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Luxtec
01-14-2006, 02:23 AM
I got a set of front M3 brakes. Comes with calipers, rotors, brackets, and spindles. Perfect for a brake upgrade in an E36.

$500.

thinair
01-14-2006, 10:33 AM
Holy crap, that's a crazy price with spindles....

...by crazy i mean cheap

BmW1718
01-14-2006, 02:12 PM
good price :)

Soldo
01-14-2006, 02:32 PM
That is a real good price!

thinair
01-14-2006, 02:42 PM
I have this current setup, for those who are interested in upgrading their e36's brakes, here is the difference in rotor size:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/thinairbikes/rotorsfront.jpg
http://www3.sympatico.ca/thinairbikes/rotorstop.jpg

BMW_7
01-14-2006, 04:21 PM
I wonder how much the labor would be to install them...

thinair
01-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Ask Charlie, I did mine myself pretty quickly. You'll need an alignment afterwards though.

Everything gets removed as one piece (spindle, rotor, hub, caliper), and these parts can be installed as one, then just bleed the brakes, mount the wheels and get an alignment.

sloveniaboy
01-14-2006, 04:25 PM
I wonder how much the labor would be to install them...

GREAT price!!!! that's a real good deal......how much labor? do it yourself, it wasn't that hard....it took one sunday evening to do my m3 front brake swap and bilstein/h&r suspension install

Justin e36
01-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Would my 16" Type-45 winter rims still fit?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21056&stc=1&d=1061005639

Soldo
01-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Would my 16" Type-45 winter rims still fit?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21056&stc=1&d=1061005639


I don't think they will.... you need at LEAST 17" OEM wheels!

Justin e36
01-14-2006, 05:01 PM
I don't think they will.... you need at LEAST 17" OEM wheels!

Do you live ON kippling by any chance, i think i saw your car parked in a driveway.... at least looked like yours!

Damn, not interested then... can't afford to buy bigger winter tires/rims at the moment.

Nope, probably not me. Maybe I was parked at a friend's house around there or something.

thinair
01-15-2006, 01:02 AM
Would my 16" Type-45 winter rims still fit?

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21056&stc=1&d=1061005639
I tried to fit my spare 16" e36 sport wheel, I wouldn't clear the caliper, very few 16's fit.

Swerve
01-15-2006, 10:27 PM
hmmmm, these would clear my 18s, but I'd have to say good bye to my 15" bottlecap winters....

OEM pads?

how does this affect ABS?

was there a difference with the rear brakes in the M3?

thinair
01-15-2006, 10:34 PM
hmmmm, these would clear my 18s, but I'd have to say good bye to my 15" bottlecap winters....

OEM pads?

how does this affect ABS?

was there a difference with the rear brakes in the M3?
Yep, they'd clear 18's with no problems at all, and yes, no more 15's. You can use OEM pads, just M3 fitment pads.

It won't affect ABS at all if you get better rear pads at the same time. I've driven with M3 front brakes and stock rears for like 2 years.

To fit the rear brakes, you need M3 rear trailing arms as well. It's probably cheaper to find 330 rear brakes, they bolt right up to the stock trailing arms. The rear 330 brakes are actually larger then the rear M3 brakes by 5mm in diameter.

P.S. Benfica sucks :P
j/k SLB, SLB SLB SLB!!!

Justin e36
01-16-2006, 12:17 PM
I tried to fit my spare 16" e36 sport wheel, I wouldn't clear the caliper, very few 16's fit.

Thanks... unfortunate for me.

Good luck with the sale Temp.

sillyE36
01-16-2006, 08:17 PM
F.c. Porto Rules!!!

Ian Sheppard
01-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Anyone know if you can reuse your hubs/bearing assemblies from a 325? Or would you need to buy M3 hub assemblies to go with these? Does the M3 hub assembly come with the spindles?

thinair
01-16-2006, 10:29 PM
The kit sold here comes with the spindles, hubs, rotors, brackets, pads and calipers.

But yes, 325 hubs are interchangable with M3 hubs. The flange on the M3 hubs are just a little thicker.

DINAN 3
01-17-2006, 12:29 AM
I got a set of front M3 brakes. Comes with calipers, rotors, brackets, and spindles. Perfect for a brake upgrade in an E36.

$500.


I might be interested.....Please describe condition...pics ?

Also, does anyone know if one would also need to upgrade to an M3 brake cylinder. If not.....wouldn't the travel on my brake pedal be all messed up do to the different hydraulic pressure needed to operate the M3 brake system ?

thinair
01-17-2006, 12:32 AM
You don't NEED the master cylinder, I've ran on the stock one since I swapped. I did notice a little more pedal travel though, nothing significant. I am swapping my MC once I do my M3 rear brakes though.