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There's a guy on this forum that works at Glenmore. 852VR6, pm him. He is nice and helpful.

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Exciting! Congrats!

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i would get ceramics

the steel brakes warp prematurely, its been an ongoing problem since the first TTRS, they had a recall and no difference, ongoing problem in the current RS3's in europe if you read other forums, the discs are big but they are bidirectional (ttrs)

also anyone with an R considering upgrading their brakes to TTRS/RS3 bad idea lol

http://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/deale...n-stikken-91309

also i dont like how the front wheels are wider than the rear ones, they should all be 9" around

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No wonder the sales guy was pushing the ceramics. Fuck.

Thank you so much for the article. I guess I should try and reach out to a current owner and see whether anyone with a 16 and the ceramics had similar issues. Or how the regular brake problem was resolved (if).

But 6 grand for the fronts only... I guess I'm not getting wheels for it.

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You could always save the $6000 and upgrade to a big brake kit/ceramics instead.

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I need to find out if it will affect my warranty. If it doesn't then I will go with an aftermarket solution.

Furthur research seems to point to the prebraking system and the pads being suspect.

Looks like some people are having success with different pads.

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Originally posted by bart

the steel brakes warp prematurely



Are they ACTUALLY warping?

Many times people just say "rotors are warped" when its actually just uneven brake pad material buildup (probably the case in 90% of "rotor warp" claims).

This is also supported by the fact that changing brake pad materials/compound/brand fixes it. Doesn't matter what material the pads are, you need a certain amount of heat (friction) to stop a car from a given speed.

So yea, I'd "probably" save yourself $6k and just spend $100 on different pads

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maybe

there was a recall for pads and discs later i had it done then someone bought my car, never found out

so replace the pads as soon as you get the car see what happens or doesnt happen haha

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I'm not really excited to take a chance on ordering the car with shit brakes.

Looks like I can get brembo 8pots in the front 6 in the back installed with new rotors for 4k. So i know that option exists. No official word about warranty if I do it.

But the prebraking system causes the pads to deposit material on the rotors and over time (not a lot) cause vibration and heat.

Some guys said they replaced the pads and it was better. Others used pads and rotors. It looks like everyone who is affected (a lot) had to change things on their braking system and Audi hasn't officially changed anything, they just replace it all with the same faulty bits. They do only one replacement. So I might just pony up to the ceramics if they won't honor my warranty, which is looking increasingly slim as they haven't reached out to me with an official response, yet.

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Originally posted by bart
i would get ceramics

the steel brakes warp prematurely, its been an ongoing problem since the first TTRS, they had a recall and no difference, ongoing problem in the current RS3's in europe if you read other forums, the discs are big but they are bidirectional (ttrs)

also anyone with an R considering upgrading their brakes to TTRS/RS3 bad idea lol

http://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/deale...n-stikken-91309

also i dont like how the front wheels are wider than the rear ones, they should all be 9" around



Due to the added weight of the 5 cylinder engine they made the front tires wider to mitigate understeer.

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what is the pre-braking system?

i know there was a software update that when it was raining the car would apply brakes every so often to keep the brakes "dry", i skipped this update

if it was really wet out and cold and you drove for a while on highway and slammed the brakes on nothing happened for almost a second, hence this update

mine was fine until the end i had a track day around 40k, the next day after that things were vibrating alot during braking, soon after pad lights came on etc, then i got the recall done and sold the car a week after

the upside with ceramics is less unsprung weight, and they last ~3 times what steel discs do dont they? so whatever i would do it

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Yeah, you pretty accurately described prebraking. The intention is to keep the surfaces clean and warm for when you do brake. No reported hesitation though. Just the pads depositing material to the rotors and causing them to heat cycle in an abnormal manner. The buildup is what caused the vibration among other rs3 owners. Or atleast that is the consensus. I'm quite disappointed that audi doesn't have a real fix for this yet. Considering thst the only fix seems to be to buy the wildly more expensive brakes.

I'm going to order the car with ceramics. Audi still hasn't confirmed that it won't void my warranty to install an aftermarket brake system. I don't want to take a chance with it.

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Looks like Audi finally fixed the understeer problem.

https://youtu.be/9GoAj7s2xNs

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Where there's a will, there's a way.
Put a deposit down on the RS3 myself. No clue when l get it though. It's going to be tough timing selling my GTI privately, I don't want to be without a car too long but summer is the best time to sell it.
Ara blue, exhaust, and the black wheels are my choice.

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Where there's a will, there's a way.
Put a deposit down on the RS3 myself. No clue when l get it though. It's going to be tough timing selling my GTI privately, I don't want to be without a car too long but summer is the best time to sell it.
Ara blue, exhaust, and the black wheels are my choice.



Nice! The good reviews got me thinking but my will is strong so far.

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Playing around with the idea of picking up an RS3 for next year. Anybody know if these things are any good at AutoX?

Two cars in BC are costing me a fortune to insure and pay for parking on, and I don't drive at all except for the weekends now. I wanted to trade both for an M2, but the wife is insisting if we do this it needs to be a stupid auto. 4 doors would also be a nice option. I guess the RS3 meets all of those needs.

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They haven't posted pricing for the RS3 and TTRS yet, but I pulled some fine print from a special offer on the Audi site...


© 2017 Audi Canada.

*Limited time lease and finance offers available through Audi Finance on approved credit, on select new and unregistered RS3. Dealer may sell/lease for less. European models shown with optional equipment that may not be available at the time of purchase. Offers end May 31,2017 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer order/trade may be necessary.

Lease example: 2018 RS3 Sedan 2.5 TFSI S Tronic quattro with base MSRP of $64,995 (including $ 2,095 freight and PDI), at 3.90% APR for 36 month term with $839 monthly payment. $4,000 down payment or equivalent trade-in, a security deposit of approximately one month’s lease payment and first monthly payment are due at lease inception. PPSA, licence, insurance, registration, options, duties, any dealer or other charges and other applicable taxes are extra. See dealer for details. Total lease obligation: $34,215 (excluding applicable taxes). Kilometre allowance of 16,000/year; charge of $0.25/km for excess kilometres.

Finance example: 2018 RS3 Sedan 2.5 TFSI S Tronic quattro with base MSRP of $64,995 (including $2,095 freight and PDI), at 3.90% APR for 60 months, with monthly payments of $1,276 per month. A down payment of $4,000 or equivalent trade-in is due at signing. PPSA, licence, insurance, registration, options, duties any dealer or other charges and applicable taxes are extra. See dealer for details. Cost of borrowing is $7,103 for a total obligation of $80,548

ON: Additional fees and levies apply as follows: $100 air conditioning levy, $29 EHF, $10 OMVIC fee $58 PPSA fee and $395 dealer admin fee, for a base MSRP of $65,587. For leases, monthly payments of $848 and total lease obligation of $34,519. For financing, monthly payments of $1,283 and cost of borrowing of $6,871 for a total obligation of $69,841

AB: Additional fees and levies apply as follows: $100 air conditioning levy, $4/tire recycling levy and $6.25 AMVIC fee for a base MSRP of $65,117. For leases, monthly payments of $841 and total lease obligation of $34,278. For financing, monthly payments of $1,181 and cost of borrowing of $6,469 for a total obligation of $74,842



© 2017 Audi Canada.

*Limited time lease and finance offers available through Audi Finance on approved credit, on select new and unregistered TTRS. Dealer may sell/lease for less. European models shown with optional equipment that may not be available at the time of purchase. Offers end May 31,2017 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer order/trade may be necessary.

Lease example: 2018 TT RS Coupe 2.5 TFSI S Tronic quattro with base MSRP of $74,995 (including $ 2,095 freight and PDI), at 3.90% APR for 36 month term with $866 monthly payment. $6,000 down payment or equivalent trade-in, a security deposit of approximately one month’s lease payment and first monthly payment are due at lease inception. PPSA, licence, insurance, registration, options, duties, any dealer or other charges and other applicable taxes are extra. See dealer for details. Total lease obligation: $37,164 (excluding applicable taxes). Kilometre allowance of 16,000/year; charge of $0.25/km for excess kilometres.

Finance example: 2018 TT RS Coupe 2.5 TFSI S Tronic quattro with base MSRP of $74,995 (including $2,095 freight and PDI), at 3.90% APR for 60 months, with monthly payments of $1,447 per month. A down payment of $6,000 or equivalent trade-in is due at signing. PPSA, licence, insurance, registration, options, duties any dealer or other charges and applicable taxes are extra. See dealer for details. Cost of borrowing is $8,054 for a total obligation of $92,799

ON: Additional fees and levies apply as follows: $100 air conditioning levy, $29 EHF, $10 OMVIC fee $58 PPSA fee and $395 dealer admin fee, for a base MSRP of $75,587. For leases, monthly payments of $874 and total lease obligation of $37,450. For financing, monthly payments of $1,454 and cost of borrowing of $7,823 for a total obligation of $79,141

AB: Additional fees and levies apply as follows: $100 air conditioning levy, $4/tire recycling levy and $6.25 AMVIC fee for a base MSRP of $75,117. For leases, monthly payments of $867 and total lease obligation of $37,223. For financing, monthly payments of $1,337 and cost of borrowing of $7,338 for a total obligation of $86,212

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10k for the TT RS over the RS3 is quite a bit. I much prefer the looks of the TT, but I'm not sure it's worth 10k to me if I was in that market. However, based on the reviews and the videos I've seen, the TT RS can embarrass a ton of cars from stop. So maybe it is? Probably not an Accord 6-6 though.

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