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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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Ooh... that looks pretty cool. If I hadn't just upgraded my front rotors I would consider it.
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I got the email earlier. Looks nice, especially with those style 32s.
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Won't fit on 17's right?
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me like the set but dont like $2500 i need to spend
pass
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Won't fit on 17's right?
The wheels in the above photograph are 17 inch style 32. No spacers are used the fit on perfectly.


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me like the set but dont like $2500 i need to spend
pass
The intro price is quiet a bit lower than that... well half that actually. Currently I have the kit with Two Piece rotors opening price of $1299.95
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The wheels in the above photograph are 17 inch style 32. No spacers are used the fit on perfectly.



The intro price is quiet a bit lower than that... well half that actually. Currently I have the kit with Two Piece rotors opening price of $1299.95
I probably know the answer to this question.. Will they fit over Style 33s 16"? My winter wheel.

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I probably know the answer to this question.. Will they fit over Style 33s 16"? My winter wheel.

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As seen in the photo below fitment with 17s is already really tight. The barrel of a 16 is going to have issues sliding over the calipers. Long story short, you need at least 17s. You could consider it a great excuse to convert your summer wheels to winter wheels and pick up another nice set




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and who is going to buy only front set w/o rear ?
and if you buy front + rear you come close to $2500 no ?
Many people prefer the easy of install of the front only brake upgrades. Most users go to a more aggressive pad out back to compensate for the upgrade in the front. As for our kits we currently do not offer a rear BBK using BMW performance calipers.
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The intro price is quiet a bit lower than that... well half that actually. Currently I have the kit with Two Piece rotors opening price of $1299.95
and who is going to buy only front set w/o rear ?
and if you buy front + rear + shipping you come close to $2500 no ?
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I would consider them if I have a 540 or M5. Overkill for my 525.
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The intro price is right, and the kit seems to be Brembo.
However, it's more like a "want" item as opposed to a "need" item.
However, if I were in the market for new brakes, I wouldn't skip a beat and snag them in a jiffy. If the price stays the same, once my brakes will need replacement, i will look hard at these. If the price will go up to what Igor alluded to, I know I will pass......
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