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Re: No. Otherwise we would all do it. (more) (archive)

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Posted by e36 m3 brake stuff (long) on July 19, 2000 at 14:57:29:

In Reply to: No. Otherwise we would all do it. (more) posted by CFL on July 19, 2000 at 12:39:02:

FYI, (Hope this help anyone who is interested in making a more informed choice on brake upgrades.)

My mechanic is going to modify the bracket/carrier, he tells me it is a piece of cake requiring some machining.

Pro's include:
- Euro 2pcs rotors are $110/side for e36m3 vs. $225 each from blackforest... Cheaper disposables.
- Used e36 rotors/calipers/brackets + assorted h/w can be had for peanuts. High availablility.
- They'll fit under 16" wheels. 17" wheels look cool for the street, but smaller sizes work better at the track.

The e36 weights about 1000lbs more then our cars and they upgrade to brembo packages all the time---this means plenty of used BMW e36 M3 brakes to graph onto our lighter cars.

Expect to pay between 250.00 - 500.00 for a complete setup depending on the mileage, if it includes pads, brackets(important, b/c tuner offer adaptor which use the stock bracket for e36m3 brake kits).. etc.

Cons:
-fabrication required

Alternatives:
lotus brembo setup - around $1900.00
willwood/e36 rotor $ 2000.00
Blackforest stock 2piece - $ 450.00
etc...

Good luck,
MG
I trust that you all will let me know if I have written anything that isn't correct.
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I am going to e36m3 brakes soon, I have complete front calipers/metal masters/slotted rotors for sale. The calipers and pads are in great condition, pads at 60+ percent and calipers are clean w/o any leaks. Rotors are starting to warp slightly, i.e., vibration at high-speeds 60MPH+ when braking hard.

They will be available shortly, in a week or or two.

Email me privately if interested,
MG


What I've seen is people using the E36 M3 rotors (euro ones that are floating design) along with 4 piston calipers (Brembo for example). You always end up making a custom caliper bracket.

If the swap was a direct bolt in people would've been doing this for years, ala E28 folks with E34 brakes.





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