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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Best/Worst parts vendors for brakes? Share your experiences.

I am looking for good suggestions on where I might find the best quality brake pads and rotors for my 2006 B7 A4.
I know that the rules prohibit spamming, and I'm not looking for spam, I'm looking for experience - good and bad - on brakes parts purchases.
I want to find out which vendors to avoid as well as which are reputable.
I plan to install the brakes myself.
I'm not looking for anything other than stock, no racing parts.
This is a family daily driver.
I don't wish to get myself or anyone in trouble. I'm just asking for experience from forum members on parts vendors that they have had good experience with, and who to avoid.
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It's been two weeks, and 248 views, and not one single recommendation for where I might get brake parts. I thought that I might get some help here. Disappointed.

Does anyone know what size the front rotors are?
Apparently Audi made two different sizes, 288mm and 312mm, and I don't know which size I have and which size to order.
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absolutely fella

I bought Brembo pads from eblag , cheap and been fine so far. Hope this helps a little.


2005 A4 2.0TDi S-Line Avant
2012 A3 2.0TDi S-Line Black Edition
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Thank you David. I'll check it out. I had to call the dealership to get the size for the rotors. I have to assume that you meant eee bay. How much were your Brembos?
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hi

I can recall the rears being £11 plus post


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I went with Akebono ceramic pads and Zimmermann coated discs.
It's been awhile since they were installed, and I'm very pleased.
As a side benefit, the ceramic pads have reduced the brake dust dramatically.
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