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How to improve brakes?

drew67 Aug 11, 2007

  1. drew67

    drew67 New Member

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    Hi there.

    I've got a 2005 s-line A3 Quattro and wondered what I could do to improve the brakes which seem to have quite a bit of play in them before they do anything and stopping power doesn't seem as good as I would expect. I used to have a Leon Cupra with standard brakes which seemed better and was just in an A4 2.0 diesel automatic for a few days which also seemed better.

    Would different pads and fluid make much difference or would it need to be a complete upgrade.
     
  2. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

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    When was the brake fluid last changed? Replacing the fluid made a big difference on my last S3.

    Regards, John.
     
  3. rickparmar

    rickparmar va va voom

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    sorry to hi jack

    but what make of fluid did you use ?
     
  4. drew67

    drew67 New Member

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    I presume it's the original fluid from Audi as the car is only 2 years old and I've only just bought it.
     
  5. jasaudi

    jasaudi Member

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    Have you tried bleeding the brakes yourself? rather than asking someone else to do it. You will probably take more care

    I find the brakes on the A3 pretty good for everyday driving.

    There are some superb upgrades available if you want to do track work :ninja:
     
  6. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

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    The normal Audi stuff i guess. The dealer did at when the car was 4 years old.

    Regards, John.
     

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