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HELP!!! NIGHTMARE!!! Trying to upgrade from 288mm to 312 discs....major problems

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rmjohnso, Aug 7, 2012.

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    [Aug 7, 2012]
    Hi,

    I have a 2009 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 140 CR 8PA CBAB....I finally found the carriers I need, they are ATE, and they are 312, I believe they are from a 2009 170 CR version of my car which comes stock with the 312mm (I was first sent the ones stamped 801 in the pics, which are the exact same as on the car now)... the new 312mm (I hope) have the code 740 stamped on them...

    However, after being chuffed I got the right carriers (I think) just got back form the garage, and I had Bosch 312mm discs...but they would not fit with the carriers, disaster again...does this mean I have to buy ATE 312mm discs? And do they have to be from 2009, or can they be new? And do I even have 312mm carriers as show in the pics (the one on the left, stamped 740)...

    They both have ATE markings....

    So is the one on the left a 2009 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 170 312mm carrier and must it have ATE 312mm discs to fit it? Because the Bosch 312mm would not work, despite the website advertising them saying they would....

    cheers,
    Ryan

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    [Aug 7, 2012]
    Got your PM

    ifmtheyndont fit you've probably got 288mm carriers, can you post a pic of the back of the carrier showing the hub mounting holes.

    312s are 312s you probably got done over by the scrappy
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    Here are some other angles of what I think are the 312mm, the larger ones stamped with 740 in the previous pics.
    cheers Dave

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    Look like 288s to me buddy
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    Cheers Dave, you're a great help. I think you are right...I am buying this set up in black. The seller is certain they will fit a 2009 Audi A3 2.0 TDi 140 CR 8PA Sportback...

    Brake Pad Set, disc brake BOSCH - 0 986 424 797 for your car lowest prices - Brakes - Disc brakes - Front brake pads (set of 4) - Brake Pad Set, disc brake - 0 986 424 797

    They should fit fine with these pads and carriers?

    Brake Pad Set, disc brake BOSCH - 0 986 424 797 for your car lowest prices - Brakes - Disc brakes - Front brake pads (set of 4) - Brake Pad Set, disc brake - 0 986 424 797
    Brake disc (sold individually) BOSCH - 0 986 479 058 for your car lowest prices - Brakes - Disc brakes - Front brake discs - Brake disc (sold individually) - 0 986 479 058

    Now I have 2 sets of 288mm Audi OEM carriers from Nirro Ltd...worthless...so they even hire people who work with parts? How can you send somebody 288mm carriers TWICE....
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    Take them back to Nirro mate as miss sold, they are usually ok with things like that. I have used them a few times.
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    Eddie was quick to send out the new carriers, no extra charge, while I stil had the old carriers...so they are honest, and they will sort it out, I have confidence in that...but just a bit frustrated going to my garage twice now, having them get the car up and wheels off, and the carriers not fitting the 312mm discs, again...it was embarrassing...I would have thought people selling parts would know the correct part, at least the second time...but I can't fault them on trying to rectify the problem...but now I just want my money back, return the carriers, and get the MK5 set up with the bosch 312 discs and pads.
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