Photos of shame, look away...

GazHyde

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My daily driver TT according to the last Audi service required new discs and pads. As I was unable to organise a mortgage to get them to replace them (Audi quoted me £970 for discs and pads all round) we whipped these off the rear today and replaced them with some Brembo discs and pads from GSF (£116 with discount code). This is a 5 year old 50,000 mile car I bought on 26k and these were already on the car. I've seen some bad discs in the 'shed but these are the worst much to my personal shame. Due to lockdown my car has done quite a lot of sitting around, it should be have an extra 25,000 miles on it by now and all that sitting around has let the rear discs deteriorate further.

Easy job, requires a multi-splined socket for the caliper carriers and a wind back tool for the piston - all of which we have. Other than that same process as any Z3/Z4. Nothing special needed for the electronic parking brake either.

The picture below shows the inside edge of the rear discs which are near impossible to see without it being in the air. The outside of the discs looked pretty reasonable hence not worry about them sooner.
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Close up of the worst pad.
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andyglym

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Oof :wideyed: I'd wager that the OEM pads and discs are not 7 times better than the Brembo kit. Insane money.
 

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Naughty boy 😂
 

t-tony

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Oof :wideyed: I'd wager that the OEM pads and discs are not 7 times better than the Brembo kit. Insane money.
True, but also Gaz and Lee aren't on £100 an hour.

Tony.
 

t-tony

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Well earned too mate.

Tony.
 
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