[A4] brakes and rotors

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 12:22:34 EST 2006

along these lines, tyrolsport makes a metal caliper slide that they
claim greatly improves the pad wear and bite vs the rubber sliders
that come stock. no affiliation, but looks like a nice product and i
plan to upgrade to them.


> Not only do the caliper pins need relubrication with a high temperature brake
> grease but also the caliper carrier contact points for the brake pad backing
> plates and the plates themselves. Also, the corrosion on the sliding contact
> areas needs to be cleaned up. The single piston sliding caliper design is
> widely used but for reasons of low cost not best function. Most Porsche brakes use
> two piston or four piston calipers that do not require the caliper to slide on
> external surfaces that eventually stick and seize up. The rear brakes on many
> Audis and VWs are even more prone to seizure than the fronts since only a
> fragile rubber boot seals the sliding pins from water and road grime.

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