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    Question Front Brake Pads on OEM Discs ?

    Hey Guys,

    My Pads are near the end.. I am thinking on replacing them with

    Hawk Perfomance Ceramic Brake Pads (Front, Wear Sensors)

    My only doubt is whether the discs will be compatible with ceramic discs origin 170PS in the A3 or if they cause damage to the discs in short time.

    Opinions?
    Alternative source pads mid-range?

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    Ferodo DS2500 are very popular in this country for performance pads.
    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    And what about EBC ?
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    They make good paper weights.
    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonmikeyboy View Post
    They make good paper weights.
    Totally agree....I bought a set as a stop-gap between the OEM pads and a big brake kit when AMD and myself are set on which to go for.

    They do have a little less fade,but the downsides are the persistent squealing,and to be honest,not a lot of difference in performance relative to the OEM pads.
    (Thats the "Redstuff" pads).

    Overall about 3/10.

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    And in your view, what is more important?

    keep same disc size upgraded to grooved and vented or increase to 312mm oem?

    Pads, I've seen that consensus is Ferodo.
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    Grooved and vented disc's will not make much difference. Larger disc's is definitely the way to go.
    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    Ferodo is not too aggressive / corrosive to use with OEM brake discs ?
    Last edited by MarkSport; 3rd May 2010 at 21:25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devonmikeyboy View Post
    Ferodo DS2500 are very popular in this country for performance pads.
    Interesting, I was going to buy a set of these as everyone shouts about these pads but then found through reading various forums that they are illegal for UK road use.

    Will probably go for the Ferodo DS Performance (new name for DS2000) instead

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    DS2500 are, IMO, rubbish, very heavy dusting and I got horrific judder on my BMW with these (as have others who have used them at trackdays). EBC Yellowstuff is a better pad IME.

    A PAGID RS pad will be a better bet.

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    Whats the correct model of Ferodo DS2500 to Audi A3 2007 170bhp/125kW ??
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