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      06-22-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Drives: 2012 e84 X1
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2012 E84 Front Brake Size Issue

Hey Everyone,

I went to do brakes on my 2012 X1 (28i) today and have had quite an adventure.
I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this.

I ordered some performance rotors and pads for all four wheels and started to install the front first. The rotor went on nice, but the caliper bracket was too small. I took the rotor off and realized it was 330 mm where the one I removed was 312 mm. I double checked the part numbers and they were all correct. I called my local BMW who used the VIN to verify my car should have 330 mm front rotors, but the stock caliper bracket had no chance of fitting.

I was told by BMW that if the car was manufactured in China it could have 312 mm rotors, but my VIN identifier is W (Germany).

Long story short...VIN says 330, aftermarket suppliers say 330. Car has 312.
I've had to order rotors for a different model to get what I need.

Has anyone else ever seen this?