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Re: Super brakes (archive)

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Posted by Rod... on March 24, 1999 at 01:41:04:

In Reply to: Super brakes posted by Fred Sures on March 23, 1999 at 22:01:16:

: I just finished upgrading my brakes . My 535 now uses 750 front caliper/rotors and 740/540calipers with 540 vented rotors. This setup is cost effective and is as good as it gets with BMW parts. I would suggest that any one feeling the need to STOP quicker/better for street/track check out this setup.

The definition of "as good as it gets with BMW original parts" is the brakes from the 1995, Euro E34, M5.
They are:
345x32mm aluminum hat, directional, floating front rotor w/4 piston calipers.
328x20mm rear rotor w/40mm caliper piston.
Definitely more expensive than the E32, 750 brakes but for maximum performance they are the awesome BMW brakes.
Other than the need to install a larger rear backing plate/dust shields they are a direct bolt on!!

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