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    Standard S3 Brakes

    Hi Guys,

    My S3 Sportback brake discs need replacing as look corroded. I've not increased the power of the car and was not sure what you guys recommend?

    The discs are visible through my wheels so would be nice to have brakes that do not go orange all the time (like they do at the moment) and possibly vented / drilled. Durability is more important to me over looks though. I'd also like pads that gives minimal brake dust and a setup that won't squeak either.

    Do I need to worry about changing anything when changing brakes (e.g. brake fluuid)? Have done a search but it mainly brings up posts about users upgrading to big brake kits. Is there anyone you recommend in the Leeds area to fit them too?

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    Im also interested in a recommended/tested drilled/grooved disc that is a good replacement. Possible more lightweight.

    The same style as the RS3 discs would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben S3 8P3 View Post
    Im also interested in a recommended/tested drilled/grooved disc that is a good replacement. Possible more lightweight.

    The same style as the RS3 discs would be nice
    Yes (but without the squeak)
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    for roaduse ebc drilled and grooved and ebc yellowstuff pads work well. Cheaper than OEM too. If your changing yourseld get some DOT4 brake fluid
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    What is the material that brembo discs are made from? http://fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/images/...illed_disc.jpg

    i.e why is it that colour? EBC ones are like that too
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    That top coat? Just a protective layer. Wears quickly so its all normal metallic chrome colour
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3AMK20VT View Post
    That top coat? Just a protective layer. Wears quickly so its all normal metallic chrome colour
    I did think that but someone said it wasn't. Cheers, can't see any others being better than the brembo's then!
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    brembo only do original replacments for the S3 not the brembo sports drilled discs. atleast they didnt when I wasnted some so got the EBCs instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3AMK20VT View Post
    brembo only do original replacments for the S3 not the brembo sports drilled discs. atleast they didnt when I wasnted some so got the EBCs instead
    Oh do they not do 345mm? hmm ive seen a few other brands around but don't know who can be trusted!
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    Pagid discs are painted, after a few applications of the brakes
    it wears off the service area of the disc leaving the non service
    area still painted in natural finish, my last set of these resisted rusting
    for about a year and a half untilI sold the car. ECP sell them I think in 345
    and 310 mm Look for discount codes online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3AMK20VT View Post
    for roaduse ebc drilled and grooved and ebc yellowstuff pads work well. Cheaper than OEM too. If your changing yourseld get some DOT4 brake fluid
    According to the website yellow stuff have a lot of brake dust. Is that correct? Apparently red stuff have less dust but can squeak when cold! Confusing.
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    Does anyone have these or any reviews? Certainly look the part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked666 View Post
    According to the website yellow stuff have a lot of brake dust. Is that correct? Apparently red stuff have less dust but can squeak when cold! Confusing.
    i've been running Yellowstuff for over a year and am happy with them.
    The bake dust is certainly less than OEM and I don't get any squealing.
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    Likewise with the Yellowstuff, I highly rate them with the EBC Ultimax discs

    Did a user review of them a while back:

    User Review: EBC Brakes - Ultimax Discs and Yellowstuff Pads

    Brake dust is about the same as OEM, maybe slightly less but it's not a 'low dust pad'
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