DIY: F30 M Performance Brakes on E90 E92 E93 Guide

Illsic_Design

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Keep this info flowing! I've been eyeing a set of these for the Z also instead of the Austin M perf calipers. They look nice but brake feel is meh based on the cars i've driven with them installed

They are the same as the austin yellow m perf calipers. Did the cars you drove have an M3 master cylinder?
 

KAIZZER

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I'm not certain. Would the M3 master cylinder be imperative?

also, i was under the impression that there was some difference between the yellow and blue calipers...
 

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So just to be sure as I am about to install the rears on my car. With the eccentric bushings, do I need a specific E60 535 rear rotor or will any E60 535 rear rotor work ?
I also have the M3 master but I would like to avoid having to install it unless it's really necessary. Those of you who installed it, did it make a big difference?
 

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So just to be sure as I am about to install the rears on my car. With the eccentric bushings, do I need a specific E60 535 rear rotor or will any E60 535 rear rotor work ?
I also have the M3 master but I would like to avoid having to install it unless it's really necessary. Those of you who installed it, did it make a big difference?
Any e60 535 rotor should be fine. Without the bushing things get tight.

I haven't put my car down on the ground so I can't give you an impression on the master cylinder. I also feel like the incorrectness of my setup previously might have a role in how it felt so I'm not sure it will be an apples to apples comparison once I do.
 
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Got these fitted in the last two weeks, fantastic upgrade. Thanks again for all the info!

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aus335iguy

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How much did you pay for the Brembo?
i Bought Zimmermann 2 piece a little while ago and Ididn’t want to pay even that much
 

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Guys I have a new extra set of the front F30 370mm m-sport Zimmermann rotors (2 piece AL/steel - dimple/slotted), if anyone is looking for a set. PM me if interested. These are what folks often run in Europe as the replacement rotors. They are available in the USA but not particularly common or stocked.

Filippo
 

houtan

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Probably been answered before but will the 370mm fronts work with 18in wheels?
Or anyone done the 370mm on a 1er?
 

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Probably been answered before but will the 370mm fronts work with 18in wheels?
Or anyone done the 370mm on a 1er?

I think there are some versions of apex 18's that might fit, but I think its somewhat established that you need 19's for the M Performance stuff.
 
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houtan

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Thanks for the replies. I do run arc 8s, 8.5” wide 45 offset. Anyone running those in the front?
 

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Thanks for the replies. I do run arc 8s, 8.5” wide 45 offset. Anyone running those in the front?
The thread on e90 post is infinitely long but likely has your answer. Also don't forget that these are standard brakes on f30's as well as others; so if you look in the f30 section you may or may not find photos of those wheels on a car with the performance pack brakes. Even better if they aren't the 370s as the 340s are closer to the hub and require more angle or concavity to clear.
 
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