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Dave B's S3 Diary

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by [Dave B], Sep 15, 2013.

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    [Feb 11, 2014]
    Thread takeover :)
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    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

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    LOL the french are invading the germans, oh the irony!
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    I think we need our own thread starting...
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    Right, time to get this back on track. From an earlier post you'll see that I acquired these:

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    They came with the carriers, some worn pads and some ok discs. From reading the brake thread I now need the following:

    - Leon Cupra R lines (braided?)
    - Plain discs
    - Decent pads

    The car won't see any track work so I don't need anything to racey! Where's the best place to source this stuff from? B5?
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    Bill can supply all including braided brake lines... pads wise there is no reason not to use DS2500's on a road setup as they are better than std pads... they will work more than once if you have to use them 'urgently' :)

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    Except they are illegal.....;)
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    What's illegal about DS2500's? news to me!
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    In which case maybe we should all stop de-catting, fitting hids and generally modding cars... :)

    ..but in case there are those of us that like to live on the wild side of life here is some useful info...
    Ferrodo DS2500 'and EU Reg 90 - SEAT Cupra.net - SEAT Forum

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    Thanks chaps.

    Westy - interesting info on the DS2000's, if they're much cheaper than the DS2500's then they'd probably do me TBH.

    Suppose I should PM Bill and get some info on the damage then.
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    We all know its bull**** but the fact is still there...knowledge is king..;)
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    I think Dave gets the idea don't you
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    Also dont think an MOT tester or police man will be dismantling the brakes...unless theres an accident with brakes at fault of course
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    I wouldn;t bother with DS2500s for road use personally.
    Genuine Brembo pads are very good and about £35 from opie oils.
    They also have more material than a ds2500 so last longer.

    They'll fade eventually if you abuse them a lot, but are generally pretty good
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    Thanks for the info gents, I've got some prices now to have a chew over. The first decision that needs to be made though is what colour to paint the calipers! For reference, it's a Ming Blue Pearl car. My current short-list is as follows:

    Mexico blue:

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    Monterey Blue:

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    ...or maybe Cadburys purple:

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    Thoughts, any other ideas? The colours I'm avoiding are Red, yellow, orange, green, gold, silver and white :laugh:
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    I like the Mexico blue mate.
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    Thanks Westy, I'm kinda liking the brightness of them too.

    For ref here's a pic of what looks like a ming blue S3 with red Brembo's (not my car) on it.....anyone handy with photoshop fancy making those red calipers Mexico blue?

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    What about trying a light grey colour? It will make them stand out but they'll still match the Ming blue nicely.
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    But then again, I do like the look of this:

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    Decision decisions :unsure:
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    Is this April fools? Surely black?
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    That last color looks decent actually. The others look a bit.... Nova.
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    Agreed. OEM+
    Although out of the colours i think ming blue favours the Cadbury purple
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    I do like that last blue also, not to keen on the first two tbh
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    Good shout, maybe like this but with just the brembo stickers?

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    LOL! I actually owned a Nova at one point :whistle2:
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    I'm thinking lighter then that and non metallic otherwise it'll look silver, which you're trying to avoid ;)
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    We might have a winner:

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    What about this with red Brembo stickers too:

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    Obviously I'm biased but the anodised Touareg finish is pretty nice...

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    The anthracite does look nice though too. Always wanted my wheels that color...

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