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New disks for the front and back.

BigjoeC Sep 29, 2016

  1. BigjoeC

    BigjoeC Member Team Daytona TDi Audi A6

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    Hi guys can anyone recommend a good brand to go with. Got quite a lip on the front and back now and when I recently had the car serviced at Audi they recommended I get new disks and pads.

    :)
     
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  3. niedzial1983

    niedzial1983 Active Member

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    I went for pagid pads and rotors 2 months ago from eurocarparts . Happy with them so far

    If you change disks i would recommend getting new pads as well

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  4. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    Again, for normal road use I use Pagid and have done on several cars. Good, premium quality, aftermarket brand via Euro Car Parts. Replaced front and back on my A3 back in August, vented 312mm front discs and solid 255mm rear discs (plus all pads) and the total (DIY) was around £160.
     
  5. gianton

    gianton New Member

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    I went for ATE disks and pads very good quality.
     
  6. RC944

    RC944 Guest

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    i went oe Audi you can get them at decent prices if you look around
     
  7. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Stock disc's with EBC yellow at the moment.

    I have 6 pot Brembo's ( Audi A8 setup) waiting to go on. I will do the same, stock disc's with EBC yellow.
     
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  8. Crossmax

    Crossmax Member

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    Have put Delphi disc's and pads on mine...can't tell the difference between them and Audi OEM stuff.
     
  9. joedredd

    joedredd 2009 S4 just love it VCDS Map User

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    Is the A8 set up a straight swap? Be interested to see some more info on this
     
  10. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yep. A8 hubs are the same as the A6.

    Not cheap tho, cost me £600 just for the calipers.
     
  11. joedredd

    joedredd 2009 S4 just love it VCDS Map User

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    That's good to hear, looking at fitting S6 set up but the A8 sounds better. Is there anything else needed to do this?
     
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  13. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    No just disc's and pads!! :rock::rock::rock:
     
  14. joedredd

    joedredd 2009 S4 just love it VCDS Map User

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    Not even different carriers, bonus. Will they fit under 18" wheels? and what size discs you using? Sorry for all the questions. Have you got any photos showing this set up?
     
  15. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You should get the carriers with the calipers. If not then you may need carriers.

    You can go up to 385mm disc's.

    I have 19's and know it will be a tight fit, so don't think 18's will be big enough. I don't have any pic's as mine aren't fitted yet.

    Look here for more info.......................http://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/
     
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  16. joedredd

    joedredd 2009 S4 just love it VCDS Map User

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    I already have 347x30mm fitted, so it's gonna be close to get 385 in there. Wonder if anyone has a spare caliper/ disc I could try first ???
     
  17. joedredd

    joedredd 2009 S4 just love it VCDS Map User

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    Well that's confirmed. Unable to fit any larger brakes unless I get 19" wheels and considering I've just bought new tyres only 2 months ago that won't be happening.

    Thanks for the help Pyeman, you've saved me some money lol
     
  18. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    No probs.

    Double check, I have a friend that is running TT RS 370mm disc's and calipers with 18's. It would just depend on the caliper size. 380mm is only 14.9 inches, you have another 3 inches to play with!!!
     
  19. niedzial1983

    niedzial1983 Active Member

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    Whats the reason for upgrade ? Are you doing any track days etc ?

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  20. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    For me, its scene points.
     
  21. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User TDi quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You may be able to physically fit the disc and put the wheel on, but the caliper is what fouls not the disc. You can put 365/370mm discs on an 18 inch wheel but it is close. Any bigger and the caliper will be hitting the rim.
     
  22. Pyeman

    Pyeman Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 TDi quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I didn't know that. Thanks for teaching me how to suck eggs.

    As I stated, it would depend on caliper size!! Caliper choice is key.

    I've have friends and myself, built loads with fag paper caps with calipers and its all worked fine.
     
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  23. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant Gold Supporter S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Manual Le Mans Edition

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    I got Delphi discs and pads fitted to all corners about 200miles ago and so far good.
    Been advised discs are better than Pagid or few others from ECP and might change another set of pads before they'll wear off.
    Been quoted over 1k from the stealership but after emission recall they offered me half the price. Been quoted exactly the same from a local garage for these Delphi as supposed to the standard OEMs.
    Might be wrong (me or the guy who said so) but hope not
     
  24. Gazwould

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  25. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant Gold Supporter S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Manual Le Mans Edition

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    Oh ohhhh! Someone made me look like a fool now. Lol
    Thank you Hazwould. Will keep it in mind.
    Who is that list made by, by the way?
     
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    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant Gold Supporter S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group Manual Le Mans Edition

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    Ok, got it.
    It is made by ECP according to their recommendations, expected life span by manufacturers or their sales.
    Wish it would be voted by real users.
     
  27. BigjoeC

    BigjoeC Member Team Daytona TDi Audi A6

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    Went with Pagid all around in the end. £400 for the front and back plus new brake pads.
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User S-line owners group quattro Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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  29. RC944

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    im not 100% sure but i believe that zimmermann did/do make the oe discs for the c6 s6

    i went for the oe in the end but the car is used for general purposes not for hooning and so far they have been fine although the standard pad/disc combo i expect trades off performance vs longevity
     
  30. Stickystuff

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    I know this is an old thread, but regarding OE manufacturers etc.

    But considering the main 3 that I can think of I would think that these are the better quality.

    ATE. TRW and brembo,
    Delphi and Bosch do also manufacture brake systems but no as common as the previous 3.

    The list writes by ECP is biased especially as their Textar stuff is way more expensive than the rest of the stuff.

    In terms of quality I’ve fitted Mintex and Pagid in the past. I’d say these are probably the best compromise of cost and quality but it’s all personal preference at the end of the day.

    I’ve got mintext pads and discs on my Touareg conversion and so far I’ve done juat under 40k and the discs barely have a lip and the pads have around 60% wear. A lot of motorway miles when I first installed them but for the last year I’ve done a lot more local driving so they are good on the wear front


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