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biertje
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:13 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Just been for my service and I need new front discs and pads fitted and I was looking for some advice for what to go for.

I'd like a bit of an upgrade on the OEM brakes and pads, but I don't really want to go with a whole upgrade of the calipers etc. Does anyone have any advice for which pads and discs are any good that will fit in the stock calipers? As I will be getting these fitted in a garage is this something that most local garages will supply?
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Graham
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Check Jay's members cars thread page 13.

http://audisrs.com/ftopic55467-180.php
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biertje
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks. The pads look good, hopefully the garage can order those in no problem.

Any recommendations for discs that come in a bit cheaper? I'm finding the recommended ECS 2 piece floating discs around 600. I was hoping for something around the 3-400 mark.

Also any issues with the drilled discs? Not too prone to cracking etc?
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biertje
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

In the end I went for the ebc Redstuff pads and the GD series slotted and dimpled brakes. Apparantly the USR series wasn't available for the S4 which I'm not sure I believe. Got the red stuff pads on the rear too.
Hopefully this combo works out well. I have read mixed reviews on them, but the price wasn't too bad.

The pedal feels pretty spongy though compared to when I had the OEM brakes. I haven't tried hard braking yet, waiting to get the 200 miles under the belt before I do this. Is this normal from other people's experience?

I will keep updating the forum with how I get on.
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biertje
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Right - I've driven about 100miles so far so a quick update. These brakes are terrible when cold  . there's lots of pedal travel and you really have to think about stopping a long way ahead when driving in town. Once they warm up the pedal firms up a bit more and they seem fine. Still not bedded them in properly yet and I will update in a few hundred miles.
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