I've owned the car for around a month now and have been replacing and fixing the bits on the car that need doing. I've just picked my clutch kit up today which I will fit in the coming week.
Now in 2 weeks I want to replace the discs and pads all round (possible caliper re-build and new hoses too) with Mintex as I fitted these to my last 316i Compact and was happy with the performance compared to the stock brakes.
Here lies the problem. My friend has a 318ti M-Sport like mine and months ago I ordered the brakes for him from ebay (the seller assured me the brakes would fit as I was worried the fitment was different to a normal 318ti with it being an M-Sport) Took the car and brakes to a garage and was told the brakes wouldn't fit and he had to fork out for brakes all over again (£120 spent on brakes sat in a cupboard) His M-Sport is a Y-reg, mines a W-reg. Pretty much identical cars.
I don't want to get stung and stuck with some brakes that don't fit as I'll have to order off ebay again as I can't find the brakes stocked anywhere else.
How can I ensure I get the correct fitment of brakes. I will measure the height of the discs. Anything else I can do or anywhere else I can get hold of the same brake kits or similar for around the same price (£100-£120)
Sorry for the long thread
Any help is much appreciated, Cheers