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    Uprated pads and braided hoses for 2.5tdi what and where?

    after getting a service yesterday a few faults came up including corroded/cracked flexi pipes and front pads, just done a search on the internet for the hoses and couldnt find anyone that does them to fit my car, will they fit from another audi? the car is a 2003 2.5tdi fwd a4

    also the issue of brake pads....i fancy some uprated ones for road use only but havent got a clue what to get, any info will be great, cheers!

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    I just put a complete RS4 front brake setup on my 1.8T. I got EBC RedStuff pads and HEL performance braided hoses. Both sourced from ebay stores and so far so good.

    I'm sure both EBC and HEL will do parts for your TDi.

    FOR SALE: Eibach Sportline Springs from B5 A4. £50 - PM for details.

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    you wont go far wrong with green or red stuff pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarcup View Post
    you wont go far wrong with green or red stuff pads
    Are they available for the 2.5?
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    greenstuff pads not too bad

    But not the EBC discs: on my old Golf (5yrs ago), I had a bad time with the EBC "dimpled and grooved" gold discs ... the theory is good: dimples less likely to crack than cross-drilled ones and the grooves keep the face clean.... BUT the quality was poor... they're a real Ripspeed-style cosmetic waste of time, I ran them gently for the best part of 1000miles (was advised 500miles should be fine) and then as soon as I started driving more enthusiastically, they were fried: warped and buckled almost beyond use within a few weeks.... now I either stick with OEM or stuimp up the bucks for a known brand such as AP Racing or Brembo.... I replaced them with Brembo x-drilled.
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    As above, EBC Discs are dreadfull.
    But tbh, greenstuff pads aren't any better than genuine audi pads. Too many people buy cheaper replacements and claim oem is bad.

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    Hows the brakes going smooth are they alot more responsive and sharp now.

    Hows the HIDs looking

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothAssault View Post
    I just put a complete RS4 front brake setup on my 1.8T. I got EBC RedStuff pads and HEL performance braided hoses. Both sourced from ebay stores and so far so good.

    I'm sure both EBC and HEL will do parts for your TDi.
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    Brakes feel great, although rare that the ABS doesn't kick in thanks to the weather we're having!!! But I'm really happy with 'em.

    HIDs still looking SHWEEEEET! lol

    FOR SALE: Eibach Sportline Springs from B5 A4. £50 - PM for details.

 

 

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