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Need Brakes All Round - What's Best?

JudderMan Sep 2, 2013

  1. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    My rear calipers are screwed now as I live near the coast and the salty air seems to have made them seize up or are just about to seize. The front discs could do with replacing too, but I can't figure out if the front calipers need changing...is there a rule of thumb for this or is replacing the rear calipers a good indicator of the fronts needing doing too?

    Checking out the prices online, it looks like:

    front discs and pads £75
    rear discs and pads £41
    front calipers £86 each (£172)
    rear calipers £103 each (£206)

    I never want take the cheap option when it comes to brakes (I once owned a mk2 Escort with brakes that cost more than the car), but £206 for rear calipers is a bit much, and considering S3 front brake setups are £210 from eBay. If they are seized, is a rebuild kit a good idea or is it just putting off the inevitable need to replace the caliper in a few months when the winter sets in again?

    This thread has some decent links http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/114102-brake-caliper-repair.html

    I have a mate that runs a VAG garage and will get him to price things up and another who works at a TPS type shop who pays trade +15% for parts, but as always, I like to hear the ASN views first.
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

  3. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

    Sweet, that's much cheaper cheers!!

    Might as well for S3 fronts and brand new rears for the same price as I was looking at.

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