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S4 frnt discs and pads. Easy to do at home?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by SonicDeathmonkey, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. SonicDeathmonkey
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    [Aug 18, 2007]
    Looking to replace the front discs and pads on my S4. Anyone got any recent experience of costs for the parts?

    Also, is this something I can do at home, or best left to a local garage with me supplying the parts?
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    not done mine yet but we swapped Clives for a B7 RS4 set up and it was a doddle, only snag we had was getting the actual calliper bracket off the bottom of the leg. we just nipped to the local charlie browns or whatever and bunged 'em a fiver beer money to slacken them for us
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    After doing the rears on our B6 I'll definately be doing the fronts on my B5 2.8Q. The parts are about £80 from german & swedish and all you need is basic tools
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    Fronts are pretty straightforward on VW\Audi. Did the fronts on my 1.8T recently, took about 1.5hours not rushing. Not done the S4 yet but don't think its too different.
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    Defo give it a go mate its very easy to do as long as things are not rusted even then a good hammer, or long bar will shift them :)
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    Are there two sets of pads on each side of a 2.8 or any other a4? I think the S4 has 4 pads on each side.
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    Stock S4 has 1 pad on each side of the caliper/disc, ie 4 pads in total for the fronts.
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    I did the missuses golf last year and needed a piston windback tool, is this not needed on the Audis?
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    well i dont know what the hell is on mine then, but ther are 4 pads on each side!!!!

    only one other owner, a comany car, so I can't believe they would have had the front discs upgraded.
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    Are you including the rear pads as well as that would make 4 per side.
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    Nope. The front discs have 4 pads on each side. 2 sets of two oneach side.

    I know that I did not change from standard and i cant think why a company car driver would.

    Are we sure the standard S4 only has two pads on each front disc???
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    Looking on ETKA the RS4 has only two pads per side as well.

    You got any pics of these brakes ?
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    Nope. I don't. and i think its too late tonight!!!
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    [Aug 19, 2007]
    your right they have 4 pads on each side "of the car" yes there are 2 pads each side of the disck so in total 4 pads...
    i think the way you wrote it has confused peeps

    but yes they are standard s4 by the sound's of it
    peice of cake to do at home :icon_thumright:
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    Yeah, I could not see why the previous owner would have changed them.

    Are these different to the standard a4? Do ay other a4's have 4 pads on each of the front discs?

    Can anyone recommend a decent pad? ebc red/green stuff?

    Also, gsf or vag-parts for the dics themselves?

    thanks
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    [Aug 21, 2007]
    Just had quote back from vag parts. They sai:

    I beleve your car has the UFO brakes, these are £172.04+vat per disc and £82.49+vat for the pads. Postage will be £8

    172 plus vat PER DISC!!!!!!!!!

    and whatthe hell are UFO brakes?
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    UFO = internal caliper brakes, more surface area apparently enabling bigger discs on standard wheels. Bloody ugly looking things.
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    [Aug 22, 2007]
    well, they certainly dont look like that!

    look like normal, but with 2 pads on each side of the disc.
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    So are the calipers normal or inside out?
    If you do a Google search the UFO's only seem to come up on older Audi 200's and original quattros, although there was some hits that mentioned S6's.
    Give your local German & Swedish a call they'll know which ones they are.
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    the online gsf shop sttes:

    62381 BRAKE DISC-VENTED 321mm A4 2.7T S4 10/00> 47.50

    which sounds a bit better than 170 per disc!!!

    cant believe noone on here has changed the discs on an S4!!!
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    Awesome. Thats the kiddie, complete with 4 pads per disc!!!
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