Door brakes

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  1. Keshav

    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    I found this interesting door brakes option on the E9 German forum.

    Door brakes from a MB 190 (W201). Perfect fit and costs around 15€ or less as opposed to the E30 door brakes which cost 3x. Supposedly last a life time too.

    Per the write up, exact fit, except the plastic tube into which the pin is inserted/ A pillar side. The ‘eye’ is narrower and the tube needs to be worked to fit in there.

    I borrowed 2 pics.......

    Keshav
     

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    Yes, 2002 guys have doing his for a number of years same deal
     
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    Right, I think the 2002’s have to shorten the metal strip so the door doesn’t open too wide? But yes, certainly a good option, specially price and fit wise.

    There is an aspect of MB part that one must be aware off:
    MB 190 Door brake
    Door open at pos 1 = 40cm
    Door open at pos 2 = 90cm

    Compared to
    BMW E30 Bremse
    Door opening at pos 1 = 70cm
    Door opening at pos 2 = 110cm
     
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    Installed them three years ago, and am very pleased with them. Their design, I believe, will provide much longer life than the OE e9's.
     
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    so here's a question - is the MB arm the same length as the e9 arm? if not, would the e9 door brake arm fit into the MB housing?
    here's the 2nd question - is there a difference in the e9 + MB housing catches for the arm to stop.
     
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    Had those 3 detent door brakes on my 2002. The detents caused a lot of stress on the pinch weld bracket on the chassis.

    Had a broken spring on Athena's driver door when I bought her, pretty sure I replaced it with one from an E28 and had to file the arm a little to fit the pin in the chassis bracket. Looked like this one from W-N: https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/doo...ufacturing-you-need-2-for-1-car-41-19-02.html
     
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    The MB and e9 arms use different detent methods and aren’t interchangeable.
     

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