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would these brake discs be worth a go?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ultramodz, Apr 22, 2005.

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    ultramodz 06 A4 2.0T FSi S-Line SE

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    you'd have to inform your insurers for a start.

    drilled holes tend to crack easier over cast in holes.

    groves can be noisy and act as a cheese grater to your pads.

    as for fitting, you can only go on what they say.
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    ultramodz 06 A4 2.0T FSi S-Line SE

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    oh ok, cheers...

    sod it - i'm gonna stick with standard discs i think.

    how much is fitting likely to cost me?
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    About a 1.5 hours labour, depends who you use. I'd use a local independent garage for work like that rather than a dealer or specialist.
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    i read in AUDI Driver mag, they are £27 ish each disc, and pair of pads was £60 ish +VAT and doesnt include fitting,but about 1 - 1.5hrs labour
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    They look like EBC Turbogroove discs to me. You can e the drilled holes are not completely through and ae spotted. Iv'e got these on my S3 and are a great improvement over standard!
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    They're the wrong colour for brand new EBC Turbogrooves - they come with a goldy finish which wears off as they bed in. Unless the ones in the pic are used of course!

    I managed to fit front discs & pads in 1.5 hrs last weekend and that included looking for my tools! So I would have thought professionals would be able to do it in under an hour. There's not much to it.
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    AmD quoted me £90+VAT the other week to fit new pads and discs to the rears.
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    if any1 is interested and i can help out i am in North London and a qualified service tech, currently aquiring other qualifications through bmw (who i am currently working for) and would be happy to do some service work or brakes etc, as my dad also has a garage i have a ramp available if needed. If thats any help to some of you im happy to be of service, otherwise ignore me.lol
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    Have a go yourself they're easy to do as long as you have access to a tool for winding in the calipers.

    I replaced my rear discs and pads today and it took about 45 mins. Mines only a 1.6 A3 and I didn't go for vented discs etc, I just replaced them for standard which cost £43 in total for the discs and pads.
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    ultramodz 06 A4 2.0T FSi S-Line SE

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    okay thanks guys...

    i might have to take Pontio up on his offer because i don't have my tools up here in London (they're all at my parents' place in Plymouth!) and my driveway isn't really suitable.

    where's the best (read cheapest) place to buy standard replacement discs and pads for the front?


    cheers,
    matt.
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