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Fukenfast
01-18-2010, 02:47 PM
So my brakes ave been squeaking for awhile now so I went into brake masters today to get them checked out. ha so the front and back breaks are worn 99%!!! The damage to replace both came to $865 which was a even bigger shock to me. I plan on a DIY for the front and back pads and rotors. Does anybody know of any DIY guides for the front and back for a non quattro car?? Thanks

Dynamite
01-18-2010, 02:54 PM
not off the top of my head, but its easy, take the wheels off unbolt the carriers, lift the calipers off (do NOT disconnect the brake lines) pull the rotors off put the new ones on, get a G or F clamp with a bit of wood or something and compress the pistons, unclip the old pads and clip the new ones on, bolt the carriers back up and put the wheels back on and your done. BTW that sounds like a huge amount for rotors and pads, I would shop around

Seerlah
01-18-2010, 03:05 PM
That mechanic was about to take you on a feild trip through Rape Valley. As long as there is nothing wrong with your calipers, guide pins are ok, boots aren't ripped, etc, then you should be good to go to do it yourself. Make sure you have the tools to do them (this would include proper sized bits, jack stands, and hydraulic jack), have grease for the guide pins (the little packets by the counter in Autozone will do just fine), caliper piston compressor (rent free from Autozone) and that should be just about it. I am going to save you the trouble of searching for the cheapest kit and tell you just to order from MJM Autohaus.

http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=6169_6170_6186_6188_6678_90 22&info=OEM_VAG_8E0615301Q.FR.MIN_Vented_Rotors_with_ Mintex_Pads_for_FWD_Front_and_Rear_OEM&products_id=2149

Fukenfast
01-18-2010, 03:52 PM
That kit looks perfect Seerlah!! It says it fits 1997-1/1999 Audi A4 1.8T/V6 (FWD Only), that includes are cars right?

Fukenfast
01-18-2010, 03:55 PM
and soo you just pull the rotors off once you take the calipers off?? sounds easy enough

Seerlah
01-18-2010, 04:22 PM
I don't know if the DIY differs from Quattro and FWD, but I doubt it. Assuming that they are the same, just follow this DIY (http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel139.shtml). The biggest trouble I see if you having to beat the crap out of the rotor just so it comes off the hub. And once it does, be sure to remove any rust debris before placing on new rotors.

As for the kit, I would call MJM tommorow and they will be able to help you with anything you need. That is what I did when I ordered mine from them. Great customer service. FWIW, I have this kit (http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=6169_6170_6186_6188_6678_90 22&info=ATE_24032501051.8D0615601A.MIN_Slotted_Rotors _with_Mintex_Pads_for_Quattro_Front_and_Rear_OEM&products_id=2789) and have no issues with them.

MJM Autohaus
01-20-2010, 03:19 PM
I don't know if the DIY differs from Quattro and FWD, but I doubt it. Assuming that they are the same, just follow this DIY (http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel139.shtml). The biggest trouble I see if you having to beat the crap out of the rotor just so it comes off the hub. And once it does, be sure to remove any rust debris before placing on new rotors.

As for the kit, I would call MJM tommorow and they will be able to help you with anything you need. That is what I did when I ordered mine from them. Great customer service. FWIW, I have this kit (http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=6169_6170_6186_6188_6678_90 22&info=ATE_24032501051.8D0615601A.MIN_Slotted_Rotors _with_Mintex_Pads_for_Quattro_Front_and_Rear_OEM&products_id=2789) and have no issues with them.

We appreciate business and we hope the kit works out good for you.

Be sure to give us a call if you have any questions about it.

Fukenfast
01-20-2010, 03:38 PM
We appreciate business and we hope the kit works out good for you.

Be sure to give us a call if you have any questions about it.

bought the kit that Seerlah first mentioned, great price!

Seerlah
01-20-2010, 03:41 PM
You call to confirm it fits?

Fukenfast
01-20-2010, 03:55 PM
You call to confirm it fits?

I entered in all of my specs at the top and that brake package showed up so I'm just assuming it will fit. *Calling now* ha

Seerlah
01-20-2010, 03:58 PM
I would also ask for the brembo solid disks vs the slotted ATE disks. But if the ATE rotors are solid, then it really won't matter. Those are some ugle rotor slots, and fashionably makes my car look...............well, I'm still on stockers so no worries as of now.