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      03-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Very important question concerning brakes

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I'm in the caribbean, and the firms import their cars from the UK, hence I own a 2006 e90 320i sedan. Sadly enough my brake discs are in TERRIBLE state and to order new brake rotors, the bmw dealer itself told me I need to order and wait almost a month for stock ones...at a very high price as well.

I've decided to go for some aftermarket cross-drilled ones from the USA but there has been alot of confusion concerning the fitment. Doing the research it seems as though the fitment of rotors between the 325i sedan and the UK's 320i sedan SHOULD be the same, however a mechanic is telling me no.

Can someone please help me?
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Why don't you post in the right section? http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38

I am sure there are more than enough people that will help you out
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I see 292mm and 300mm diameter available for your car.
There are 300 and 330 listed for the 325i too.
Any chance you can measure across the rotors in mm and confirm?

I expect there are several sizes depending upon the BHP of the car, there is 150bhp and a 170bhp version of yours I guess?

I went with Pagid rotors recently, extremely accurate machining and in UK very low cost relative to oem parts. Cant tell the difference!
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Gentlemen,

I'm in the caribbean, and the firms import their cars from the UK, hence I own a 2006 e90 320i sedan. Sadly enough my brake discs are in TERRIBLE state and to order new brake rotors, the bmw dealer itself told me I need to order and wait almost a month for stock ones...at a very high price as well.

I've decided to go for some aftermarket cross-drilled ones from the USA but there has been alot of confusion concerning the fitment. Doing the research it seems as though the fitment of rotors between the 325i sedan and the UK's 320i sedan SHOULD be the same, however a mechanic is telling me no.

Can someone please help me?
320i and 325i discs are different.
Are you talking about front or rear one?

If it is 320i (and not si) then you should be looking for:

292mm front
296mm back

All the best.
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320i and 325i discs are different.
Are you talking about front or rear one?

If it is 320i (and not si) then you should be looking for:

292mm front
296mm back

All the best.
Thank you to all the gentlemen for your help!

Shouldn't the car work within a range though? so 300 front and back should work?
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Thank you to all the gentlemen for your help!

Shouldn't the car work within a range though? so 300 front and back should work?
give it a go and let us know the findings.
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