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Rotors will fit, but....(more) (archive)

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Posted by Matt on September 29, 2001 at 12:34:12:

In Reply to: Is it true u can mount E36 rotors? will they fit t posted by Mel on September 29, 2001 at 08:44:27:

You can bolt the e36 M3 rotors up no problem, the trouble is locating the calipers to match-up to the new rotor location. My mechanic achieved this by using a spacers sitting behind the rotor and a hub extention to position the wheel.

My feeling is that you might consider getting a custom 2 piece rotor from a shop like Black forest with the appropriate offset for our cars with a e36 size rotor. If you go this route you will not have to use the spacers and hub extension to accommodate the bigger brakes. I had a set of like new e36 stock rotors that came with the calipers or this is the way I would have gone for sure!

In addition, don't forget to include the 25MM master cylinder in your budget for any big brake program. I had OEM MC and it was not up to the task of supplying the necessary fluid to keep the pedal short & firm.

My $.02,

p.s. You might even consider going to the Blackforest 11" 2 piece with performance pads and brake ducts. I haven't done any testing vs. stock setup to support any large improvement. On paper, this should be an excellent upgrade for our cars (e36M3 3200 lbs vs. e30M3 2750).

looking into Euro E36 floating two pc rotors, with Wilwood 6 piston caliper

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