I've had my S3 for about a month now, I've got caught up in the mod fever going around here. I started buying some choice bits even before filling the thing with petrol. It's on standard 17" Avus wheels on Conti SportContact 3s.
The car has quote worn front and rear discs. Standard Audi pads with loads of life left in them. Fluid was changed about 2 years ago.
It stops ok, but I'm sure it could be a lot better. I had a Mk2 Golf 16v with G60 brakes and Mintex Polo G40 Cup pads, that really stopped well. Also changed to radially mounted R6 monoblock 4 pot calipers on my bike, with EBC greenstuff pads, which I've had brilliant results on all my bikes.
So far I've got me a set of Porsche Cayman (Boxster S) front four pot calipers, that look like they've only been on the donor car for about 1000 miles with original Textar pads. I've also got a new pair of Alfa Romeo Brera 330mm discs of the correct size and offset to work with the Creation motorsport brackets, which I haven't bought yet.
I've had a few large bills come my way and have started to have seconds thoughts about keeping the brakes. Also need to sort out a new remap and some bodywork for the S3.
If I renew the fronts with new 312mm discs, clean up the calipers (crud around the pistons etc), change to some decent brake fluid, fit a set of Ferodo DS2500, will it be sufficient ? Would I be missing the 330mm and 4 pots ? I don't do any track driving or track days any more.
I've got a new pair of rear discs too. Do I stick with the standard pads or go DS2500 on the rear too ?
What do you guys think ? Or am I asking the wrong people ;-)