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Offline Ratski

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Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« on: 26 September 2021, 12:51 »
Soon about to attempt rear pads and discs. Looking forward to the added excitement of figuring out e brake challenge.

What is a good manufacturer to go with ? Quite a few options on both halfords and ecp.
Pagid, Bosch etc etc. What do we recommend.
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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #1 on: 26 September 2021, 14:03 »
Brembo discs and pads.
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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #2 on: 26 September 2021, 18:06 »
I would second Brembo, always been really good for me.

I think you need VAGCOM or OBDEleven to get the brakes into the service position? Sounds fun.

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #3 on: 27 September 2021, 00:32 »
Yeah I have obdeleven. Just need to figure out if I need Batt charger also..

I assume I'm ok to just fit the brembo to rear and leave front stock pads / discs in place as they have plenty of wear left. I.e don't need a full set front and rear. ?

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #4 on: 27 September 2021, 01:31 »
yup, no reason to change the fronts.

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #5 on: 27 September 2021, 08:58 »
I think they probably advise having a battery charger hooked up so that the battery doesnt drain down below a preset V whilst youve got the rear calipers in kit form and apply the handbrake by default as some sort of safety feature.
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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #6 on: 27 September 2021, 11:22 »
Cheers. That was my thoughts..
Has anyone done it with obdeleven..looks straight forward enough. My only query is once you wind calipers back through the obd tool do you leave ignition on or are you safe to turn off without calipers winding back in.

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #7 on: 27 September 2021, 16:15 »
Keep a trickle charger on it "just in case". If it gets to a certain level it will auto engage the handbrake to "secure" the car. If this happens whilst your rear calliper if off the car then it will basically actuate until the internals of the calliper piston fall out. Then it is a whole world of fun trying to put all of that together again.

No you need to set the car into service mode. Otherwise as soon as the ignition is off / key removed they will activate again.

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #8 on: 27 September 2021, 23:44 »
Ok got it thanks.
Don't think the obdeleven has this 'service' mode you mentioned. Looked on the app and it says ok to turn ignition off once caliper wound back so fingers crossed !

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Re: Rear brake pad/disc recommendations
« Reply #9 on: 28 September 2021, 12:27 »
Just replaced mine with Brembo from ECP.
£86 all in due to August BH deal.
I've carista and very straight forward. Once in service postion turn off ignition. No charger needed. You can always look at battery status before you atrt.
As usual watch the torx bolt on the disc & the inboard pads have a spring on them. I didn't take notice so had to do them again.
All sorted in about 90mins. So an hour at most really.
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