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GQKaMbiZ 07-11-2005 03:27 AM

DIY: Fitting Porsche Calipers unto BMW??
 
Anyone ever done this or know where I can find a DIY on it?
Thanks

04ragtop 07-11-2005 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GQKaMbiZ
Anyone ever done this or know where I can find a DIY on it?
Thanks


Try this site:

www.whyintheworldwouldyoudothis.com

JCsE46 07-11-2005 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 04ragtop

:hmm: :lmao: :lmao:

anakbabe 07-12-2005 04:44 PM

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Oz Striker 05-25-2008 04:32 PM

Old thread resurrection alert!! but look what i found, not a diy but someone selling a porsche BBK for a e46 on ebay germany:

http://cgi.ebay.de/BMW-E46-PORSCHE-B...d=p3286.c0.m14

kurtnhl 05-26-2008 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 04ragtop (Post 2977652)

Maybe he has some porsche breaks laying around or can get some cheap ones and wants to put them on an e46....

versace7866 05-26-2008 05:53 AM

why not?

Barbaros 09-27-2012 11:54 AM

I have found porsche calipers. Has anybody done this and have a diy or something. Pretty much sure I need brackets but would like to know how the it goes.

TerraPhantm 09-27-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 04ragtop (Post 2977652)

Because 996/Boxster S calipers are 4 pot brembos, keep the brake balance pretty close to stock, and can be had fairly cheap due to their abundance.

rowdy lee 10-02-2012 07:50 PM

brackets
 
Check Rallyroad.com.
He makes brackets... for Porsche brakes maybe e36, maybe e46 also.

Sansho 10-02-2012 11:13 PM

Think you meant rallyroad.net

teamdfl 10-03-2012 09:28 AM

Boxster S calipers are not a performance upgrade over 330i calipers and rotors. I measured them and prototyped brackets more than 10 years ago. The pad volume is no better and the pads are very expensive.

rhombus 10-03-2012 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by teamdfl (Post 14783592)
Boxster S calipers are not a performance upgrade over 330i calipers and rotors. I measured them and prototyped brackets more than 10 years ago. The pad volume is no better and the pads are very expensive.

Spoken like someone who's never been to the track. The benefit is even pad pressure with a 4-pot system.

teamdfl 10-04-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by rhombus (Post 14783618)
Spoken like someone who's never been to the track. The benefit is even pad pressure with a 4-pot system.

I believe my track days numbering in the triple digits, thousands of autocross runs, SCCA regional Solo 2 championships, and multiple endurance race podiums (LeMons) give me a pretty good knowledge base for offering an opinion in this area. In my opinion, a slight improvement in caliper rigidity is not worth the hassle when the required bracket is big and difficult to make and the pads are expensive. In my experience, I get good performance and pad life out of stock BMW brake systems with their single piston sliding calipers. Bolt-on factory upgrades such as a 330 system on a 325 provide huge performance for dollar. If the Boxster S caliper offered a significantly larger pad volume and longer useable track life, I would suggest trying them. They don't so I don't recommend them.


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