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Old 02-10-2019, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by garberfc View Post

And, here's a little extra surprise I found on the garage floor after the wheels were back on! What does the "FE" stand for? "Freakin Extra" lol. So now I also have a wheel that's out of balance.
I believe “Fe” is the element chart defined as Lead.

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Old 02-10-2019, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by rocko76 View Post
Early production 2018's had the S logo on the rears as well, but that changed sometime last year. Same on the S4's. Your pictures are normal for current production.

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/s4-...mbers-2946281/
Thanks for the link. I would have sworn the front and back calipers were the same. The car is relatively new, but I've washed it twice and didn't notice.
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Originally Posted by Nikon1 View Post


I believe “Fe” is the element chart defined as Lead.

Thanks, I knew. That was just my attempt at being funny...
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I believe “Fe” is the element chart defined as Lead.

hate to be the jerk but Fe is actually Iron. Pb is lead. *runs away back to his nerd den*

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:24 AM
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You are not going to have a car with the same calipers in the front and the rear.

The fronts are 6 piston fixed calipers, and the rear are single piston sliding calipers. Your car without the "S" cap over the rear caliper is correct.
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hate to be the jerk but Fe is actually Iron. Pb is lead. *runs away back to his need den*

And I sit here with my palm planted heavily on my forehead! Back to “earth science” class for me.

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Originally Posted by garberfc View Post
..... here's a little extra surprise I found on the garage floor after the wheels were back on! What does the "FE" stand for? "Freakin Extra" lol. So now I also have a wheel that's out of balance.
example weights: Fe stick on wheel weights 5+10g

Fe stick on wheel weights 5+10g, S-FE-001A
Material Fe(iron)
Weight Size (5+10g)×4
Surface Treatment Dacromet coated
Tape available with blue,Norton and 3M sticker
Thickness 3.8mm
Type stick on
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Originally Posted by garberfc View Post
I went out and popped the tires off to get a better look. (Just what I wanted to do on a sub-freezing Sunday morning!).

And, here's a little extra surprise I found on the garage floor after the wheels were back on! What does the "FE" stand for? "Freakin Extra" lol. So now I also have a wheel that's out of balance.
Wheel weights? Looks like you might need to have your wheels rebalanced
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Also, those aren’t Audi factory wheel weights that you found. So either a wheel was rebalanced at some point, or they are from a different car. See attached photo I just took of my RS 5 wheel for the zinc wheel weights used by the factory.
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Originally Posted by adg44 View Post

Also, those aren’t Audi factory wheel weights that you found. So either a wheel was rebalanced at some point, or they are from a different car. See attached photo I just took of my RS 5 wheel for the zinc wheel weights used by the factory.
I bought the set of four 18" Audi wheels from the dealer here in CT. So the weights aren't factory, but dealership installed.

I'll get the wheel rebalanced if I can feel a difference when driving.
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