Mrs kingfisher's QTS has had an advisory on the very recent MOT rear discs/corroded/worn but not affecting function ( or similar words).
Not too bad, 84k on original discs although pads were changed at 38k ( umm -- not convinced that was needed as there is still plenty of life in the current pads.)
i)go for genuine Audi replacements ( local dealer menu price £259 total )
I understand that the Audi parts are good quality and pads work well/last.
ii)replace with something better , I have used Tarox in the past, on another Audi, but we both prefer the stealth look of plain discs so would need to be the Zero version ( and the G88s I used were inclined to whine a bit on fast stops)
About £180 + £60 for pads + labour ( one hour ?? )
iii)Upgrade from 245 mms to 255mms plain discs pre face lift S4 - I would need two new (secondhand if in excellent condition) S4 caliper mounting pins/bracket - cannot be much of a market for those so should be able to pick up cheap !
Backing plates may need changing?
Generally it is used for relatively short distances, does less than 5k a year, and she doesn't drive fast/use the brakes a lot -- I welly it more, especially when on my own !!
Based on the longevity of the originals, disc and pad life is immaterial and I always prefer 'wear quicker it it works better' and dusty wheels would just have to be cleaned more often.
Car was chipped in 2000 and had 312mms upgrade on the front approx 45k miles ago.
Any helpful comments?
Mrs kingfisher says go for the £259 option, koz it's easy, so I'd need a good arguement.....