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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:16 AM
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brake rotors on e46 325i

About to replace my brake rotors on my 2004 325i E46. But!! a buddy of mine gave me his front brake rotors and brake pads he bought for hi 1999 528i BMW. Is it possible I can use those rotors and pads? If the mounting bolts match and the rotors are of the same diameter and the rotors mount on to the axel just like the ones I took off. Is it safe to say why not use them up versus trying find a buyer on craigslist.com?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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About to replace my brake rotors on my 2004 325i E46. But!! a buddy of mine gave me his front brake rotors and brake pads he bought for hi 1999 528i BMW. Is it possible I can use those rotors and pads? If the mounting bolts match and the rotors are of the same diameter and the rotors mount on to the axel just like the ones I took off. Is it safe to say why not use them up versus trying find a buyer on craigslist.com?
No, they will not fit your car. List them on the Classifieds Forum right here on the `fest....
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Check part numbers for both cars (your e46 and his e39) on realoem.com and see if they match up. The second step would be to pop one off your car and physically look at them side by side.
I doubt it since the e39 has a larger centerbore though.

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By just looking at the rotors for the 1999 528i and comparing the match. It will not work. Not to mention the part numbers did not match either online.

How to sell 2 rotors and pads for $60 "Brand new" using bimmerfst.com?
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By just looking at the rotors for the 1999 528i and comparing the match. It will not work. Not to mention the part numbers did not match either online.

How to sell 2 rotors and pads for $60 "Brand new" using bimmerfst.com?
Scroll down the Main Forums page, and you`ll see the Classifieds Forum near the bottom.
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