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Brake pads and Disc Lasting on PFL

XPOWER Oct 3, 2018

  1. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    I was wondering how long brake discs and pads usually last on PFL RS3.
    I didn't think I was pushing the breaks too much with my daily city traffic commute. But mine has lasted 17k miles with the break pads warning displaying after my first slow run at VMAX200 so they were worn before taking part.
    I'm replacing the OEM ones with REVO disc upgrade and Ferodo ds2500 pads.
     
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  3. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Out of curiosity, how much are the discs and pads setting you back? PM if you don’t want to post here. I will likely go down the Revo Alcon route with Ferodo pads when mine go.

    Are your discs really that heavily worn? I’m at 11k and my pads do look 2/3 worn, I was hoping to get another set of pads out of my discs....
     
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    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    The discs had a lip on them so after checking the depth left it was down to manufacturing minimum specification so the discs could be skimmed but it would be outside the specification. I didn't think it was worth risking skimming the disc on a car with over 400hp.

    The workshop said that usually the discs last for 2 sets of pads but mine haven't. :disappointed:

    This is the cost ex vat:-
    Feroda ds2500 pads £210
    revo disc upgrade £800
    Rear pads £57
    Rear disc £130
    Labour £210

    Total inc vat £1688.40

    Not cheap but if I got OEM parts at the dealer and got the dealer to fit it then it would cost more also the OEM pads are more expensive than the Ferodo ones.
     
  5. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Thanks for that!

    Did you only buy one rear disc? That seems cheap for two.

    It’s strange how the discs haven’t lasted, why would you have needed to skim them with a new set of pads?

    I’m interested to hear back from you now the brake feel improves, if it all.
     
  6. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Revo Alcon discs will not fit the FL RS3.

    Off set is wrong.

    There’s around a 5 mm difference in hub rear mounting face to the disc rear face measurement.

    They are currently developing new bells with the correct offset, that will take months I was told.
     
  7. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Thanks for that, saved me some trouble when I change. Fingers crossed will be a while yet but I was looking to move away from the stock disc.
     
  8. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    The rear disc are £65 each. They are cheap so worth doing when changing the front ones anyway.
    There were lips on the two disc and black scorching marks as well so would needed skimming to get them back into a decent shape.
    I'm guessing that stop start town driving doesn't agree with them. This is the first automatic car I've owned so it might be that I'm riding the breaks more than what I should be.
    I will let you know when I get them. I'm not expecting a big difference seeing that the OEM ones were fine apart from the squealing noise that it made sometimes.
     
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  9. BadBoyWhiteRaps

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    On that one, anyone had to change their FL breaks? I'm at 8k, mostly relaxed/motorway miles, but occasionally gets driven a little harder. :friendly wink:
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Mine are going to be replaced soon

    Going with Reyland grooved floating fronts

    If they are ok then I can get rears to match.
     
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    BadBoyWhiteRaps Member

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    How many miles, mate?
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Coming up to 10k

    Oem discs are rubbish.

    Squeal no matter what.
     
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  14. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    My pfl is on 16k now, fronts removed for squealing but the original pads were hardly touched.
    I replaced the rears at 12k because the rear discs were scored and corroded, Pads were still like new.
     
  15. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I'm keen to change my rears, if just for the fact the stock ones look terrible and rust through.
     
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    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    I fitted the drilled Brembo rears with yellow stuff pads and they still look like new and they’ve been on nearly 6 months!
    A record for Audi.
     
  17. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I’ve just had a look at mine after a brisk Sunday morning drive, I’ve got hairline cracks working their way out from the holes in the disc.... hmmm... wonder what Audi will say about that.
     

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