Light weight and more powerful than any other 4 piston caliper kit on the market, for BMW E30 (NON M) application, this kit has been rigorously tested on track before offering it for sale.
We are the only place that offers 1.625″ diameter pistons.
This translates into more clamping pressure, and balanced front to rear bias. Nobody else offers this level of street/track performance for E30 chassis cars, period!
Clamping force of Tech-53’s kit vs other alternatives:
Stock Caliper: Tech-53 = + 61% ( floating type )
Competitors 4 piston kits : Tech-53 = +45%
Mazda RX-7 FC T2 caliper and adapters: Tech-53 = + 36%
Huge weight reduction (unsprung weight) Vs cast iron calipers.
Tech-53 big brake kit calipers weigh in at 3.9lbs: This is a difference of close to 60%, and 70% respectively on crititical unsprung weight.
Comes with the best quality Hawk Performance pads as a standard;
Comes standard with Hawk HPS compound pads for street / limited track
Optionnal Hawk DTC60 compound for ultimate track use
The forged billet bodied caliper delivers high-strength clamping force and positive stopping power. Four stainless steel pistons provide fully balanced pad loading, along with the corrosion resistance and thermal retardant qualities of the stainless alloy that will keep your calipers cooler and running trouble free. Calipers work perfectly with 22mm.
The kit comes with 11″ 2 piece light weight rotors. These rotors will have a rotary mass close to 32% lower than stock E30 rotors, they will use standard and widely available Wilwood 11″ lightweight rotors, that come standard plain, and have the option of either grooved, or slotted and drilled. We have spent a lot of time and effort to bring top quality engineered product. The hats are made out of Aircraft certified 6061-T6 alloy, finished in a black hard anodized finish.
The rotor assembly weighs in at 3.830kg, mounted. Stock OEM E30 rotor come in at over 5.45Kg. So over 32% weight reduction. The rotors are directional and come in one right, and one left per set.
Two piece rotors have the following benefits:
– Lower mass / inertia : Faster braking, less fade,
– Less unsprung rotary mass: suspension components, getting less solicitation, and reducing gyroscopic precession
– Alluminum hats help in dissipating heat, much better than the cast iron OEM centers: Saving your wheel bearings from harmfull heat transfer
This kit fits all E30 rear wheel drive chassis cars : 318i, 318is, 325, 325i, 325is. and are a straight bolt on application. You will probably need to upgrade to a 22mm master cylinder, if you have a 325ix booster for M50, S50 swap.
This has been tested and validated. Brake backing plate trimming will be required. The 280mm rotors will need 15″ diameter wheels, and might need spacers, depending on wheel type.
Link for PDF file for wheel clearance templates: Print to scale on cardboard, and then cut on lines. Use the center bore spigot inside your wheel center, and sweep template on the underside of your wheel to check for proper clearance.
Kit comes as a complete bolt on solution
2X 4 piston calipers, with all the necessary fasteners, and Banjo bolts
2X 11″ 2 piece light weight rotors
2X Caliper adapters that will bolt on to the E30 spindles. On 280mm rotor configuration.
2X Fully custom stainless steel braided hose DOT approved, with proper length and fittings to fit the OE mounting points , and grommets, for a bolt on application Made in USA.
1X set of Hawk brake pads with either HPS, or DTC60 compound (please choose your option)
|Dimensions||12 × 9.5 × 7 in|
- Store Name: TECH-53
- Vendor: Tech-53
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