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#1 (permalink) Old 02-03-2005, 07:40 AM
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I have a 92 E36 325i, on 19" wheels and lowered 40mm. It is on standard brakes at the mo, and there is more space than disc when you look inside the wheels, so I'm looking at fitting some E34 M5 brakes, disks and pads.

What I need to know is if anyone has tried this before or has some hints and tips for me.

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it can be done for sure, especially with 19's, no real tips just fit the rotors and get the braces mounted (not sure on fabrication) so that the caliper can mount.

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sak the brake guys at a good shop. they will prolly know the clearances.....
or call the guys at turner motorsports or even brembo. they know this stuff offhand and can recommend anything that will also be needed. then you go from there.
with brakes, dont cut corners. do it right, do it well.

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Thanks guys, I would have been very suprised if you'd come back saying it couldn't be done, but it's nice to hear it from someone else. The M5 brakes are coming from a salvage car once it's been cleared for breaking. I plan to use the whole break assembly calipers and all.

I'll do some more pics once they are on the car.
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you may have to fabricate special mounting brackets.....some brakes are not just a bolt on swap.
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The mounting brackets shouldn't be too much of a problem, my bro is a bit of a wizz with all that sort of stuff. It'll be a while before the M5 is available for braking, so when I have the brakes in hand I'll start a fresh topic if there are any more issues. Watch this space.
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