Originally Posted by AudiQC
It may be true.....
But here i am refering to my own very "narrow statistics". My front OEM bags last at least 4 years one of them at least 5 years and the rear ones have lasted almost 9 years but let say 8. On the other hand, yet at this point only one of my Arnotts (front left) is still the original that i have installed in the summer of 2011 (not 3 years yet). The other front didn't even last 2 years as the rears that i have just changed this last Friday and they have been "slow leaking" for more than a month.
Drawing my conclusions from those "narrow statistics" is easy.....OEM bags last for at least 2 times Arnotts if not 3 times. So, as mentionned Arnotts worth the money they cost only because of the lifetime warranty not taking into account the "troubles"(and lost of time) and the $$$ to pay for installation if you don't DIY. Over that, OEM have a better driving.....TMO!!!
Replacement OEM bags are not quite the same as those that came with your Audi originally.
Still, it may not be a bad idea going with OEM replacement.
Not defending Arnott, just laying some data on the table. OEM failure is unlikely in the short term, but if it does happen, it is not cheap to replace. Arnott provides lifetime warranty but many of their bags don't last very long, and a few are dead on arrival.