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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, Mar 14, 2005.

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    [Mar 14, 2005]
    OK, looks like my car has got a new problem, I'm getting vibrations through the steering column whilst under braking when the brakes are hot! Is this a sign of warped disks anyone?
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    [Mar 14, 2005]
    Sounds like Joe /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
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    jojo,

    I've had this problem for a while now. I'm on my Third set of discs, as I've been told the previous Two sets were warped, not sure that is what the problem is though as I thought that if you had warped discs then the problem would have started from day one. If you find out what the problem was please post your solution.

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    [Mar 15, 2005]
    Forgot to add that I have the Brembo GT(junior) Kit fitted.
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    Jojo,

    not sure what the brembo's are like exactly - they drilled/grooved etc? but if they are grooved then I don't think they can be skimmed, my ebc's have the same symptoms, and I was told they could not be skimmed so a new set of discs will be needed....or nice upgrade if I can ever afford!

    I'd like to be told I was wrong and there is an alternative though!

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    I am also suffering from this problem.
    Soon to buy new discs i think.

    What do you think of these as standard replacements.??

    It only lists them on here for the A3 (will have to search site) but i think you can get them for the S3.

    http://www.gsfcarparts.com/brembo/
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    just take them to an engineers and they will skin um for u. on my old corsa sri i had 2ltr brakes on it and warped 3 sets of disks, had 1 set skimmed and they were still on the car wen i sold it, once they have got that hot and warped they are hardened so skim them and they wont warp so easy
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    Take it to AmD Technik at Bicester, just off the M40 so not too far from you

    www.amdtechnik.com

    They have a ProCut lathe which skims the disc while it is still on the car, so perfectly finished

    Costs about £50 per pair

    Have had it done on a couple of cars now and it is very effective


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    [Mar 17, 2005]
    Thanks for the info Neil, but hoping to do it more locally, I would need 2 trips to AmD to get it sorted, as they have to diagnose warped disks before they will book me in. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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