How-to: Cheap brake upgrade

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How-to: Cheap brake upgrade

Post by oalloyd1 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:42 pm

Yes indeed, its going to be doing some lapping going forward!

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How-to: Cheap brake upgrade

Post by thanatu55 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:44 pm

Has anybody performed the rear upgrade on a 2.0i E85? The fronts were no problem at all, but the rears are an issue.

I have sourced the calipers from a 325i and some 294mm drilled Brembo rear discs for a 325i to match the fronts, only to find the dish isn't deep enough to reach the 2.0i handbrake. In fact I haven't been able to find any 294mm drilled discs that would suit, it seems once you get to 294 they are all shallow dish.

Am I missing something here? It's frustrating to have gone through the whole caliper restoration procedure and sourcing everything I believe this guide points to, only to find they won't fit in the midst of the upgrade process.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

EDIT: READING THROUGH THE REST OF THIS THREAD IT SEEMS THIS ISSUE HAS CROPPED UP BEFORE, SO I WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY SOLUTIONS OR SHOULD I JUST FORGET THE REAR'S AND TRY AND GET SOME MONEY BACK?
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How-to: Cheap brake upgrade

Post by Ducklakeview » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:07 pm

Z3 rears apparently fit, as well those from a 3.0se/si zed.

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How-to: Cheap brake upgrade

Post by thanatu55 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks Mike I'll have a look at them.
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