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Discs and pads.

S3 GAZ Feb 1, 2014

  1. S3 GAZ

    S3 GAZ Member

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    Hi need to get some discs and pads all round for my 04 tdi 130bhp quattro sport.

    What size of front discs are they on the front and rear.

    And recommendations on brand not going oem.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. S3 GAZ

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    On further reading on gsf/ecp looks like there a few options

    Fronts 280, 288 and 312

    Rears 245, 255

    Need to get the tape measure out a think
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  3. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    Check on the front page of your service manual and look at the PR codes, then cross reference the code with the codes on ECP/GSF. I.E. 1LV etc

    I would hazard a guess at 288/312

    My 2.5 Quattro has the 312.
     
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  4. S3 GAZ

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    Ok mate will do thanks
     
  5. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    If you can and want optimal brakes if you haven't got them look into

    312 mm and 255 mm caliper carriers.
     
  6. S3 GAZ

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    No need mate I find current a set up adequate
     
  7. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    You might have 312 and 255 then.

    But 9 times out of 10, people who have never had a big brake kit say that.
     
  8. S3 GAZ

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    Its an 04 plate run out model I think. Came with a lot of run out stuff like aero wipers from factory and the RNS-E looks and feels factory fit. So may have came with the bigger brakes.

    Will measure them tomorrow and find out for definite

    Had 312 on my old s3. This is is a heavier car and I feel it brakes equally well for the Lower level of performance.
     
  9. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I was looking at a big brake kit when I first got my car, but after replacing the 312mm discs and fitting new pads it's well capable of the job
     
  10. S3 GAZ

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    Measured discs and cross referenced against PR codes.

    Fronts are 288mm
    Rears are 245 mm

    Ordered up some Pagid discs and pads. £150 all in from ECP

    Was £213 from audi
     
  11. S3 GAZ

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    Fitted Pagid discs and pads. Very impressed with the quality of both discs and pads.

    Discs have anti rust coating which looks good behind the wheels.
    Pads have adhesive backing which requires no copper slip.

    No squeaking and excellent performance so far .
     

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