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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 01-19-2013, 08:22 AM
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I was maybe thinking about getting the new ECS E39 brake kit...

So i did.

Its nice. Those 6-pot brembo monoblocs are sweet.

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:59 PM
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Nice! Keep us posted with the install. Good choice on going for the ECS 2 piece rotors I really like those.

What wheels are you running right now? Do you have any 17s you can test fit with that setup? I ask because I got some lightly used 6pot calipers off a 135i (same as yours, just grey) and a bracket made by a member over at the M5 board. But when I test fit the setup it would not clear my 17" style 42s and I would like to at least have the option of running 17s instead of only 18s. I just heard about the ECS kit and they say their kit will clear most 17s and show a pic of some style 32s. I am wondering if it is a difference in the wheels or the ECS bracket vs the bracket I have.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:15 PM
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So i did.

Its nice. Those 6-pot brembo monoblocs are sweet.

Sexy. Why do the OEM calipers have to be so ugly
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:26 PM
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Nice! Keep us posted with the install. Good choice on going for the ECS 2 piece rotors I really like those.

What wheels are you running right now? Do you have any 17s you can test fit with that setup? I ask because I got some lightly used 6pot calipers off a 135i (same as yours, just grey) and a bracket made by a member over at the M5 board. But when I test fit the setup it would not clear my 17" style 42s and I would like to at least have the option of running 17s instead of only 18s. I just heard about the ECS kit and they say their kit will clear most 17s and show a pic of some style 32s. I am wondering if it is a difference in the wheels or the ECS bracket vs the bracket I have.

Yeah my winters are style 32 so tha should be fine then my summahs are D-force Empower 18's so should be totes good there.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:56 PM
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Nice! Keep us posted with the install. Good choice on going for the ECS 2 piece rotors I really like those.
Oh yeah and on that - easy choice - dropping a grand plus on the kit, the extra hundo for the 2 piece and then having slightly lighter and slightly cheaper to replace discs later is a no brainer & win win...
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