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M Performance Brake install - DIY? Dust shields a pain?

Hey guys - thinking about pulling the trigger soon on the M Performance brakes (370mm). I was wondering if anyone had a DIY. I know it's a caliper swap and rotor/pad change - not scared of that. Is bleeding the brakes on these cars just like every other BMW ever? I have a pressure bleeder from BavAuto. I know about the coding required. What I don't know is if I can easily access the dust shields - on other BMWs I have had to pull the wheel bearings/hubs which sucks.

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Attached is the instruction to install the M Performance brake kit.

I did not have to replace the shields on my vehicle when I installed the MP brake kit but from the instructions, the fronts bolt right up and if you do not want to cut the rear shield (per the instructions), you will need to remove the hub/wheel bearing.

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Thanks a TON Larry -- surprisingly hard to find!

I was looking at images and the front shields bolts are definitely outside of the hub area, but the rears as you mentioned look like they'd be a pain.

One question - does the new rear shield get cut in order to put it on? Any chance you could peak under your car?
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One question - does the new rear shield get cut in order to put it on? Any chance you could peak under your car?
I did not have to install the shields from the kit since my vehicle came with these shields from the factory (i.e. vehicle came with 340/345 M-Sport brakes). According to the instructions, the rear shields must be cut to install.

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I did not have to install the shields from the kit since my vehicle came with these shields from the factory (i.e. vehicle came with 340/345 M-Sport brakes). According to the instructions, the rear shields must be cut to install.

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Thanks - makes sense. I am sensing that the N20/N26 cars probably need a cut and shield replacement.
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