Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-22-2017, 08:54 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
BMW X5 4.6is Big Brake Brembo Upgrade

So last night I began my installation of my Big Brake Brembo Upgrade. I will provide all the part number so that anyone who wants to venture down this path may do so. Long story short :It works well

UPDATED WITH PART NUMBERS

Parts:
BMW E70 X5M Calipers Part No. 34116789341/34116789342
BMW F85 X5M rotors (395 X36mm) Part No. 34112284901/34112284902
BMW E70 X5M OE Pads Part No. 3411679964
BMW E70 X5M Cailper mounting bolts (4) Part No. 34116778234
BMW F85 X5 M rotor set screw, rotor to hub (2) Part No. 34111123072
BMW E70 X5M Front Brake Pad Sensor (1) Part No. 34356792568
Spacer of your choice (minimum of 3mm)
G2 Caliper Paint: Monte Carlo Blue BMW B05

Notes: You may use E70 X5M rotors and rotor set screw in lieu of F85 parts listed above. The rotors are exactly the same dimension; however I preferred to have the cross drilled version of the rotors to match my rear rotors so I went with the F85 rotors instead. Its a personal choice.

I chose to go with a set of Carbotech 1521 pads for the brake upgrade because they are awesome from the ones I installed on my E39 M5 ( No noise, barely any dust generation and most of all strong bite). Once again another personal choice.

I chose to replace my brake lines with a set of stainless steel braided ones from ECS tuning because their fitment/connection is OE type so very easy to install.

Spacers: This front kit will require 3mm of clearance with factory 20 inch wheels. This should not be a problem for many of us X5ers because most of us already run spacers on our X5. My 4.6is has H&R 20mm spacers up front and 30mm spacers out back.

Minor trimming of brake rotor dust shield (See last image of material removed). Its just a strip from the dust shield 1/4 inch wide by 2 inches long.

Weights:
4.6is/4.8is OE rotor: 26lbs
4.6is/4.8is OE Caliper w/mounting bracket: 20.6lbs.
Bridgestone OE RFT F/R: 41lbs./47lbs.

F85 X5M OE Rotor: 37.4lbs.
E70 X5M OE Caliper: 20.2lbs.
Vredestein Utrac Vortis Front/Rear: 30lbs./35lbs.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

Last edited by X53Jay4.8is; 06-24-2017 at 04:09 PM.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 06-22-2017, 09:13 AM
crystalworks's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 6,137
crystalworks is on a distinguished road
I've been waiting for this Jay...
__________________
2005 X5 4.4i Build 04/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, Pano, Sport (Purchased 06/14 w/ 109,000 miles) (Sold 8/15 w/121,000 miles)


2006 X5 4.8is Build 11/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, DSP, Pano, Running Boards, OEM Tow Hitch, Cold Weather Pckg (Purchased 08/15 w/ 90,500 miles)

2010 X5 35d Build 02/10
Nav, HiFi, 6 DVD, Sports Pckg, Cold Weather Pckg, HUD, CAS, Running Boards, Leather Dash, PDC, Pano (Purchased 03/17 w/ 136,120 miles)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2017, 09:28 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystalworks View Post
I've been waiting for this Jay...
Yes I know. Thanks for your patience Joseph. I will be painting my rear calipers this evening, OE refresh of the calipers, so that I can install them on Saturday to finish the job.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2017, 09:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: mesa,az
Posts: 27
sharkk001 is on a distinguished road
Looks great, where did you find the calipers? EBay? Can you feel a difference from the old calipers?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2017, 11:59 AM
tmv's Avatar
tmv tmv is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,346
tmv is on a distinguished road
Awesome look and work.
Is the //M sticker upside down on the caliper?
__________________

00 E39 DINAN S1 //M5 (82k miles)
06 E53 DINAN 4.8iS, born 2/18/2006 (126k miles) http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...s-my-dslr.html
90 Straman Z32 TwinTurbo Convertible, (1 of 44 ever made) 5 speed, 444rwhp/451rwtq
01 360 Novitec Spider F1 (26k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2017, 01:29 PM
CleanIsFast's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 955
CleanIsFast is on a distinguished road
Fantastic Jay!
__________________
2004 BMW M3 Individual
2009 BMW E70 X5 35d
2011 BMW E70 X5 35d - Totaled
2009 BMW M3 E90 - SOLD
2006 E53 X5 4.8iS - SOLD
2002 E46 M3 Convertible - SOLD
2006 E46 M3 ZCP - SOLD
2011 E70 X5 35d - SOLD
2000 E39 ///M5 - SOLD
2003 E53 X5 4.6iS - SOLD
2006 E83 X3 3.0i MSport - SOLD
2000 E46 323Ci - SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-22-2017, 02:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmv View Post
Awesome look and work.
Is the //M sticker upside down on the caliper?
From the E70 X5M the orientation seems correct.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-22-2017, 05:30 PM
tmv's Avatar
tmv tmv is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,346
tmv is on a distinguished road
Seem like it could be either way for the sticker orientation. Carry on Jay.
__________________

00 E39 DINAN S1 //M5 (82k miles)
06 E53 DINAN 4.8iS, born 2/18/2006 (126k miles) http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...s-my-dslr.html
90 Straman Z32 TwinTurbo Convertible, (1 of 44 ever made) 5 speed, 444rwhp/451rwtq
01 360 Novitec Spider F1 (26k miles)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-22-2017, 06:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharkk001 View Post
Looks great, where did you find the calipers? EBay? Can you feel a difference from the old calipers?
Yes I have seen sets on Ebay that one can purchase. I came across an X5M 2012 that was totaled and purchased the calipers off of the vehicle. The calipers were black up until I think 2013 and then they changed to the Monte Carlo blue. So I prepped the black ones that I had and spray painted them with Monte Carlo Blue via the G2 paint system for what you see installed on the X5.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-23-2017, 11:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 162
itsbrokeagain is on a distinguished road
Wow straight bolt on to the hub? Crazy...
__________________
8/06 build E53 3.0i....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.