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Out with the old, in with the new(rear brakes and 4 tyres)

s3facelift09 May 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM

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    s3facelift09 Active Member

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    My 2016. RS3 rear brake rotors are really rusty, and since the discs are 60 percent worn out, and the pads have also similar wear. I decided to buy new discs and pads, I bought Brembo vented and drilled discs 310mm, that look apsolutely fantastic, 10x better then the OEM which are not drilled. I will mount the kit on Monday or Tuesday, and will upload some pics after completion. I hope everything will fit.
    One important note, I planned to clearcoat the new brake rotors to prevent future corrosion before mounting, but it came clearcoated, which I have never seen before. The new discs usually just have silver paint without a clearcoat. Apsolutely amazing discs. And a very cheap set. 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg

    I bought a set of 4 new tyres, staggered Pirelli P Zero RO2. Never seen some sponges inside the 255's.

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    Pirelli Noise cancelling system, I thought it's just for transport purposes, lol
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    New Motec Ultralightt alloys should be with me next week, so will post some pics when I mount everything.
     
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  3. coolbreeze

    coolbreeze New Member

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    Huh, didn't know about those sponges. Assume that's also on the OEM tires too?

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    s3facelift09 Active Member

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    Don't know, but the sponges were only on the 255/30-19 tyres, the 235/35-19 don't have them. DOT is 2020, of the both 255's and 235's. And both are RO2 marked.
     
  5. T-1000

    T-1000 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Sportback Audi RS3 5 Cylinder

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    The NCS has been on the Pirelli’s since the PFL R01 tyre.

    Sadly the Pirelli Pzero doesn’t have the best reputation on the RS3.

    Regarding the Brembo discs they are grey coated from the factory and are a superb disc, have a set of plain on the rear of mine and they haven’t rusted yet.


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    The 235 tyre for the back also marked as RO2 doesn't have the NCS, don't know why.

    Regarding the Pzero reputation, I was aware of it, reading here on the forum other experiences, but I don't drive the car to the extreme limits, very far from that actually so I'll be fine with the Pzero's, and I kind of like the looks of the tyres considering how far it stretches and the protection of the rim that is huge.
     
  7. T-1000

    T-1000 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Sportback Audi RS3 5 Cylinder

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    Yeah I could never understand why the Rear 235 had no foam in either.

    Probably most road noise comes through the front suspension when you have the wider fronts.
    The foam thing isn’t new either as some tyre manufacturers used it in the 80’s.

    Bit of a fad I think, I noticed no difference when I changed to Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersports.


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  8. terminator x

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    Yes had them inside my OE tyres when I switched to MPSS.

    TX.

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