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    Front discs and pads replacments??

    Evening all, My front discs and pads are due a change so I am after a new set.

    My S3 is currently standard apart from a remap. What are peoples recommendations for best pad/disc combinations.

    The ones that have grabbed my eye are the MINTEX disc and pad combination on Ebay, anybody used these before??

    Otherwise what setups work the best.

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    Ive tried many combinations and have only just found a set up that suits me! I find it's all about the pads mate

    I'm using mintex m1155 pads and brembo discs! they stop brilliantly and don't eat discs

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    Mintex make good stuff for the price.
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    I'm using EBC Turbo grooved/dimpled discs & Red Stuff pads; stop fine & no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    I'm using EBC Turbo grooved/dimpled discs & Red Stuff pads; stop fine & no issues.
    What's the price for a set of pads and discs?

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    I'm using mintex disks and pads from e bay,really good setup imo. and good price aswell

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    I previously used grooved Black Diamond discs and Frodo DS2500s pads which were a great/noticeable improvement over standard set up.


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    Another vote for the DS2500. I am using them with boggo ECP pagid discs, rbf 660 and braided lines, and brakes are good.


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    Ds2500 and Black Diamond disks are a great upgrade over std parts
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    What's the correct width and diameter of s3 front discs ?

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    Tarox g88 with ds2500. Stop great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benh999 View Post
    What's the price for a set of pads and discs?
    Can't remember to be honest, I replaced them a couple of years ago. Have a search online.

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    I recently replaced all mine for the Pagid setup. Still stops very well.
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    My advice would be to save your money on the discs and buy decent pads.

    It's not important to have grooved or drilled discs, they're mainly for looks.

    ECP did have a 25% off discount and it might still be running. I got some ATE discs off there for just over £100
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    I agree with Westy, Discs aren't that important unless you going for some composite/ceramic ones!
    Another vote for ferrodo DS2500 here, the Ferrodo DS' are pretty good aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benh999 View Post
    What's the correct width and diameter of s3 front discs ?
    312x32mm i think
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    Have a read of "the definitive brake thread" under the stickies section. All the info you'll ever want in there.

    Here you go:

    The Definitive Brake Thread for 8L A3/S3 Owners(and other Golf4 Platform cars).
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    Hi they are 312mm x 25mm front

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    I've gone for the Mintex matched discs and pads all round, £160 all in, I've ran the rears before and was happy. I'm pretty sure that in my current setup (just a map) they will be more than enough for my needs :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by benh999 View Post
    I've gone for the Mintex matched discs and pads all round, £160 all in, I've ran the rears before and was happy. I'm pretty sure that in my current setup (just a map) they will be more than enough for my needs :-)
    It is all about needs. Look at Welly, he's running 400bhp with the standard calipers!
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