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Best fast road discs/ pads for stage 2+ S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Gaz-M, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Member

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    Ok ive just got my S3 back from getting the stage 2+ Revo map put on it and its an absolute weapon now.

    Instantly it highlights i need better front brakes.

    What do people use and recommend for fast road use with no noisy brake pads? remember its a stage 2+ car so 100bhp more than standard to slow down!

    Im thinking standard Brembo discs with quality pads...
     
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  3. Alex_Wil

    Alex_Wil S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo
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    My car is for fast road use and was advised by AMD to get zero sixty discs and Mintex pads which I have now ready for stage 2+ next week and they are good . Slightly noisy though
     
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  4. nluk100

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    Brembo discs and DS2500 pads are a good combo for fast road use.
     
  5. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    I'd used DS2500s before switching to AP front discs,and ZeroSixty rears,with Mintex 1155 pads,and that was a real upgrade.

    The DS2500s are a decent road pad,but useless on a trackday,and the Mintex 1155s just get better and better under load.

    Those particular pads may be a bit aggressive for some,but they do work well.
     
  6. Marshy

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    Brembo discs and ds2500 pads on mine.
    I'm happy with them so far but only fitted them Monday.
     
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral
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    To be fair to the DS2500s,they are fine for road use.....mine only gave up on a trackday,as prophesized by DaveB,the brake guru.
     
  8. Gaz-M

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    Cheers chaps, wheres best place to source? Whats price difference between ds2500 and Mintex 1155s? I know normally performance pads are best part of a few hundred quid.

    I can get Brembo discs for £144 which seems an absolute fortune?
     
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    Is that per side or for the pair? I've had the S3 for 6 months and think the OEM brakes are pants, no bite at all. My 3.2 sport was much more convincing even though they are the same size. Maybe I've just got **** pads. Are the Brembos grooved or plain?
     
  10. Gaz-M

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    £144 a pair of standard Brembo discs!
     
  11. Muzza80

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

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    For the record I've used DS2500 with OE discs on a 300bhp Focus ST-3 and a 300bhp Impreza WRX (with Brembo STI brakes all round) on about 4-5 track days each at Knockhill and also on the Focus for 12 laps of the Nurburgring and they performed excellently for me.

    Good "dual-duty" pads in my opinion or maybe I just ain't drving fast/hard enough to kill them lol
     
  12. Gaz-M

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    Ive ordered DS2500 pads and will order Brembo discs shortly, cant find them online- just at Dingbro.
     
  13. Marshy

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    I bought my brembo discs online for £126 delivered.
    I made a thread on it and the links inside
     
  14. Gaz-M

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    Cheers Marshy, found it but beed quick delivery so ordered them from Dingbro- trade price is £144 inc vat. Will have them and DS2500 pads tomorrow so can fit after work ready for a week-long road trip this weekend! :)
     

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