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    I'm looking to upgrade the brakes on my E36 325i tracktoy and have been told by a couple of people that Porsche 911/Boxster brakes discs/calipers will bolt straight on. Is there any truth to this? Has anyone done it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norteenick View Post
    I'm looking to upgrade the brakes on my E36 325i tracktoy and have been told by a couple of people that Porsche 911/Boxster brakes discs/calipers will bolt straight on. Is there any truth to this? Has anyone done it?

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    yep you can.. not sure if anyone on here has done it - but this firm sell the kit for it:

    http://www.rallyroad.net/

    never used them personally so can't recommend or speak from experience - but hopefully this will get you started! - they also do a kit for the Z06 calipers which are absolutely Mahoosive! LOL! - there's a few people running this set up on the US board..

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    The ZO6 calipers are mahooozive!

    Do look good though and are bound to stop you dead in your tracks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Meerkat View Post
    The ZO6 calipers are mahooozive!

    Do look good though and are bound to stop you dead in your tracks
    I think the earth stops spinning when you plant your foot into the carpet with those bad boys fitted!

    here's a couple of pics for reference on a Z3:




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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    I think the earth stops spinning when you plant your foot into the carpet with those bad boys fitted!
    Nah not the earth, the friggin' galaxy stops dead!

    Man, they look soo good...
     
     

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    I don't think it is a straight fit, you need to have some adaptor plates made up inbetween to line up the bolts, and get the correct offset.

    edit- plate as seen in the first link!!
    That does mention it's for the M3 hub, not the regular e36 one.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    I don't think it is a straight fit, you need to have some adaptor plates made up inbetween to line up the bolts, and get the correct offset.
    the link I posted earlier does the brackets on their own (if you already have the porsche/Z06 calipers) or do complete BBK kits..

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    Those Z06 brakes do look like good stoppers. It looks like the Porsche ones are a no go as all the brackets seem to only be for the M3 hub. Shame. I'm now looking into 330 e46 brakes as apparently these are a direct fit and are great brakes. Thanks for the links and advice though guys.
     
     

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    Keep your eye out for for 3.0 hubs, you could start with M3 calipers and discs, and move onto something bigger later if needed.
     
     

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    If you have some money to burn, you can get the Porsche calipers with pads, an e36 hub assembly, front disc and take it to an engineer, and get some mounts made up. I did this before for my Saab 9000 Turbo. Cost me 200 for the mounts made up in steel.

    Unfortunately, going from single piston 286mm discs to 4 pot 300mm discs on the front made the braking WORSE. I got Boxster S rear calipers. These were 200 the pair. The size of the pistons were too big for the master cylinder to cope with, so had REALLLY long pedal travel, and I couldn't find a master cylinder to fit the car, so had to drive a bit slower. Total waste of money for this instance.

    Luckily for the E36, the master cylinders are interchangable with bigger cars. For the price I paid for the parts, I could have gotten a proper BBK without hassle.
     
     

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