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Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by swamper, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. swamper

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    as the above got me thinking for future planning...if i was to go for a BBK conversion..say porsche boxster s brake ...where do you get the carriers from?
    i know i would need to move up sizes of wheels so they fit.
    or are there BMW alternatives?
     
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    Hi Swamper,

    Looked at big brake kits the other week but not specifically Porsche, a search on eBay and google turned up quite a few kits which include calipers, discs, pads and calipers brackets. Prices seem to vary so I suppose you get what you pay for. Lots of kits over the pond it seems.

    Ebay search

    The link above is just a few of the options.
     
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    im just starting to research it Brian...it seems that some have gone down the Porsche route...but iv always wondered how they hang them.
    that got me thinking if theres bigger BMW or even Audi ones out there and what would be needed to hang them.
    you can quite easily get bigger disks so thats not a problem.
    im just bored and looking for summat to have a nosey into lol
     
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    I am fitting z3 3.0 calipers and discs to my 1.9, but idid look at the Porsche brake upgrade, what put me off was having to machine the bosses on the calipers, which I thought was risky if one got scrapped during the process, bit of a tight wad! But this is something to bear in mind if you are doing the mod, you may need some machining work, also I believe the calipers are fatter, so may need wheel spacers depending on which you have to clear the calipers.

    Other than those issues I think it will look a cool modification
     
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    good find that Brian ;)
    iv read about shaving the calipers Zedonist .....on the M we only have about 3mm to play with before the wheel protrudes from under the arch....needs more reading
     
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    Fit better pads to your OEM setup and that will be all you need for road use.

    Having said that the stopping power of a full porsche turbo big red setup is frieghtening ;-)
     
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    like i say John this is for a maybe / future project ..the yellows are just fine...but you know me if i do it its going to be done right....i just like tinkering
     
  10. badman gee

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    Hope it goes well Wayne, not like your cruise control :ymdevil:
     
  11. zedonist

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    Some times it's about doing something just because it can be done...........and looks cool to the bargain
     
  12. badman gee

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    I agree, but my car is standard, it will stay that way.

    I spend enough time on it keeping it concours condition.
     
  13. zedonist

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    And I think that is great too, each to his own as they say, I will judge your concourse condition at Santa Pod, I have your rosette ready!
     
  14. badman gee

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    It's not concours really, just clean for the age.

    I've seen concours cars at shows, and they are in a different league.

    Any car can be made concours if you throw the money at it.

    But I love the thing, it's cheap cosy, and gives me the horn!
     
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    so do i...:ymdevil:

    im just looking at the moment so its in the far off distance but it is intriguing ......but the change in wheel size is a major factor
     
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  16. badman gee

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    Good stuff Wayne
     
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    I've got Lambo gallardo calipers on my csl discs up front, I'm considering changing to oem again so will be up for sale soon
     
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    what did you do to get them to fit and can we have some pics please?
     

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