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      12-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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DIY: E82 F30 Brembo Performance Retrofit Kit (F+R)

Since I got my 128i I always hated the brakes on it. They clicked from front to back movement, they shook bad under heavy braking, and pedal feel was atrocious; as I would expect from teeny tiny single piston sliding calipers on a 3,000lb car.

After deciding on three different brake kits jumping back and forth, I finally found the yellow retrofit kit that BMW offers as a retrofit kit. Although there are no other DIY's on this for a 1 series, and only the e90 chassis I figured even if I get the whole kit for $1700 I will get my moneys worth out of the fronts and sell the rears. BUT that wasn't the case!

Sure enough I ordered the kit and the following weekend I decided to just try the rears and see if the rotors even worked with the hand brake and mounted up properly.. the rest is history..

THE DIY:

To begin you will want to gather a few things:
M12 x 1.5 to M10 to 1.5 time serts (X4)
M10 washers (X4)
New E82 brake wear sensors
Brake fluid (DOT4)
Loctite

So this is a very straight forward DIY, I will hit the key points below and the rest is very very easy..

FRONT:

For the fronts the only part I had to modify were the F30 front dust shields, some slight hammering and adding one extra hole did the trick, same as the e90 DIY.

REAR:
As for the rears they do line up, however not without some addition of extra parts.

STEP 1: Install M12 x 1.5 time sert into threaded caliper mounting holes using red Loctite (I used blue because I'm lazy) and the proper insertion tools with time sert kit.





STEP 2: whether you want to run a dust shield or not you must remove the original 128i dust shield (this might be different for the 135i I recommend checking part numbers). I chose to run without a rear dust shield.



STEP 3: Now that your dust shield is off and you calipers have a M10 x 1.5 threaded mounting hole, you can mount them. you will need two M10 washers per side. Not sure of the thickness of mine, but the gap is very small and I'm sure whatever you find at the hardware store will be plenty thick to make up the space.

You will want to put one washer between each mounting hole on spindle and caliper.



NOW GO STOP!!!!

Here is my finished product!





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      12-04-2017, 10:43 AM   #2
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Thanks for the diy. Do you have a part number or link to the brake kit and the time-sert?

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Awesome stuff man! Which rear rotors did u use ?
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Looks like the 345mm?
Are those E60 wheels?
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      12-09-2017, 01:28 AM   #5
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Looks like the 345mm?
Are those E60 wheels?
Correct, I used Front and rear bmw performance two piece rotors

Front 370mm
Rear 345mm

And also yes, they’re bbs style 124 from e60 with milled back pads
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Thanks for the diy. Do you have a part number or link to the brake kit and the time-sert?
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My apologies! Here is a link to the brake kit that I got but I got the last one available from any retailer I believe as it took me calling everywhere and making three different orders before someone actually had the kit in stock. It was NLA for the cheaper price of $1700 and $1500 in some cases.

As for the time serts I got helped out by a local shop owner who had some on hand on gave me them.

But you can order a M10x1.5 time sert kit and that will do the job
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My apologies! Here is a link to the brake kit that I got but I got the last one available from any retailer I believe as it took me calling everywhere and making three different orders before someone actually had the kit in stock. It was NLA for the cheaper price of $1700 and $1500 in some cases.

As for the time serts I got helped out by a local shop owner who had some on hand on gave me them.

But you can order a M10x1.5 time sert kit and that will do the job
Thanks. I don’t see the link
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