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2 front brakes and pads - recommendations?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jackj, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. jackj

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    Hi all,

    Just had my free health check at Audi, and my front brakes are lipped and my pads are 90% worn - although it doesn't feel like this at all!

    Anyway, I need to get 2 new front breaks and pads - any recomendations? Audi have quoted me £244.14 to supply.

    Thanks all
     
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    I am also interested in this as I think mine needs discs and pads all round.
    I have used brakeparts.co.uk before but I am unsure whether to get oem for this car!
    Quite a price difference.
     
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    Standard audi-sport recommendation for pads - Ferodo DS2500, discs I can't help with though. You'll be able to get the OEM ones cheaper than from Audi though, just don't know where.
     
  5. jackj

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    I'm thinking of getting Black Diamond grooved and drilled brakes with Black Diamond pads - any good?
     
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    Don't get drilled discs, they have a habit of cracking and you really won't need them. Not worth the risk.
     
  7. jackj

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    Thanks for the input bud - will grooved discs be ok?
     
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    Grooved should be fine, but again probably more than you'll need. To be honest, I haven't really looked at replacement brakes for 8Ps (spent a long time deciding to stay with the S3 discs and ferodo pads on my 8L). Have you looked at getting S3 brakes? Not sure if the standard calipers would be a straight fit onto S3 discs, but surely they'd be better than the ones that come on a TDi.
     
  9. jackj

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    Just starting thinking about S3 ones now - can you recommend anywhere to get them?
     
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    Don't pagid make audi's discs/pads, they're pretty cheap on eurocarparts.
     
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    Again, afraid not. I'm an ideas man :idea:... other people work out the details. I might have a set coming up for sale in the next week or so (depending on clearance of my wheels and new brakes).
     
  12. jackj

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    If I got S3 calipers, brakes and pads would I be ok to put these straight into my A3? Or would I need anything else to make the conversion work? Thanks!
     
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    Not sure, but I think it's just a case of taking the old calipers off and bolting the new ones in place. Don't think there's a different bracket or anything.
     
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    Thanks mate - can anyone confirm this?
     
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    Actually, thinking about it that doesn't make sense. The bigger rotor means the caliper is further out from the hub, there must be a different bracket. I don't know if that comes as part of a kit... I'll check what came with my setup and see how much comes off of the standard setup once it's all off.
     
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    Thanks mate - appreciated - talk soon
     
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    Do any companies offer uprated pads to go with standard discs?
     
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    Just had a look, the R8 calipers come with brackets and peg bits to go straight onto the hub, so the S3 stuff will be coming out completely. I don't know if the S3 calipers attach in the same way though, think we'll just have to wait until someone who knows for sure comes along.

    As for uprated pads - the Ferodo DS2500s that I said first work with standard discs (on an S3 anyway, I'd assume there's an A3 version too).
     

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