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

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...
     
  2. Alex_Wil

    Alex_Wil S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo Regional Rep

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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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  3. nluk100

    nluk100 Active Member

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

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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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.
     
  5. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Audi RS3

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    Brembo discs and ds2500 pads on mine.
    I'm happy with them so far but only fitted them Monday.
     
  6. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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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.
     
  7. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Member

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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?
     
  8. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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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?
     
  9. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Member

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    £144 a pair of standard Brembo discs!
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Member

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

    Marshy Settled in Audi RS3

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

    Gaz-M Member

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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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