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    A3 2.0t quattro brake problem

    Hello all

    This is my first post and hope i can get some advice on what to do with my brakes. I have a a3 2.0t quattro sportback, ive owned it for about 3 months. I bought it from a used car dealer and he fitted new front discs and pads.

    My problem is the brakes are ****e, they just feel like there not up to the job with a slightly spongy feel and i have no confidence in them at all. Couple of times i have had severe brake fade having a quick drive. I have had my garage i use to take a look and drive and they say everything seems fine and they couldn't get them any better.

    I used to own a a3 3.2 and the brakes were out of this world, very very good. Are the standard brakes on the 2.0t crap
    or do i have a issue somewhere. I know the brakes fitted were from euro car parts but unsure what brand.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    The 2.0T brakes are crap. I put S3 brakes on mine and i'd say they are much better.
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    I had a feeling someone would say that, i just wanted a second opinion. The s3 brakes you put on your car share the same with the 3.2 and i think are very good. Did you do the backs as well or just the front 345mm upgrade?

    I cant believe they are that poor, ok if you are crusing along but anything spirited they cant handle it. Shame as its not cheap.
    what will i pay £250-£350 for callipers alone.

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    The 3.2 and S3 are the same but the caliper design is slightly different.The 3.2 brakes are cheaper around 300 complete front and back. The S3 calipers are about 500+ complete from breakers. Must do upgrade.


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    i got a full set of 4 on ebay for around 500 i think, discs, pads and calipers.
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    Yea I payed 350 or something for front calipers, disks and pads. Didn't bother with the rears.
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