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    brakes upgrade s3

    my brakes are pretty much shot so was thinking about upgrading to these, are they any good??

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPORT-BRAKE-DI...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Looks like a good price but I don't think the Green Stuff pads will be any good for the S3

    I think the Red Stuff pads would be better!

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    ok cheers andy ill keep looking then

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    You could try these

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-S3-MINTEX...QQcmdZViewItem

    I brought some last week and they have been on the car for a week now and so far they are ok

    Some people have said they squeak but as they are still new I can't comment on that?

    But for the money they are a bargain IMO.

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    I've tried Redstuff on both my S3 and currently on my golf GTI...and am not impressed.
    They lack feel, have little bite...and are generally wooden feeling.
    If you really push the pedal hard...they work well...but not nice to drive on.

    I liked Greenstuff...but EBC do say that they aren't too suitable for an S3.
    Mine did de-laminate after some hard use...but the feel, power of stopping etc was way better than the Reds.

    I think the Mintex would be OK...previous experience with Mintex has been good...if a little noisy.

    Or consider Forodo DS2500s but again, they are likely to be noisy.


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    Could i upgrade my pads with standard discs?
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    the ferodo ds2500 pads are a good mod, fitted these to a couple of cars and they work well, a little bit noisy but good from cold to. dont know what they would b like in an s3 though

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    Certainly don`t use greenstuff on your s3.. Redstuff still isn`t that good.. EBC technical say use yellows.. But I have mintex discs and pads al round on mine and they work well for standard items..

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    I also have mintex fast road pads in mine with standard discs,was not sure at first but they do stop you when you push them on the track,my standard brakes used to smoke a little bit
    99 S3 / REVO / MILLTEK CAT BACK / BRAIDED HOSES / R32 BRAKES / MINTEX FAST ROAD PADS / KONI ALL ROUND / REIGER RS4 STYLED FRONT BUMPER/ DYNOED AT 252 QST FIGURES
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    99 S3 / MRC REMAP / 3" STRAIGHT THROUGH EXHAUST / BREMBO BRAKES / 19" RS4 REPS / UNKNOWN POWER (awaiting dyno when funds can)

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    I had EBC yellowstuff on my Ibiza and they were the worst set of pads I've used - lasted less than 2 track days (500 miles) - and they are 'supposed' to be a track day pad. Hmm.

    Never had a problem with Ferrodo DS2500 on the Ibiza, and will be putting these on the S3 when the current Brembo pads wear out.
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