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Old 07-13-2018, 04:50 PM
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$1,140 complete....parts $890, labor $250. I dyi'ed several S4's many times over the years. Hard to believe the outrageous parts costs, whereas labor is reasonable for Audi.

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$1,140 complete.,,,parts $890, labor $250. I dyi'ed several S4's many times over the years. Hard to believe the outrageous parts costs, whereas labor is reasonable for Audi.
Always cheaper to do it yourself.
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Always cheaper to do it yourself.
you need VCDS, EB retraction for the rear.
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Not sure what you were expecting. The Q5 is a heavy car, so brake rotors are gonna cost. That's relatively cheap. An OEM full brake job for my RS5 is more than twice that for comparison. These are not lightweight eco cars. You can consider aftermarket parts, but good aftermarkert rotors are not gonna be that much cheaper. Here are some options and prices.

https://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-Q5-Qu...raking/Rotors/

However, you may wanna find out exactly what state your brakes are in. Dealerships always want to do a full brake job the moment either the front or rear pads are worn, but the rotors don't necessarily need to be replaced. They have about 1-2 mm of wear life on them. You should measure them and check against the minimum width stamped on the hat. I still have my original rear rotors on my RS5 for example and I'm on the second set of rear pads. I replaced the front rotors with better aftermarket rotors and I'm now on the third set of pads. The aftermarket rotors were barely worn when I replaced the pads for the second time.

Dealerships just don't want to be liable, so they recommend a full brake job every time, but if you know what you are doing and are informed you don't have to replace rotors if they still have life on them for example.
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you need VCDS, EB retraction for the rear.
Not true, VCDS makes it easier but you can manually retract them.
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Replaced my rotors and pads last weekend for $300, very easy job.
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$1,140 complete....parts $890, labor $250. I dyi'ed several S4's many times over the years. Hard to believe the outrageous parts costs, whereas labor is reasonable for Audi.
Do it yourself. That price is about right. We got 65,000 miles out of the original brakes though. I got half that on my S4s over the years.
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Originally Posted by bpp View Post
$1,140 complete....parts $890, labor $250. I dyi'ed several S4's many times over the years. Hard to believe the outrageous parts costs, whereas labor is reasonable for Audi.
Parts for Q5 are expensive. That is a reasonable labor rate though. Rotors are roughly $500 for 4 and pads are another $250. Shop around.

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Not true, VCDS makes it easier but you can manually retract them.
Correct. I've done it this way. Either remove the parking brake motor and reset the piston or hot wire a 12VDC source.
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Hello Gents,
so I always get my OEM parts from them, excellent price(about 20% off , +no tax, free shipping). Rotors as re 315$+tax/pp , got them @237$👍.
small shop would do them for couple hundred.

I'm due for full brake job, dissatisfied with other aftermarket rotors and pads, so going OEM,- rear pads I got, Akebono, as s recommended by the mech.

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