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    Thread: Cutting it a bit close ....

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      03-30-2012 12:56 PM #1
      Well after a long wait, my brakes finally came in. Sadly the intake isn't here yet...

      Think I was pushing my luck a bit. These are both the inside rear pads... The more worn one is the driver side...



      And the driver side rotor...



      And now for the new toys...




      Getting the fronts installed as we speak...

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      03-30-2012 01:00 PM #2
      That's that gangsta ****. The rear brakes hardly even do any braking so you're good. What is that coating on the rotors? I'm curious how long that lasts. Now your calipers and carriers look like ass...just sayin'.
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      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

    3. 03-30-2012 01:04 PM #3
      seems like the Rears wear out faster than front on these cars.

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      03-30-2012 01:07 PM #4
      I know... lol I thought about that after I saw them, but no paint on hand. They don't look like that long. I give them perhaps a couple of days...

      If the rears don't do much braking, how did I go through two sets and the original fronts are still good? And while we're on the topic, who thought puting the brake wear sensors on pads that are the slowest to wear down was a good idea???

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      03-30-2012 01:11 PM #5
      That was my second set of rears... These are the original fronts...


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      03-30-2012 01:29 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon001 View Post
      I know... lol I thought about that after I saw them, but no paint on hand. They don't look like that long. I give them perhaps a couple of days...
      I'd give them the first 10 stops you do.
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      03-30-2012 01:32 PM #7


      That's wild I've never seen that before! Perhaps the rears DO do more braking in these cars. It just seems odd because so much of the weight is in the front...
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

    8. 03-30-2012 01:41 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post


      That's wild I've never seen that before! Perhaps the rears DO do more braking in these cars. It just seems odd because so much of the weight is in the front...
      My too . my rears were out before the fronts. Fronts still have 60% rears had like 10%

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      03-30-2012 01:42 PM #9
      I threw all my old **** out when I did brakes. It wasn't worn terribly, but I was sick of cleaning brake dust off a million spokes

      When I got my car though, it had new rear brakes but they did nothing with the fronts...
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      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      03-30-2012 03:01 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon001 View Post

      And now for the new toys...




      Getting the fronts installed as we speak...
      Where did you get these from? I need to do brakes soon

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      03-30-2012 03:26 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post


      That's wild I've never seen that before! Perhaps the rears DO do more braking in these cars. It just seems odd because so much of the weight is in the front...
      Being a FWD car with the engine at the front, your front brakes should wear out a lot quicker than your rears. Typically in any car, 60% of your braking is done by the fronts, if not a higher percentage. To add insult to injury, I work for an Audi dealership and we keep a large inventory of front brakes and a much smaller inventory of rear brakes for this very reason. We actually sold our first ever set of '10 A3 rear pads and rotors this month!

      My guess would be terrible build quality, or hard braking . But even hard braking doesn't make sense to me, I track my A3 10-15 times a season, and my rears have held up until now. And I've had my '06 since 2009!

      That is !!!

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      03-30-2012 03:34 PM #12
      Got them from a local tuning shop... But you have to be careful, the part number EBC lists for the rear rotors isn't the one we need. They list rotors which have tapered hubs and 11.2" ours have straight hubs and 10.2"...

      This is what it looked like after about 15 minutes of driving...



      This is what it turned into after an hour of driving...



      They bite pretty well though...

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      03-30-2012 10:26 PM #13
      Niice..! This is something i want to do, with stainless steel brake lines

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      03-30-2012 10:57 PM #14
      badass baller! looks great bro! Congrats. I can see you in those shiny bolt covers
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      03-30-2012 11:21 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by ApexAudi View Post
      Being a FWD car with the engine at the front, your front brakes should wear out a lot quicker than your rears. Typically in any car, 60% of your braking is done by the fronts, if not a higher percentage. To add insult to injury, I work for an Audi dealership and we keep a large inventory of front brakes and a much smaller inventory of rear brakes for this very reason. We actually sold our first ever set of '10 A3 rear pads and rotors this month!

      My guess would be terrible build quality, or hard braking . But even hard braking doesn't make sense to me, I track my A3 10-15 times a season, and my rears have held up until now. And I've had my '06 since 2009!

      That is !!!
      I was under the impression that with EBD, your rear brakes intially do more of the work until more braking force is needed, and then the front progressively brake harder and harder. Hey must have been light on his brakes for the rear to do most of the work.

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      03-31-2012 05:19 AM #16
      Those rotors are sick tho. I like how they are black around the hub. I figured the black would come off within an hour of driving but at least the hub wont look all rusted when it rains. It will keep that nice black look. Now time for new calipers and carriers lol

      Soooo, i ALSO think it's time for you to sell me your wheels.
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