Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

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Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

Post by Jingle » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi all, I need some new discs pretty soon on my 2009 E81 118D.

I want to get some bigger discs so have been looking into using the 335i brake set up if it’s a straight bolt on?

I’m pretty sure the front 348mm discs (and callipers) from the 335i will bolt straight on and work.

Does anybody know if the rear 336mm discs (and callipers) from the 335i will fit? If not, what’s the best alternative?

Thanks!

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Re: Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

Post by Jingle » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:14 pm

Guessing nobody has done it?

From what I’ve read the fronts are fine, should I just get the 120d set up for the rear, not a massive step up, but will at least use a 300mm disc

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Re: Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

Post by pb5 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:20 pm

Hi

I've not done it but I think you have make sure your wheels are big enough to clear them.

Paul

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Re: Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

Post by Toed64 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:15 am

There are a couple of threads you should read to learn all you need to know.

https://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=84300

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=110972

The 335i single pot, floating caliper will fit the front of your car, but it's quite a hefty thing. Most are fitting the F series (M135i etc) Brembo calipers and discs, consequently, you might find a forum member selling a pair of 130i front calipers and discs, that would be a nice upgrade over the ones fitted to your car.
2008 E81 130i
2010 E82 135i - now sold

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Re: Will the 335i brake set up bolt on my 118d (E81) ?

Post by Jingle » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. Lots of reading and research has lead me to just get the 335 front callipers and 348mm discs/pads and just the 118d/120d rears for ease.

I do love the look of themose blue F series M callipers!! Hefty price tags, but they certainly look the part!!


Wish me luck!!

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