I am in the process of looking for some new front pads for the S3.
At 34,000 miles (can't believe I have got that mileage out of them), they are due a change (they look thin), and so I had a fish about to see what was on offer.
I have no doubt that Audi will charge a vital organ for some OEM tat, so I'm pretty much discounting that option straight away.
You can get OEM ATE Galfer pads (Part No. 101441585) from Euro Car Parts website for £83.90 per axle delivered, then £50 + VAT for an independent fitter, so about £140 all in.
I called JKM in Portsmouth for a price on a set of DS2500 Ferodo's, and they are £139.95+ VAT + Fitting £50+VAT giving a round total of about £209 all in.
I then had a quick scout about on EBC's Direct website at the Red and Yellow stuff pad (Revo use Yellow stuff on their Leon RT360 and Stage 3 Audi TT). With the current seasonal offers the prices stack up as follows:
Red stuff: £80 (inc. 10% disc & free delivery) + fitting (est. £50 + VAT) = approx £133
Yellow stuff (Road & Track): £82 (inc. 10% disc & free delivery) + fitting (est. £50 + VAT) = approx £135
So to summarise (in price order)
EBC Red (Road) stuff fitted: £133
EBC Yellow stuff (road & track) fitted: £135
ATE Galfer (OEM'ish) fitted: £140
Ferodo DS2500 (Road & Track) fitted: £209
I'd be interested to hear which routes others have taken, and based on 95% road use what others would recommend from their experience.
Thanks in advance