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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Wrath, Jul 8, 2012.
Sorry, haven't a clue about the practicalities. I had mine fitted professionally, on account of I wanted them to work.
Same here, I'm happy taking body panels, engine covers and wheels off, but when it comes to something like brakes I'd rather have someone who claims to know what they're doing mess with them.
Having said that I've heard they're simple creatures and easy to get to grips with (brakes, not mechanics )
I have the knowledge so it's better than giving Audi £300 in labour!
They are held in place by the wheel, you have to balance them on the hub, then quickly put your wheel on. It's a bit of a cowboy job, for the sake of them drilling a locating screw hole. Strange thing is, the rears have one. I was considering drilling one myself, using the old disc as a template.
Discs received with NO retaining screw. NOT too happy about that so I have emailed them!
Bump for this topic as I'm going to order some drilled and grooved discs from MTEC tonight.
I'm going for the S4 345mm discs and pads as I've got the bigger OEM calliper carriers to upgrade the front braking to S4 size. Fingers crossed.
Still rocking mine, no issues and wearing correctly.
This, plus one.
What pads did everyone go for? Was thinking EBC RedStuff, but after reading a post on here saying they destroy the MTEC discs...I've changed my mind. Not due a brake replacement anytime soon, might just get researching though.
I just went with the bundled option, which is Mintex.
Update from me then...
I received the discs and pads next working day (paid £5 delivery) and the service has been faultless. The discs are exactly as expected, and do have the small hole for the securing screw (some discussion elsewhere said they might not, but they definitely do). I went for the black coated ones as I've never tried them before, and the last ones rusted up pretty badly between the faces.
I actually went for the 345mm discs for an S4 (and the supplied mintex pads to match) as I already had the upgraded OEM caliper carriers. As it happens, my calipers were the early type so needed some grinding on the leading and trailing edges, but now everything fits and I look forward to wearing them in this week!
How's everyone getting on with their disc/pads (drilled and grooved in particular)? My brakes are due for a change this week so will be going for MTEC/Mintex combination. Any been getting any funny noises or vibrations? Bit put off by the lack of retaining screws on the 321mm front discs but not the end of the world.
Also not sure which caliper colour to go for!
As an alternative I went for these for my S3. Not sure if available in your sizes but pretty happy with them. Came with brembo pads for £150.
AUDI A3 8P1 HATCHBACK S3 QUATTRO FRONT DRILLED KINETIX BRAKE DISCS TX060 137 | eBay
Mine have been on for a year now - and have covered about 9,000 miles. I'm very happy with them. The stopping power is still better than the OEM kit that was on there before. If I'm braking hard from high speed, there's a bit of a rumble between 40-35mph, but other than that, they're fine.
That doesn't sound too bad, any other noises? Only reason I'm asking is because the one thing I can not stand is brake noise! I must admit, the drilled and grooved look so good!
pretty much all grooved discs will hum like that. does my head in couldnt have it myself.
No; just that short period, and it's not too intrusive anyway.
Thanks Jeff, think I'm gonna bite the bullet and place my order! It was either gonna be dimpled+grooved or drilled+grooved anyway, so I think if the noise comes from them being grooved then I may as well have them drilled too.
Decided to go for black caliper paint with white quattro logos.
Post photos, won't you?
I most definitely will.
I have them grooved and drilled, I had the ones with the black coating that eventually rubs of against corrosion, cant say they stayed completely coated!!
yes they do hum at slowing down from 50 -60 from high speeds...changing mine not too impressed.
Good luck. As for squeals depends on the pads used. When pads are getting low they may squeal abit but nothing excessive!!