cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

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cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by quattrodragon » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:47 am

Would love to hear what places are the best to source this!!

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by marc1 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:07 pm

Buy a car with ceramics, swap them over and resell it. That’s the cheapest way.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Kenny147 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:20 pm

marc1 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Buy a car with ceramics, swap them over and resell it. That’s the cheapest way.
This...

I keep a look out for B7 ceramics in the vain hope I can get a decent set at a reasonable price but all that seems to available are B8 ceramics and they’re not cheap.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Lady Penelope » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:19 pm

I was in this dilemma after Mr JWW convinced me that using my RS4 for touring in Europe and the mountains would be a whole heap more fun with Ceramics. I searched and looked but there are problems with second hand/abused Ceramics and for that reason I plumped for new from Audi. £6K new....

You get what you pay for. You pay for what something is worth in your view...

Cheap Ceramics aren't always good ones...

These two PDFs helped me a lot. I hope they do you...
Audi Ceramic Brakes.pdf
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Audi Ceramic Brakes 2.pdf
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Revolution carbon air intake, KW adjustable springs, Da Vinci 20" summer rims, OEM 19" winter chrome and black rims, Audi Ceramic front brakes, Milltek cat back non resonated valved exhaust, US spec black front grill, MRC stage 2, Piano black interior + cream leather buckets. EM Tuning dragon eyes and xenon upgrade, TTRS FBMF steering wheel, TV, Reversing camera, Nav, Red leather fitted luggage.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by quattrodragon » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:40 am

what’s the cheapest way to source them new?

agree that better off not taking a chance with something so expensive..

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by marc1 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:13 am

I know they look cool and all that and no doubt don’t fade as much out of the box. However a decent set of pads i.e. hawk, ds3000, RS29 and some high boiling point fluid 600-660 and braided lines is really all you need for repeated fast road / track work. Much cheaper too.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by coffey555 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:44 am

My concern would be that until you get some heat into the front brakes, the rears are doing most of the work. This would appear to be backed up by a forum member having to change rear discs and pads more frequently once they swapped to ceramic fronts.
Misano Red RS4 B7 Avant

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Kenny147 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:42 pm

Lady Penelope wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:19 pm
I was in this dilemma after Mr JWW convinced me that using my RS4 for touring in Europe and the mountains would be a whole heap more fun with Ceramics. I searched and looked but there are problems with second hand/abused Ceramics and for that reason I plumped for new from Audi. £6K new....

You get what you pay for. You pay for what something is worth in your view...

Cheap Ceramics aren't always good ones...

These two PDFs helped me a lot. I hope they do you...

Audi Ceramic Brakes.pdf

Audi Ceramic Brakes 2.pdf

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Lady P, was that 6k for all new discs and pads? If so, that was a steal, especially from Audi.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Lady Penelope » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:33 pm

...that was for the entire front setup but fitting by my specialist was a fair bit extra. There are some deals to be had via Audi and it is worth shopping around. Mine came from Germany when the €/£ was just too good to ignore for parts. Sadly that has gone now...

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RS4 B7 2007 Cabriolet Misano Red
Revolution carbon air intake, KW adjustable springs, Da Vinci 20" summer rims, OEM 19" winter chrome and black rims, Audi Ceramic front brakes, Milltek cat back non resonated valved exhaust, US spec black front grill, MRC stage 2, Piano black interior + cream leather buckets. EM Tuning dragon eyes and xenon upgrade, TTRS FBMF steering wheel, TV, Reversing camera, Nav, Red leather fitted luggage.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Lady Penelope » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:07 pm

33K mile car in Dungannon with Ceramics for sale on FB... £26K but maybe after a swap of brakes with yours you could realise £20+K still?

They are out there...

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RS4 B7 2007 Cabriolet Misano Red
Revolution carbon air intake, KW adjustable springs, Da Vinci 20" summer rims, OEM 19" winter chrome and black rims, Audi Ceramic front brakes, Milltek cat back non resonated valved exhaust, US spec black front grill, MRC stage 2, Piano black interior + cream leather buckets. EM Tuning dragon eyes and xenon upgrade, TTRS FBMF steering wheel, TV, Reversing camera, Nav, Red leather fitted luggage.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by HYFR » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 pm

I’ve got a set on my car that have done 20k miles ... open to offers px


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Post by Look595 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:41 am

HYFR wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 pm
I’ve got a set on my car that have done 20k miles ... open to offers px
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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by quattrodragon » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:07 pm

anyone looking to part out their ceramics..?

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by Lady Penelope » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Are you still looking? Take a look at this 'non runner' with 25k on it (if I read that correctly?) at an Auction House in East Anglia soon..

Has ceramics and then break the rest maybe?

http://www.eama-norwich.co.uk/vehicle/d ... reg=S24SHP

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RS4 B7 2007 Cabriolet Misano Red
Revolution carbon air intake, KW adjustable springs, Da Vinci 20" summer rims, OEM 19" winter chrome and black rims, Audi Ceramic front brakes, Milltek cat back non resonated valved exhaust, US spec black front grill, MRC stage 2, Piano black interior + cream leather buckets. EM Tuning dragon eyes and xenon upgrade, TTRS FBMF steering wheel, TV, Reversing camera, Nav, Red leather fitted luggage.

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Re: cheapest way to source ceramic retrofit..!?

Post by quattrodragon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:44 pm

I don't know if their site is not working or I can't see the posting. Can you let me know which date this auction is?

Cheers.

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