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Anyone got their old front brake pad with a sensor lying around?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by davej_anderson, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. davej_anderson
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    [Dec 30, 2009]
    Am looking to upgrade my front brake pads to some Ferodo DS2500 pads on my 2.0TFSI quattro. These pads don't have the wear sensors so thought I'd use an old sensor and connect the wires on that rather than trying to put a wire on the current sensor.

    So, anyone got their old front pad with the sensor lying around?

    Am happy to contribute to the beer fund for postage :beerchug:
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    [Dec 30, 2009]
    bodge a paperclip in it and some insulation tape on top :D
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    I am trying to avoid the sticky back plastic Blue Peter effort :noway:
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    [Sep 21, 2010]
    Why do you wanna upgrade your front brake pads? Is the old sensors better than the one you're currently using? I'm quite confused on this. My friend is looking for a replacement for his brake pads but we're both newbies and don't know where to look and buy for a good quality pads. Do you know a good brand for brake pads?
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    Upgrading the pads to a decent set of pads is a simple upgrade as the OE pads aren't designed for tuned cars. Its got nothing to do with the wear sensor - most aftermarket performance pads don't have them so unless you bodge a connection on the end, the brake pad level warning light will come up on the dashboard.
    Lots of people highly rate Ferodo, especially the DS2500.
    (I still haven't gotten around to doing this)
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    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    You could just go old school (crazy, I know) and take a peek at your pads every now and then to see how they're faring! Modern luxuries are blooming lovely though, so I definitely see where you're coming from.

    davej_anderson - I sent you a PM about my S3 brakes for sale, did it reach you?
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    circleswim Lacks Car Funds...

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    Unfortunately I threw mine out on the weekend...
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    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    [Sep 22, 2010]
    Why can you not cut the plug off your old pads?
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    No i didn't, damn!
    Will pm you my email
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    They aren't that old and want to keep them in case I need to change them out at some point
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    [Sep 22, 2010]
    Hi i sent you a pm i have the audi pads off my a3. A pic is easier if this is what your after let me know.

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