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Old 03-17-2016, 02:43 PM
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all that said, this thread isn't about JCW or Wilwood calipers - only about 135i/mini GP2 calipers - which are drastically different from the r53/r56 JCW calipers.
That why i said off topic. Do you have other thread that would discuss the R56 JCW brakes on a R53 S ect.


I'm so scared to post, because don't know the maturity level of this community and don't want to hear the stupid search post reply from other memebers to then find out there are 40 other once with two post someone asking a question and #2 saying to do a search.
 
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The R56S brakes bolt on to the the R53 and the R56 JCW brakes bolt on to the R56S so by extension they should work.
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cerenkov View Post
The R56S brakes bolt on to the the R53 and the R56 JCW brakes bolt on to the R56S so by extension they should work.

Thank for the quick replay.
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by HaveATank View Post
That why i said off topic. Do you have other thread that would discuss the R56 JCW brakes on a R53 S ect.

Starting a new thread specific to your question is the correct way to go - tagging onto a tangentially related thread is always the wrong way to go.

By starting a new thread, it's easier to get answer because folks see exactly what your asking. It's easier to find it later, when someone is searching, because it's about exactly what you asked about.
 
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Old 03-17-2016, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by keen View Post
Starting a new thread specific to your question is the correct way to go - tagging onto a tangentially related thread is always the wrong way to go.

By starting a new thread, it's easier to get answer because folks see exactly what your asking. It's easier to find it later, when someone is searching, because it's about exactly what you asked about.
Will do
 
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by HaveATank View Post
Will do


Post anywhere you want, I think the topic is kind of related anyways. I would've answered the question no matter what.


Any R series(R56) JCW brakes will fit the R53s.




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Old 12-20-2016, 01:11 PM
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after reading all this thread to see the answer was a huge let down. especially since I work for BMW and can get the parts needed on the cheap new.
 
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after reading all this thread to see the answer was a huge let down. especially since I work for BMW and can get the parts needed on the cheap new.

Bobby,

Why is it a huge let down? Just out of curiosity.

The only part that really needs modification are the brake caliper adapters (mill 3mm off) and widening the caliper mounting holes in the spindle to help the bolts align correctly. I mean, it's a modification, it's not a plug and play...I'm guessing this is where your disappointment lies. I was not expecting the brakes to just fit when I began the project in reality. It can be done, and I did it. Brakes work just fine. If I didn't have any mechanical experience I wouldn't have done it otherwise.
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:44 AM
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I got a pair of calipers for free!!!
 

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Full set of 135i Brembos, Front and Rear on EBay right now for $1,000... ??
 
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Have not installed ...waiting to buy some wheels

 
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I don't know how much bigger they are then the JCW Brembo or the Cobalt Brembo (that I have). I have the GP2 rotor and with the Cobalts I have just about 3/16" clearance at the outside edge of my 17" Enkei wheels.
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:41 PM
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The 135i caliper is the same as the Gp2 ...I'm going with neuspeed RSe05 wheels which will give me clearance.
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:15 PM
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Yes, I know that the 135i and the GP2 are the same caliper.

You have the brackets as well?
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:03 PM
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Yep .. i have not done anything to them , I want to have everything all together before I send them to the machine shop
 
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If you are running stock MINI wheels you will need a 17" or higher and run 15mm or higher spacers to clear.

Again the BMW yellows/silvers have a drill hole for the brake line 90 degree at a different angle (same metal nub location) and the calipers are flipped and rotated in direction when we compared the 135i w/ BBK to the JCW Gp2. Thats what we saw.
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:32 AM
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I have 17 s-lites I don't think they will clear plus they weigh too much !!!!
 
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ok, those are called S- Heavys Clear with the 15mmm spacers based off what we found on the GP2 kit unless you make the caliper bracket stick out more than factory.
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the info ...I can mount the calipers and save up for the RSe05.... U gonna have any specials on those ��������
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cooper a View Post
As I see you installed the right caliper to the left side. But the sequence of pistons is wrong in this case, the leading one is big and the trailing one is small. There will be uneven wear of pads. Calipers should be installed on their original sides. The problem could be with bleeding of the brakes, the calipers need to be taken off the brackets and inverted for bleeding. Or it seems to be possible to change the places of nozzles for bleeding.
Would think this should be addressed. Yes from what I have read the smaller piston should contact the rotor first. This would mean you do not flip the right to the left but rather need to change the crossover tube but in this instance you cannot as they are internal, correct?
 
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Not to mention the bleeder screws will probably upside down?
 
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Not to mention the bleeder screws will probably upside down?
Yep so you would be forced to run them with the bigger piston contacting the rotor first. Now engineers do things for reasons and they designed the unit to work with the smaller piston in the lead position. Does this impact the function so greatly that it will not function correctly, I am thinking no but just I said I do not intend to run my JCW that has Chevy Cobalt SS Brembos at Le Mans, I would not run a MINI with 135i Brembos there as well. Will/would I drive the hell out of the car on the street, ah yes.
 
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I'm not going to track and since they were FREE I'm going to install them ...I really don't think the calipers will lock up or do anything weird by having the bigger piston touching first ....if they do I will still have the R56 calipers for back up.
I'll let u guys know how it goes ��
 

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