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Are these discs and pads worth buying??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by swatchuk, Jan 29, 2009.

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    Hmm, seem like a fair price to me. The pads are about £175 so the discs are less than £200. I paid not much less than that for a set of front only EBC Ultimax discs which were recommended to me by Bill from Badger5. I can't see there being anything wrong with the Ferrodo disc except they are drilled and I know drilled discs can crack more easily than grooved or plain.
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    i'd wanna know what make the disc's are, as it doesnt state they are ferrodo's
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    Thats what i thought. As it doesnt say what make the discs are they could just be cheap **** things that look the part. Is there such a thing as a **** disc though?? Dont they all have to be made to some sort of standard??? I don't know as I have'nt bought performance discs before
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    I'll never forget having EBC Turbo Discs fitted to mine (Grooved and Spotted) and they last about 4K before they were cracked and destroyed! They were so bad I fitted OEM discs/pads back and they are still going strong 20k miles later. I would just stick to grooved ones only next time, spots look good but are obviously prone to cracking. I never tracked my car.
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    Drilled discs are renowned from cracking and grooved are likely to ware pads down quicker.
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    pads are good but for the price them discs will warp like chocolate bars better off with standard discs and thoese pads
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    Ok guys, thanks for that. Am I better off going to the stealers and getting standard discs then, or can anyone recomend somewere else for decent discs.
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