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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by audiv6quattro, Jan 12, 2012.

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    [Jan 12, 2012]
    Hi just popped into local halfords and asked for brake pads for my a4 2.6 v6 quattro and the bloke just stared at me like I'd grown two heads, so after explaining 3 times I wanted rear pads he gave me product number HBP 421 now can anyone tell me if these are the right ones as they say they are for a gold gti and Audi 80 Audi 90 but not a4, I know I should have gone to my local motorfactors but went there for quickness.don't really want to take wheels of and dismantle brakes if they are the wrong part. Thanks guys
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    If you car is in the age range 1994-6 then these are showing on Halfords site as rear brake pads for an A4 2.6 12v SOHC, but there is no reference of them being for a car with Quattro (would have assumed that with rear wheels being driven they may have been bigger than 2wd). Did the 2.6 come as a 2wd model?

    If not then it says these are the ones and are manufactured by Lucas.

    Are there no local Euro Car Parts, GSF or indys you can get to?
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    Cheers warren yeah gonna go to euros tomorrow, when I got them out the box they looked far to small to stop a Robin reliant let alone an Audi so they are going straight back,not to sure if they made a2wd version I think they did and mine is a p reg late 96.thanks again mate
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    They probably are the right pads.

    Do they look like this:

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    Yeah mate that's em they just look so small out of the box didn't think they would fit let alone stop anything they are so thin, might just be me. Thanks Aragon maybe won't be going back to the shop then will take the plunge tomorrow and try to fit them, no point in taking them back if I get the same pads from a different company, will let you know if they fit or not, also does £87 each rear disk sound about the right price to you guys or not. Thanks again
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    They're small because they're rear pads, the rear doesnt do that much stopping!

    £87 per disk is mental money.

    I paid around £20 for the pads, and around 40 for a PAIR of disks if i remember correctly.
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    I remember being struck with thinking how small the rear pads looked on the 2.6 too! and yeah, the 2.6 did come in fwd but I think the rear pads were the same for both.
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    That's a massive price difference £40 for the pair, thats exactly why people call them halfrauds bloody rip of mechants,where did you get your disks aragorn, I've seen them on eBay quite cheap but are they actually any good, would rather pay a bit extra if they are gonna last longer than a couple of months
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    The pads are more or less the same on all B5's. Later (alloy) FWD calipers have a slightly different spring on the top, but otherwise they're identical. All Quattros use the same pad as pictured.

    Mine just came from the local motorfactors down the road. I'd imagine Euro Car Parts or GSF would be much the same.

    These guys have them for a tenner each (SG3381):

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    [Jan 13, 2012]
    Halfords. Say no more, the staff simply don't have a clue and they are overpriced.

    I got Bosch pads for the back of mine for £20 and the discs were about £40 iirc
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    Bloody hell that site is cheap how do they manage to sell things that cheap its mental, cheers for that link. Yeah all halfrauds staff that I've come accross don't have a clue not saying they are all like that but down here in Eastbourne they are, oh yeah the pads do fit with a great deal of effort to push back the pistons far enough to put new pads in, never taken so long to change a set of pads, not like my old escort rs the were simple but then again fords allways are
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    [Jan 14, 2012]
    Erm you did wind the piston back not just push it, didn't you?
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    [Jan 14, 2012]
    Oops no just pushed it back, never done brakes on an Audi so so didn't realise I had to wind them back, brakes seem fine though looks like I'll be on the look out for new calipers aswell now never mind
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