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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Nov-18-2017, 12:32:30 PM   #1
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I finally pulled the trigger on a 97 '3 will post pics soon. I have searched around and found little information on whether or not they would for. Being 13" it would be a nice free upgrade.

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97 M3 has 13 inch front rotors.
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97 M3 has 13 inch front rotors.
Well thats just dandy I thought I read 12.5"


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You are right — 315mm but it’s close enough. I doubt you would gain anything but if the E90 brakes and rotors fit your spindle you could get newer brakes cheap.
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Why not go for the Euro floaters?
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Why not go for the Euro floaters?
Because I don't know enough about them.

At the end of the day Ive ridden with some fast e36 drivers with stock brakes, the right pads and fluid.
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They are the same size so should be PnP.

If it was one thing I noticed when I bought the M3, it was how hard it brakes. How much is part of the discs floating, no idea. Would need US discs/rotors to test. But if you need new ones anyways, at worst you have some cool Euro part added.
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They are the same size so should be PnP.

If it was one thing I noticed when I bought the M3, it was how hard it brakes. How much is part of the discs floating, no idea. Would need US discs/rotors to test. But if you need new ones anyways, at worst you have some cool Euro part added.
I doubt any of it. if anything, perhaps better brake fade.
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The big advantage of the euro floating rotor is they do not "warp". That is with hard driving and track use they are much less prone to shudder and shake and wheel shimmy when braking lightly. Disadvantage is the price.
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I doubt any of it. if anything, perhaps better brake fade.
Not sure what you’re saying. You’re doubting my own personal experience?

If anything, they don’t fade any less. Well not on the street, but at the Nürburgring F1 track it faded just as much.

Only my old Mov’It BBK 322x32mm setup didn’t fade at all.
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