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Ordering new brakes!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mindak, Apr 22, 2014.

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    [Apr 22, 2014]
    Hi all I'm wanting to order new discs and pads all round!
    but keep getting asked what size, is there an easier way than removing them to measure!
    and is there more than one type of pad?

    cheers
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    [Apr 22, 2014]
    Do a search, there are plenty of threads on brake sizes.

    The info you need is on the build sticker, either in the boot or in the front of the service book. It will have a string of 3 digit codes, like 1EK and 1KZ etc. Once you have these you need to find one of the threads which will help you see which size brakes you have.
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    [Apr 22, 2014]
    You mean this mate?
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    [Apr 22, 2014]
    Nice one thanks mate!
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    [Apr 22, 2014]
    No worries at all! :thumbsup:
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    [Apr 25, 2014]
    Right got my discs now having same problem with pads, places saying there's 2 types, can this sticker tell me this too?
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    Yep.
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    Any idea where?
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    As mentioned above... Your brake codes will be on the sticker in your service book or on your chassis.

    Have you deciphered all of your codes using the link provided yet?
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    The codes told me nothing about pads only that it has disc brakes (no sizes)
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    You use that code to find the pads. It corresponds to a size.

    Go to eurocarparts website, search for pads for your car, click on one of the results and you'll see similar type codes quoted in the description. You just need to keep looking until you find one that carries your code.

    What were the codes for your discs??
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Here's my post from ages ago when I was looking for pads for my car. See if it helps...

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    great post, bookmarked for sure!!!
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