1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are these discs and pads worth buying??

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

  1. swatchuk

    swatchuk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    12
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    56
    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.
     
  4. The Slug

    The Slug Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,869
    Likes Received:
    0
    i'd wanna know what make the disc's are, as it doesnt state they are ferrodo's
     
  5. swatchuk

    swatchuk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    12
    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
     
  6. Leon

    Leon Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  7. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    7
    Drilled discs are renowned from cracking and grooved are likely to ware pads down quicker.
     
  8. s3_kev

    s3_kev Stage2'd!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    23
    pads are good but for the price them discs will warp like chocolate bars better off with standard discs and thoese pads
     
  9. swatchuk

    swatchuk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    12
    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.
     

Share This Page