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E24/E28 Big Brake Upgrade Info/Part Numbers

Post by tschultz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 pm

I found this information when looking for additional brake upgrade details. Prices may be out of date, but consider it a ballpark. Also, the .pdf has additional detail of why you might want one setup over another.

Found here:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/2/12/ ... mbrake.pdf


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Post by markh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:21 pm

Caliper prices for the E24/28 seem crazy! Rotor prices, especially the rears seem cheap. And these prices seem to be from 1999. Interesting article.
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Post by jps635 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:43 am

Excellent article. I'm looking at further brake options.

For those in the know (price aside) how would the E31 840 fronts with E34 M5 rears compare to a 4 pot AP racing set-up with same size rotors.

Anybody got AP's inside 17" rims?


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Post by tschultz » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:32 pm

Also some great big brake info here:

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Post by GazM3 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:59 pm

jps635 wrote:Excellent article. I'm looking at further brake options.

For those in the know (price aside) how would the E31 840 fronts with E34 M5 rears compare to a 4 pot AP racing set-up with same size rotors.

Anybody got AP's inside 17" rims?


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I use the 840ci brembo fronts on an e36 occasional race car and they work well but the only flaw is they use aluminium pistons creating more heat transfer to the fluid than say a set of AP's with steel pistons. To counter this I run a titanium plate behind the pad and this works and keeps the pedal firm especially when I have fresh pads.

For road use these would be sensational with the big 540 rears.
On the m635 I run th OEM fronts with the 540 rears with good dot 4.1 fluid and beaided lines. Pedal feel is great and stopping power is very good for road use. As I have no working abs yet it can lockup in the dry on the fronts first so the brake balance is good. I was surprised in fact I could lock up at 80km/h in the dry on good Michelin tyres.
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Post by jps635 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:59 am

Gaz M3. Thanks for that. I had been making inquiries down the AP route, but now I'm not so sure.

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Post by Ozibimmer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:51 pm

Great info
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Post by tschultz » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:37 pm

I see the file got lost, so I will reattach
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