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Old 10th November 2018, 07:17 PM
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Default Brake disc & pad replacement?

When the time comes to to replace the discs & pads (which it usually does with regular monotony it would seem) is there any advantage other than price of using aftermarket parts such as EBC etc?

I am usually an Audi man through & through but am considering a shift to quality 3rd party parts.

A friend of mine replaced his discs on his S8 with 3rd party replacements that were drilled, grooved and had what appeared like anodised aluminium hubs(?) that not only looked the part but should withstand corrosion as the look of rusty disc hubs (and callipers) is something I am becoming more & more intolerant of!

Which brings me neatly onto another question...can anyone recommend what I might do with the callipers with regard to polishing, painting, powder-coating etc. and maybe recommend a quality company to carry out the work?

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Old 10th November 2018, 11:03 PM
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One of the many claimed benefits by EBC is less brake dust compared to OEM. I am running genuine Audi pads/discs on my 3.0TDI D4 and they are very dusty.
I'd be tempted to give EBC a go in the hope they really reduce brake dust.
They are unlikely to be an more expensive than OEM given the crazy prices Audi charge for Discs & Pads.
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Old 11th November 2018, 11:00 PM
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Do Textar list an e-pad for it? They claim higher performance and lower dust than OE.

I've had very poor results from EBC. Red stuff are pretty horrid from cold and barely up to the job when hot (I set my last ones on fire). Yellow stuff might work better, but tear the discs badly so you'd have to change discs and pads together every time, which gets pretty expensive.
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Old 12th November 2018, 08:12 AM
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The only alternatives that I could find in the past were ATE, Brembo and Bosch branded parts. ATE & Brembo would be decent quality in my experience, I never came across Bosch branded brake parts before.
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Old 14th November 2018, 11:23 AM
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Do Textar list an e-pad for it? They claim higher performance and lower dust than OE.

I've had very poor results from EBC. Red stuff are pretty horrid from cold and barely up to the job when hot (I set my last ones on fire). Yellow stuff might work better, but tear the discs badly so you'd have to change discs and pads together every time, which gets pretty expensive.
I'd agree - EBC red is simply awful apart from solely track use and the yellow is too agressive for normal usage
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