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if u go e36, go with complete frt e36 setup (more) (archive)

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Posted by MG on May 29, 2002 at 22:14:34:

In Reply to: Brake Help posted by John on May 27, 2002 at 11:02:56:

I had the e36M3 calipers and rotors with a spacer to fit the e30 m3 hub. It resulted in slight, but noticable vibration at speed and pushes the tires further out. I subsequently replaced both hubs over a year due to wear which I imagine resulted from this setup. If you can find a complete front suspension from an e36 M3 this would be better, but way more expensive.

My new solution is race proven and costs $399.00:
I ordered a set of stock sized 2-piece rotors featuring aluminum hats with veined rotors from TurnerMotorSports. The directional veins draw a lot of air and the aluminum hubs dissipate heat a lot better then stock! Many racers have and do campaign competitive cars with this configuration. Bonus: they fit under 15" rims...

My $0.02,

I have an E30 with an E30M3 suspension and brakes setup.

I am looking for more brakes without spending 1600-1800USD in a front big brake system.

Has anyone used E36 suspension and brakes on the E30? If so what is involved in converting from E30M3 to E36?

Are there any other options? I have heard that E28M5 brakes bolt directly on the E30M3 Struts. Can anyone confirm this?

What is the best and most effective as well as economic option available.

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