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Disk and pad options

Lordy Dec 9, 2012

  1. Lordy

    Lordy New Member

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    Hey guys, new to the forum and need some advice.

    I've got a late 54 reg 1.8t 190hp A4 which requires new disks and pads all round (advisory on MOT). I fancy something with a little more bite as I do like to give her a bit of punishment once in a while and wondered if you have any recommendations?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Paul @ Unit 9 Remaps

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    ive got 312mm's and use brembo pads with apec disc and are quite good
     
  3. AudiLeon

    AudiLeon Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    If you have 245mm rear discs, i ahve a brand new set of pagid discs here I don't need.
     
  4. Lordy

    Lordy New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response guys, how can I tell which sizes I need? I read somewhere it was in the front of the service manual.
     
  5. Pabs

    Pabs Active Member

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    190's have 312mm fronts and 255mm rears

    I've tried ultimax dimpled and grooved discs and pads, they look good behind the wheel but were **** and so have now changed everything to brembo discs and pads, had them for almost a year now and they are perfect..
     
  6. Lordy

    Lordy New Member

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    Thanks Pabs you're the man! Is that brembo all round or just fronts?? I've heard good things about ds2500's for pads. I'm also contemplating changing over to braided lines and doing a fluid change but also unsure on which fluid to use.
     
  7. Pabs

    Pabs Active Member

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    No probs mate yeah I've got brembos all round. Padgid and ferrodo get good reviews just depends on your budget, brake fluid change is a definite think its recommended to be changed every 2-3 years and it's dot4 fluid for our cars mate. Your gonna be busy doing all that before xmas.

    When your doing your discs check your calipers if the piston is stiff or difficult to push I would recommend getting them refurbed or exchanged, I made the mistake of not and it cost me a new set of front discs and pads and new calipers a few weeks after changing them, the piston seized which clamped the pad on the discs and warped them I was gutted
     
  8. Lordy

    Lordy New Member

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    Haha yeah sure am, needs doing though. I don't have to much Xmas expenditure and work nights so shouldn't be a worry. ;) Are your brembos grooved? Dimpled? or just regular??
     
  9. Pabs

    Pabs Active Member

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    I just got the normal 312mm vented, you can get grooved ones I think they are called brembo max but they were quite a bit more expensive, they look good though
     
  10. Dubbers1

    Dubbers1 Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    Brembo Max Discs and pads here!

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    Never had a problem with them, rears are standard Brembo because they dont seem to do a grooved rear in this size and cant see it making much difference on the back
     

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