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Chad44 11-14-2012 05:49 PM

135i Brembo Calipers, rebuilt with aluminum pistons
 
I have these brakes that I planned to use myself, but I'm not in a place financially to finish building the kit.
What I have: (can choose to take some or all parts)

(2) front 135i calipers, rebuilt with stop tech aluminum pistons(oem ones have ceramic caps that crumble)

A set of lightly used OEM 135i brake pads.

135i caliper brackets, Unmodified, but I have a plan to modify the stock bracket for fitment on e46.

(2) e46 m3 rotor blanks

Set of hardbrakes.com titanium brake pad heat shields

I am into these parts about $1200 so far, but feel free to talk to me about the kit or what is needs to complete it.

Chad44 12-06-2012 10:06 AM

Just for clarification here- this kit is based off the kit available from ECS, however it is rebuilt with StopTech aluminum pistons, high heat dust boots and seals. These parts are $400, plus the titanium het shields are $135... This kit is overkill and incomplete for a street use car- but if you track your car, this setup is much more usable than that kit since the performance rotors, and ceramic tipped pistons are prone to failure under high performance driving use.

New price: $1,000

Halibmw325ci 01-16-2013 10:20 AM

Is this kit for e46 non m. Or m only?

SUHLeen 01-16-2013 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halibmw325ci (Post 15066052)
Is this kit for e46 non m. Or m only?

It will fit with the unmodified bracket on a non-m, just the brake pad will be a few mm off (I have ran it this way without a problem lol) If you want it to fit perfect, you have to do what ECS did to align the caliper exactly how it should be. And they just use the M rotors because it is the right size. These are basically 6-piston brembo's branded for BMW, not a bad deal for anyone looking to upgrade. I can stop on a dime AND that is with the crappy stock pads!

crazyxzer0 01-16-2013 10:42 PM

good luck chad. what size are the ti heat shields? 0.5mm or 1.0mm?

Chad44 01-18-2013 12:44 AM

The heat shields are 1.0mm

Chad44 01-18-2013 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUHLeen (Post 15066285)
It will fit with the unmodified bracket on a non-m, just the brake pad will be a few mm off (I have ran it this way without a problem lol) If you want it to fit perfect, you have to do what ECS did to align the caliper exactly how it should be. And they just use the M rotors because it is the right size. These are basically 6-piston brembo's branded for BMW, not a bad deal for anyone looking to upgrade. I can stop on a dime AND that is with the crappy stock pads!

Glad you're happy with the setup, the alignment isn't off by much- in fact the bracket only needs to be shaved by 6.5mm in one dimension to be perfect. I spent a bit of time measuring and planning this out.
Also, the ECS kit doesn't use m3 rotors, rather they use the performance rotors for the 330 that maintains all the dimensions of a stock rotor, the m3 rotors are also the same dimensions with the exception that the rotor thickness is slightly greater at 28mm vs 25mm.

Chad44 01-18-2013 12:53 AM

Just realize that you wrote "M rotors" and not "M3 rotors" ... My bad, well I'll leave my mishap up for others to see as it still offers a little nugget of knowledge about 330 vs m3 rotor specs.

mtnbound 01-18-2013 01:09 AM

This is a hell of a deal. Too bad you can't hold onto them.

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wshgrntd 01-20-2013 06:48 AM

pictures?

Chad44 01-30-2013 05:21 PM

ill be making the brackets, and have decided to keep them for as long as it takes for me to make, fit, test the brackets... then, who knows... i will see at that time if I can live without them, or not... I don't believe I will be tracking my car for a couple years due to financial constraints, so I may still sell when done.

Krystian_E46 02-19-2013 09:51 PM

Are these still available ?

Chad44 02-24-2013 07:32 PM

Not currently- I've decided to make a bit more of a project out of them yet... I am selling the pistons/seals/boots to a friend, and will be making my own pistons, as well as stripping and powdercoating them as they show a little abuse... Currently planning to use a high heat powdercoating so they will withstand track abuse...
I may try to start finding/rebuilding and reselling these soon, so keep in touch if you're Interested.

Chad44 03-21-2013 08:43 PM

5 Attachment(s)
I've got a top secret update... I've been playing with the machines at my uncles shop...
Attachment 496566

I made replacement pistons for these calipers out of stainless steel, and will be producing the mounting brackets very soon as well.

wshgrntd 03-22-2013 09:09 AM

Are you going to start selling the pistons?

SUHLeen 03-22-2013 09:13 AM

What would it be worth to you if I send you a set of say..... some brackets that are already made for these that you can 'look at' haha

Chad44 03-22-2013 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wshgrntd (Post 15274460)
Are you going to start selling the pistons?

Maybe.... Lol. I have a set that will be track tested soon, and a second set ill be rebuilding my calipers with... If I have interest, ill have a batch made. I have a 5 set minimum order to fulfill in order to have them run at the machine shop.

Chad44 03-22-2013 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUHLeen (Post 15274483)
What would it be worth to you if I send you a set of say..... some brackets that are already made for these that you can 'look at' haha

Thanks, but I have all the geometries worked out already, and even have a solidworks plan of the bracket.


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