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Old 03-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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135i Brakes on a 330i

I am wondering would the brakes from the 135i fit on my 330i without adapter plates?

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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REALLY doubt it.
The 135i brakes are the biggest ones that BMW makes. Ours, not so much.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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I remember a thread a while back about someone in England making the machined adapter plates to fit the bmw performance 6-piston calipers (135i and 335i mouting) to e46 non-m's. Which would lead me to believe that they don't just bolt up.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys.

I have to say had my doubt whether they where a straight bolt on, but making adapter plates shouldn't be too much of an issue, the 135i brakes just look so epic
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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yes but the brakes on thoes things are shitty pistons crack and fall apart and dust boots fail so quick they are POS
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #6
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Speed-religion; they had adaptors made to fit the bigger calipers to the E46 but they went out of business. This proves that it's doable, just need a good machine shop to do it
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:46 AM   #7
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Cool, I have some contacts at machine shops for when the time comes to try this out.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:52 AM   #8
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Necro-bump and update

Finally manage to source a full set of 135i brakes and at a not too bad a price.


It is being shipped to me so I should have it next week sometime, then I will post pics.
Then I can also start to see what needs to be done the get them to fit.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:50 AM   #9
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From what i've read it fits perfectly except for the pads are not mating properly with the disc resulting in an uneven wear on the disc ...

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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=864522&page=5
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for the link
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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From all accounts, this is the same as the 135i kit:

http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-E36_E...formance_BBK_/
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #12
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Some pics:












With the fronts fitted, not perfect yet but good enough for now:


And with a wheel on (had some interference issues with my 17's so borrowing a set of 18's from my brother until I get my own set of 18's)
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what'd it take to make that work? how much money? Pm me if necessary
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:57 AM   #14
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Well you are in the US so shipping won't absolutely murder you so you best bet would be to order the performance ones new as posted in the to links above B33MER and Dan_1337 then you get everything you need.

Unless you want the 135i ones specifically, then you will have to search around a bit, saw a couple of full sets of callipers going for around $1100 - $1600 and seeing as you have a 330i the front callipers should fit on the discs pretty well, the rears I can't say yet still have to work on them.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:45 AM   #15
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What about adapters to make them fit? I was following a couple threads about the performance brakes but I have to have a rear setup too just so everything matches. That's by the 135 kit is so intriguing
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You guys know you can buy the full front setup with brackets for $1200 shipped, right?

http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-E36_E...formance_BBK_/
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I would much rather go with the ECS kit than spend the time and money required to do this retrofit. That said, well done OP on having something that is certainly unique
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Back brakes are my concern. I know the ecs kit would work but rears they won't.
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Back brakes are my concern. I know the ecs kit would work but rears they won't.
Whoops, sorry. I missed that part.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #20
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I am busy trying to work out a way of fitting the rears as well, will post up my findings and results as soon as I have any, am hoping that I can make the rears work with another OEM disc.

Even though I much more prefer the look of the 135i brakes over the performance ones I would definitely have gotten the kit from ECS if possible, but I am in south africa so shipping here will probably get the price closer to $2000 with shipping and then I when it gets here I would still need to pay import duties, which is like playing the lottery, sometimes it is cheap but you might also be unlucky and then it comes to some insane price.

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