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GeneGammage
08-04-2008, 08:39 AM
Morning,

I have just been quoted over 400 quid to get my front discs and pads changed by Audi Southampton. So rather than get originals fitted again, I was thinking of going for the brembo kits on either the SEAT or the Skoda VRS.

Does anyone know if these will fit, and if so, where can I get a set... maybe a breakers or something in either the Sounthampton on Heathrow areas.

Thanks guys

rhencullen1989
08-04-2008, 12:32 PM
That price is outrageous, the price for genuine audi pads and discs is no more than 150, and its not a huge job to do. I have heard that using non audi pads will cause brake squeel, if i were you i would get another quote from a good independant audi garage, i can't see any more than 2 hours labour to fit new discs and pads to the front of your car. Main ******* certainly applies to this one!!!!!!!!!!!:zx11:

nickynibbles
08-04-2008, 04:46 PM
Why didnt you drive round the corner to a place called Independant, they're a VAG specialist & a lot more reasonable for price!!

GeneGammage
10-04-2008, 08:09 AM
Thanks for that, where abouts are they, as I am sure there are going to be times I am going to need work done, and do not want to pay 95 quid an hour that Audi Southampton charge.....

nickynibbles
10-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks for that, where abouts are they, as I am sure there are going to be times I am going to need work done, and do not want to pay 95 quid an hour that Audi Southampton charge.....

They are on the industrial estate behind the Southampton Audi site, if you go down the hill from Southampton Audi & take the 1st left into School Lane they're 100yrds on the right, you can miss them really! Very friendly and certainly very thorough! Click here (http://maps.yell.com/client/yell/?&nat_id=4255169&qs=SO53+4DG&sl=false&storePC=SO53+4DG&ssm=0&companyName=Independent+Car+Sales+%26+Servicing+Lt d&clarifyIndex=&clarifyOptions=&replayURL%2Fucs%2FUcsSearchAction.do%3FcompanyName %3Dindependant%26M%3D0%26ssm%3D0%26location%3Dchan dlers%2Bford%26scrambleSeed%3D50320687%26potential %3D0%26NSL1%3D%26NSLINDEX1%3D%26NSL2%3D%26NSLINDEX 2%3D) for a yell.com link.

Marco34
10-04-2008, 09:41 AM
I got EBC discs and pads after much research. I didn't want to increase disc size or get new calipers. I wanted an improvement.

They were very easy to fit and have been good. There is a good bite from cold and are just as good when pushed hard. They do squeek from time to time but only when I've been pootling about. A few hard stops when hot sorts out the squeel, but, it isn't that often and the extra stopping power is worth it.

They are far superior to my mates 55 A3 sportback. Tarox have good reviews too.

Marco

Marco34
10-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Forgot to say, front discs and pads all round came to about 90. I fitted them myself with a 5 for new brake fluid...

thefreak
10-04-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm gonna mate up a pair of Wilwood 4 pot calipers with the V6 312mm disk for mine in the next week or so. I've just ordered a hub from a breakers so I can get a bracket made for them... should be awesome then for not a lot of dollar :D

jonbaker
10-04-2008, 05:05 PM
Thanks for that, where abouts are they, as I am sure there are going to be times I am going to need work done, and do not want to pay 95 quid an hour that Audi Southampton charge.....

95? bargain, it's 120 at my local one!! :zx11:

jonbaker
10-04-2008, 05:10 PM
[quote=rhencullen1989;158903]I have heard that using non audi pads will cause brake squeelquote]

Is this 100% true? I had my front ones replaced at an indy and they started to squeel a few days later. I thought they were just bedding in. A month has gone by and they still squeel so i've booked it back in to the garage for Tuesday. He said he will probably put another pair on if he can't see anything obvious. If what you say is true we'll be going round in circles.

How much extra are genuine Audi pads anyway?

rhencullen1989
10-04-2008, 09:11 PM
Hi Jonbaker, my very trusting independant audi specialist (autotechnics of gillingham Dorset) told me that fitting pattern pads will cause squeeking. I have also heard the same from other people. I am not saying that ALL pattern pads will squeel, but a lot will, why do you think Audi spend 10,000's of pounds on research and development to find exactly the correct disc and pad material for the best stopping power and wear rate!! in my opinion 70 for genuine pads that will last for several years is not a lot to pay.:approve:

Marco34
11-04-2008, 10:30 AM
I always liked OEM stuff but my B6 Audi just didn't have the stopping power my B5 had. Once I go the EBC pads fittted they felt better straight away. 3000 miles in and they are superb straight from cold.

jonbaker
15-04-2008, 07:03 PM
Hi Jonbaker, my very trusting independant audi specialist (autotechnics of gillingham Dorset) told me that fitting pattern pads will cause squeeking. I have also heard the same from other people. I am not saying that ALL pattern pads will squeel, but a lot will, why do you think Audi spend 10,000's of pounds on research and development to find exactly the correct disc and pad material for the best stopping power and wear rate!! in my opinion 70 for genuine pads that will last for several years is not a lot to pay.:approve:

Just got my car back. They changed the pads. I drove off stopped, started, stopped, all fine. Drove for a bit longer then as i got home i heard a slight squeek, i imagined it, i must have. Nope, further driving and squeek got a bit louder. The geezer at the garage said that non audi pads shouldn't squeek, said he done loads of Audis with no problems. Well, looks like it will be back in again for the genuine Audi pads which i know i should have doen in the first place :Blush2:. Oh well, you live and learn.

(this is also posted in a similar thread, but relevant)