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    My N/S front brake disc is warped, so it needs changing. They were changed 12K ago by BM before i bought the car.
    However, i have trawled through the net, and RealOEM, and they all list my car as having 'Solid' front discs, yet the ones curently on are vented.
    What should my car have??? I dont want to spend £50-60 on a set, and then find they are wrong
    The list for vented discs starts with the 320i...and obviously vented discs require a bigger caliper? Does this mean mines had a caliper change at some point, or is there another explanation, such as they made a few with vented fronts???

    Im realy confused now..Nothign seems to be easy when it comes to getting parts for this car
     
     

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    i dont think it matters of disc as the vented are better anyway since they fit your car i should imagine the pads will but someone in this area will correct me am sure .
     
     

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    there could be changes between the calipers for solid and vented discs
    my iS is a 96 and has vented fronts and solid rears if that is of any use
     
     

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    Real OEM comes up with vented for your car as there is no listing for solid discs

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...41&hg=34&fg=05
     
     

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    Hmm..i obvously cant be trusted to use Real OEM on my own
     
     

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