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E36 m3 Brakes - rears aren't necessary(more) (archive)

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Posted by m.gilbert on July 20, 2000 at 08:03:21:

In Reply to: How involved is the machine work required?... posted by Austin on July 19, 2000 at 19:16:31:

Re: Rear setup
According to the experts (SIG group), the rears are more then enough to stop our cars. I found this hard to believe, so I did some research and they are absolutely correct. For example, look at what the after-market manufacturer offer for performance pads for the rear of the e30/e36 M3, they are traditionally the same part number. I am planning to run Cool Willy's for e36 M3's in the front and rear, the box states they are designed for either car.
Note, I have been told it can be done, but the time, expense, & performance gains aren't there.

Re: Machine work
My mechanic told me that it would cost between $100 - 200.00, so it couldn't be that hard. I will advise on procedure & cost once I get them on.

With over 50,000 e36m3's the availability of pads & rotors will make this a worthwhile upgrade

I really want to upgrade my brakes, and the E36 M3 route seems the way to go if it works. The cost should be reasonable and I'd prefer to stick with BMW parts on my car. Is this a front-only swap or will the rears work too?

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