done this or maybe i need to get bigger calipers etc.?
 

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I'm guessing you would probably need to change more than just the disc.


Not sure what power/torque you're running, but without going to all that expense just changing the brake pads to a higher performance pads might get you what you want.
 

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You can't just put bigger discs on. Ebay has new 294mm discs/calipers/pads for about £200. On top of that you would need new caliper carriers, probably £20-£30 used for a pair. The protection plate (what I call the dust shield) is the same so that doesn't need changing. There is a world of possible options, I would go for better pads and discs and reconditioned calipers. For what it is worth I think it is worth doing better brakes gives you increased confidence.
 

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PawKul.YES. It's very easy. Order the larger (cooper S) discs (294mm) and pads. I went for Pagid "vented drilled".
The only thing you needs changing to accommodate the larger disc is the caliper carrier. I bought Carriers from ebay, they ARE NOT handed. The caliper remains the same and there is no need to remove or bleeding required. I used my original chrome pad slides. Braking is improved contrary to what others say.
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That was just my brain storm. Later i have checked what i need to buy and like You said, it's better to spend few extra quid on replacements than buying cheaper bigger discs to gain few millimeters extra.
The choice is for Brembo drilled discs and ATE ceramic pads on front and solid discs with same pads on rear.
I have them installed on Insignia Estate and they doing really god job on much heavier car like near 2t estate. No fading or overheating.
To be honest, what i want to gain is much less brake dust on wheels.

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That was just my brain storm. Later i have checked what i need to buy and like You said, it's better to spend few extra quid on replacements than buying cheaper bigger discs to gain few millimeters extra.
The choice is for Brembo drilled discs and ATE ceramic pads on front and solid discs with same pads on rear.
I have them installed on Insignia Estate and they doing really god job on much heavier car like near 2t estate. No fading or overheating.
To be honest, what i want to gain is much less brake dust on wheels.

Any advice?
Red Stuff pads are the lowest dust pads I have ever used. Also after cleaning the wheels use a brake dust barrier like Armour All Shield. One can will last for ages.
 
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