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Nearly time for new brakes

Randomjim Jun 5, 2007

  1. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Need new brakes now really but i'm holding out as long as possible because i've just spent lots on 4 new tyres.

    Question is what brakes do i go for.......

    1- 312mm brake upgrade - Will it work on a4 1.8se with 280mm discs?

    2- Do i just replace for standard discs as i found they were really good anyway.

    3 - Black diamond discs and ferodo pads..

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    My 1999 S4 fronts will be for sale very soon dude :)

    Not sure if they'll fit though?
     
  3. SamDude

    SamDude Active Member

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    ...don't hold out for too long, eh Jim?
     
  4. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    I'm fitting a set of brembos from the cupra R and goin for bigger disks not sure what size though.

    chris
     
  5. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    The 345mm discs from the S4 deffo fit on the 8E (B6)
     
  6. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Random LOL
     
  7. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    I know lol just spent £400 on tyres and now my brakes are feeling very dodgy. I'll have to look into what will fit.
     
  8. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    A friends got black diamond discs and ebc redstuffs all round on his S3, stops on a dime, v good.
     
  9. johnie72

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    I've got 312mm Discs with standard calipers and EBC green stuff pads. It now stops as it should and there's no fade because the bigger discs can cool down alot quicker.

    I got the caliper carriers from VAG parts and they're genuine VAG. Not bad for around 110 quid delivered. You'd probably pay that for a pair from the breakers.
     
  10. johnyj

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    johnie72 what was the 312mm discs from an a6?
     
  11. johnie72

    johnie72 Member

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    No, I got the discs for a A4 b6 3.0 quattro. Ordered from vwspares.co.uk for about 35 or 40 squids each iirc.
     
  12. Randomjim

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    I did a bit of searching today and i don't think the 312mm brakes will work on mine so that rules those out. I have lucas calipers and i'm pretty sure it'll only work if you have ate cailpers.

    Also it might be a leak in my master cylinder making my brakes feel so rubbish because the discs are not too bad.
     
  13. johnie72

    johnie72 Member

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    You definately need the ATE calipers for the 312mm set up.
     
  14. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Ah right thought i might have a problem. Thanks for clearing that up. I've heard good reviews of black diamond stuff so i might go for them with some ferodo ds pads. Gonna check out the master cylinder thing first though.
     

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