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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:30 PM
Etherghost Etherghost is offline
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Brakes: 550i Sport vs. M5?

Can anyone confirm if the 550i Sport calipers are exactly the same as on the e60 M5? I've tried extensive research in this department and was not successful.

The only thing I found was the rotor diameter sizes:

550i: Front: 348mm Rear: 345mm
M5: Front: 374mm Rear: 370mm

The reason I'm asking is whether I can upgrade rotors to M5 spec.

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:54 PM
Toddmori Toddmori is online now
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I'm pretty sure you need the M5 calipers to go with the rotors. There is almost 1" difference in the rotor diameter

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:01 PM
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I'm pretty sure you need the M5 calipers to go with the rotors. There is almost 1" difference in the rotor diameter

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I thought so too but figured I'd ask anyway. Any ideas on good replacement rotors that would increase braking power as well as fit with OEM calipers? I will be powder coating the calipers and throwing some Brembo pads on too.

edit to add: Not that I complain about OEM brakes. They are amazing. But I'm looking for sporty look and a bit of braking power increase while I'm at it.

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:19 PM
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I've been eyeballing the slotted and dimpled EBC sets in stock size.
https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E60-55...nt_-and-_Rear/

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:48 PM
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I've been eyeballing the slotted and dimpled EBC sets in stock size.
https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E60-55...nt_-and-_Rear/

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That's a nice set... Definitely a major upgrade to the brakes.
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:59 PM
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Yeah, my stock rotors are pretty much done, so, upgrade time. Need to get the old 550 whoaed up a little better (even at this point it still has better brakes than any other car I have ever had)

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:56 AM
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Here's a link for the set I am eyeballing for my 550. Hawk rotors fitted with their HPS 5.0 pads. Priced well from ECS Tuning also.

http://www.hawkperformance.com/perfo.../hk4854551b-75
http://www.hawkperformance.com/secto...ce-new-heights

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Old 06-19-2017, 08:14 AM
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If you look on realoem.com, they list rotor diameters and part numbers. M5 is the largest, n54/n62 second largest, and n52/m54 use the smallest rotors.
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