Jump to content
PatMo

BMW e12 m535i 1980 front brakes

Recommended Posts

Hi there, is there anyone on here who knows about the front calipers / spacers etc that could help me please.

 

My calipers have previously been upgraded to allow for the thicker 28mm alpina discs which are no longer available. Therefore I am trying to revert back to the standard 25mm discs, but I need to reduce my spacers.

 

Any help would be appreciated as I'm going round in circles!

 

Many thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, thanks for your post.

 

The spec is 280mm x 28mm, but these discs just aren't available anymore for the e12 m535i. 

 

In order to reduce calipers to the 25mm thickness, I need to change the spacers (currently 15mm) for smaller ones, to fit with the 25mm discs.  The width without the spacers is 15mm so the spacers would need to be around 10 / 11 / 12mm.

 

I believe the e23 7 series calipers may have the correct spacers, but they are not directly compatible as the e12 m535i doesn't have abs.

 

It's very frustrating 20190828_134700.thumb.jpg.fa18d8638116069f100e5ca67957a646.jpg

20190828_134410.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So have the callipers been widened? Or is it spacing off the bracket? If the former would a set of original e12 m535i callipers be the answer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I think I have this issue sorted for you, if you give me a bell on 07770303005 I should have the part's you need

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×