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    Who's Using the DB9 Caliper Brackets?

    Hey guys-here's the situation I'm in:
    I have a 60k mile E46 M3 going to the Cleveland Auto Show and I ordered the VBT DB9 brackets and CSL rotors.
    Surprise- they no longer ship to the US; they will not sell to us.


    I've created a prototype of a bracket as a 3D print, and it's currently holding my DB9 calipers on. I'm going to see if I can make them for folks in the US who want to utilize that BBK upgrade after I tinker with the fitment a little more and convert them to steel. If anybody has photos of the kit they're using for the DB9 calipers, could you post them here so I can recreate the strongest, best fitting kit out there?

    If not, I understand, I just figured I would ask some fellow enthusiasts. It's a great upgrade, but there's no way to do it in the US anymore.

    Thank you!!​

    #2
    Epsilon I got your DM, but I'm a freshman here, so I can't respond. Lol. Email me and we'll work something out.

    ecroy@definitivemotorwerk.com

    Thank you!

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      #3
      I have the VBT DB9 brackets, Aston calipers, and CSL/ZCP rotors. I'm running Porsche calipers and ZCP/CSL rotors on the rear. I've had zero issues with them, It's a great setup for the money IMHO. It's a shame you can't get them here in the states anymore.







      I have a bunch more if you want, just PM me.
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        #4
        Will these DB9 calipers clear a donut spare? I too tried to get the VBT kit...but I think I found another way.
        Last edited by PSUEng; 02-13-2024, 07:46 PM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by PSUEng View Post
          Will these DB9 calipers clear a donut spare? I too tried to get the VBT kit...but I think I found another way.
          No idea if it clears a spare, but AAA clears all brake setups.
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            #6
            I run DB9s. I ordered from VBT in 2018.

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              #7
              What pads are you guys running? I'll post some pics of my stuff later today, I have to start assembling the front end anyway.
              http://www.natehasslerphoto.com
              '99 M3, Hellrot/Sand Beige, slicktop
              '01 M3, Imola/black

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                #8
                I run Centric Posi Quiet D1001 63-105-1001 for the DB9 (you can grab them from zeckhausen.com or rockauto.com etc). They're quiet, don't make much mess, work fine in wet/cold, and are just fine street pads. I've never had any fad on the street. The initial bite when cold is a bit meh, but once you get a bit of heat in them they're great. And for the money - they're like $75 - it's a fantastic choice IMHO.
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                  #9
                  Just to add, zeckhausen.com has all the caliper rebuild parts and a bunch of pad options all in one place: https://www.zeckhausen.com/catalog/i...th=440_441_442
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                    #10
                    Our caliper bracket is almost done; it will be for the 345mm rotor without the spacer. The spacer works, but a one-piece design makes me feel a little better about it.

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                      #11
                      My setup

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                      '99 M3, Hellrot/Sand Beige, slicktop
                      '01 M3, Imola/black

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