MK7 Volkswagen & Audi (GTI, A3, Jetta, & More) Brake Kit - Symptoms And Product Review

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Are the brakes on your MK7 Volkswagen GTI or Audi nearing the end of their usable life? If so, this Zimmerman brake kit not only replaces your warped rotors and worn out pads, but it offers cost-effective benefits over OEM. 

This kit makes it simple to replace both your brake pads and brake rotors. The pads are upgraded over stock to give more initial bite when getting on the brake pedal and less brake dust. 

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MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit Replacement Symptoms

Your brake rotors typically make it very apparent when they nee replacing. The symptoms tend to be severe and happen when your rotors become warped from overheating, or when your brake pads have worn down and left scoring on the rotor itself. Some of the symptoms of worn rotors are:

  • Moderate to strong vibration when braking felt through the brake pedal, steering wheel, or in extreme cases, the seat of your pants. 

It's possible that your brake pads and rotors are completely worn out without displaying any symptoms. All rotors have minimum thickness specification which you can easily measure using calipers or a micrometer (two tools in which I recommend everyone with a home-shop owns). If your rotors are at or under the minimum thickness, it's important that you replace them to regain optimal stopping ability. 

There isn't an exact mileage that your brake rotors and pads wear-out at. It all depends on your car and driving style. We recommend regular inspection to determine when to replace them. 

Brakes are one of the simplest components on the car to replace and one that we always recommend doing yourself. That way you know they're done correctly and with the optimal parts. 

 

MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Models Applicable

These ball joints fit a variety of MK7 Volkswagen and Audi models produced between 2009 and 2018, including:

  • 2009-2018 Audi A3
  • 2009-2018 Audi A3 Quattro
  • 2015-2016 Audi S3
  • 2010-2016 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2013-2016 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2014-2015 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen e-Golf
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  • 2016 Audi TT Quattro
  • 2016-2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron
  • 2017-2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
 

 

 

MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram

  • Unfortunately, we don't have a 3D parts diagram available at this time. 

 

Parts Included with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit

 

Additional Parts Required with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit

  • There aren't any additional parts required with this brake kit. We include everything you need, including the anti-squeal paste. 

 

Special Tools Required with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit

  • There aren't any special tools required with this brake it. It is straightforward. 

 

Additional Parts Recommended with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit

  • We include everything we recommend replacing with this brake kit. 

 

Aftermarket Upgrades for MK7 VW GTI & Audi Brake Kit

  • This is already the aftermarket option for your brakes.  

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Get this, this brake kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, even though they're a wear item. Drive your car for another 50,000 miles or however long they last and replace them again after using our incredibly simple return procedure. 

In the video below, Jay Van Gorden, our Volkswagen Catalog Manager, gets up close with this MK7 Volkswagen/Audi Brake Kit. If you're unsure if this brake kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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