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Old 18th October 2015, 19:15   #1
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Hello all,

I've completed 75k km on my Q5 and it's time to switch front & rear brakes (pads & rotors both). I've asked for a quote from the Audi workshop but I've always felt that the OE brakes aren't as good as I'd like them to be. The few times I've had to apply emergency brakes and they don't give me great confidence.
I'm mostly covering long distances and as you all know it we need the brakes to be really good on our highways, where everyone will budge in from anywhere. Is there any good alternative to upgrade the brakes or use aftermarket performance braking options.
Who will be able to source them for me in Delhi, need some suggestions as I'll be swapping brakes in next 800kms.

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Tarox is one of the options, officially sold in India by Pete's.

A quick search on their site gave me these results:
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Thanks anshuman.
But thise prices are super inflated and I haven't heard seen good reviews about Tarox. Plus, for that price I can get stock disks in the rear and a stoptech big brake kit for front. Roughly comes close to the price.

Can I import brake parts from EU/US and will there be any issues with duties or clearing? What brand would you recommend, stoptech or EBC or some other make.
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What tyres are you using ?

A set of good quality tyres with the correct pressure (sometimes less psi) will be confidence inspiring over a brake upgrade.
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I'm running michelin latitudes 12k kms old, the OE spec tyres with 35psi all around on highways as mentioned in the booklet.
Maybe i can get brembo pads with OE rotors and see how it goes. I found some seller down south who is selling brembo pads.

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I'm running michelin latitudes 12k kms old, the OE spec tyres with 35psi all around on highways as mentioned in the booklet.
Maybe i can get brembo pads with OE rotors and see how it goes. I found some seller down south who is selling brembo pads.

Michelin Latitudes are good tyres

35psi is too high, I suggest drop your tyre pressure to 32psi and see the difference.
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1. Check whether the brake fluid was replaced at the proper interval. Have it changed.

2. As you've done 75k, you will need a rotor and brake change. The fact that both are towards the end of their life would give you a reduced braking feel. Have both changed.

3. DO NOT reduce tyre pressure if you are doing continuous high speed highway driving. 35 psi is right.

4. Most cars have reduced braking responses at very high speeds. The Q5 does not have braking issues. The 3.0 Tdi Q5 has a different braking system than that of the 2.0 Tdi Q5 to t handle the extra power.
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Tarox is one of the options, officially sold in India by Pete's.

A quick search on their site gave me these results:
Are there lower priced options available in India for this??

Audi quote for this job is in the vicinity of 80k all inclusive. This will probably cost roughly 1.5lac.

A few calls to Opera House (022 38586068) got me a quote of ~58k.

But a simple search on Ebay gave me this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-Q5-320mm-13-14-Performance-Drill-Slot-Brake-Disc-Rotors-Pads-Set-F-R-KIT-/391285541783?fits=Year%3A2013|Make%3AAudi|Model%3A Q5&hash=item5b1a6f8b97:g:MogAAOSwnOJWEwZO&vxp=mtr

Which one can be preferred? Not looking to spend anything more than what Audi has quoted here.

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1. Check whether the brake fluid was replaced at the proper interval. Have it changed.

2. As you've done 75k, you will need a rotor and brake change.Have both changed.

3. DO NOT reduce tyre pressure if you are doing continuous high speed highway driving. 35 psi is right.
The brake fluid was changed in the last service when i got the pads changed and was told that rotors will still run until next service where i can get all rotors and pads replaced together. This time i'm going to change all 4 brakes pads & rotors altogether. Going ahead with OEM setup, they were good enough though I was looking for something with much more stopping power in case of emergency.

I'm mostly on highways as you can tell by the distance I've covered in just 3 years time and the tire pressure is maintained at 35psi as I'm usually carrying more than 2-3 people and some luggage too.


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Are there lower priced options available in India for this??

Audi quote for this job is in the vicinity of 80k all inclusive. This will probably cost roughly 1.5lac.

A few calls to Opera House (022 38586068) got me a quote of ~58k.

But a simple search on Ebay gave me this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-Q5-320mm-13-14-Performance-Drill-Slot-Brake-Disc-Rotors-Pads-Set-F-R-KIT-/391285541783?fits=Year%3A2013|Make%3AAudi|Model%3A Q5&hash=item5b1a6f8b97:g:MogAAOSwnOJWEwZO&vxp=mtr

Which one can be preferred? Not looking to spend anything more than what Audi has quoted here.

P.S.: Boss's car.
I've got similar quote from Audi workshop, I haven't been able to find good alternatives in other places around NCR, so went ahead with OE setup. I think you should too, unless you can import some from the US.
The rates are really low but I have my doubts on importing these parts and how hectic the whole clearing from customs department would turn out to be.
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Just got a quote from Pioneer Motors (+91 22 3853 9340, +91 98699 63381) at Opera House, Mumbai for 28k for the entire OE set.

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He is willing to courier the items.
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Just got a quote from Pioneer Motors (+91 22 3853 9340, +91 98699 63381) at Opera House, Mumbai for 28k for the entire OE set.

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He is willing to courier the items.
Check what brands these are. Only go ahead if they are a known brand like Textar/Jurid/Bosch.
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Check what brands these are. Only go ahead if they are a known brand like Textar/Jurid/Bosch.
Response: "All german product febi nd Textar"

I think this is good to go. Pricing is similar to those available on EBay. The place is rated 4.8 on Justdial. The deal looks good enough to me.
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