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Jase
12-03-2002, 09:58 PM
I want to put a disc brake rear end in my e30 this summer but I don't know what year to look for. Mine is a 84 318i

robert79
12-04-2002, 04:45 AM
318 have rear disks '87 onwards

bmwm5lover
12-04-2002, 06:44 PM
Mine is an 1984 533is, and its got the disks all around...

Jon@Bimmersport
12-04-2002, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
Mine is an 1984 533is, and its got the disks all around...

yours isnt E30..he asked about the e30's!

Jase
12-04-2002, 07:29 PM
it's not like a 5 series rear end will fit my e30

bmwm5lover
12-04-2002, 07:34 PM
i would suppose it should.....

Jase
12-04-2002, 07:40 PM
I think your car is quite a bit wider, and I need to get the right ratio gear. I think I will stick within the series
Thanks

bmwm5lover
12-04-2002, 07:43 PM
honestly, i have no idea what im talking about right know, not into the mechanical stuff much, i just didnt want to feel stupid when i posted b4 , forgetting that u were asking about the e30....*shiner* *mumble* *devil* *wave*

Jase
12-04-2002, 07:49 PM
a guess is better than no response at all*th-up*

bmwm5lover
12-04-2002, 07:52 PM
Your aight, bro!! LOL HEHEHEHE:P ;)

BMW BMXer
12-04-2002, 08:40 PM
my 85 eta has discs all around

robert79
12-05-2002, 02:28 AM
Yeah, 325e are probably the best E30 to buy based on price. You get ABS, front/rear disk brakes....

Actually the 533is rear end on a E30 would be nice. You would could probably fit 265 tyres with the aid of some huge flares. Hmmmm, nice :)

bmwm5lover
12-05-2002, 08:42 AM
true!

///Mr.T
12-05-2002, 02:45 PM
325e's of all years had discs all around... a few people have made the switch, you need everything from the axles on I believe. I was looking at doing it myself...

robert79
12-05-2002, 03:51 PM
What kinda of breaking distance do E30 get??

318 front disk, read drum?
318 front,read disk brakes?
325e?

I don't really think the rear disks help a lot. It probably better installing bigger front disk and using some good brake pads.

Anyone thought of installing the whole wheel/break system from a 750 into a 318 :)