There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man, and bring him to the ground.

Well, that's right. One way is drying-up the supply-chain of much needed parts. The one part I would never have guessed BMW no longer is able to supply to me is, wait for it, brake rotors.

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The 256mm brake disc for my 2002 tii is no longer in stock, nor seems to be in the near future (source: both BMW Netherlands and Germany). I'm shocked as these quite obviously need replacement once in a while.

First aftermarket-product that comes to mind is a Brembo disc. Same story. I could opt for Tarox or some other specialists disc (Wilwood!) but these are all way more expensive.

The E21 320/6 had 255mm discs, maybe I could make that work.

My normal source for partnumbers still mentions the tii-brakes to be available though, someone in the US knows if it's an issue over there as well?