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Asked for standard S3 brake pads..

Jimmeh Jan 23, 2009

  1. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    GSF quoted me £41.. My local automotive dealership (Allwoods) said £21. Deal.

    "Stock Audi S3, 2001, pads with the sensor, here you are sir!"

    At this point, let me explain that I know nothing about pads etc.. I took a long read into the DS2500, DS3000.. but honestly, I wouldn't personally see the benefit.

    The pads I was supplied are "Apec" pads.. A friend said to return them, go to Audi, or get the ones from GSF. (more likely to be 'the' stock item that Audi uses)

    Can anyone help me with this one? I'm close to going back to refund the pads and going elsewhere, but before I do, can I have a second opinion in that I'm making the right move!?

    Ta :)
     
  2. FazS3

    FazS3 Member

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    Well if you want the originals then Audi it is??
     
  3. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    I'd of thought the automotive place I went were able to supply the same kind, obviously not?!

    The GSF pads at £41 sounds about right.

    I just wondered if anyone has had any experience with 'Apec' is in the passed.
     
  4. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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  5. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I think GF said zimmerman pads were like oem may have the name wrong tbh as its years since I changed them. You can always get cheap pads from a local factor but they are normally c@rp and create loads of break dust.
     
  6. fran-s3

    fran-s3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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  7. I fitted Mintex pads and discs from ebay - £70. No better or worse than the OEM they replaced, except they seem to leave less brake dust on the wheels
     
  8. fran-s3

    fran-s3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Really??? Interesting, may be worth it for less brake dust alone then. I'm also replacing my discs with grooved (not drilled) black diamonds which i hear nothing but praise for... When funds allow....
     
  9. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Agreed
     
  10. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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    Thank you all.
     
  11. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    i think the mintex setup is actually better ! agreed less brake dust !
     

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