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Brake pad recomendation ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Craigycakes, Jan 20, 2014.

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    Hi guys looking to change my front pads for something abit better but is it actualy worth the extra ££?

    as red stuff pads are £80, green stuff £65 and mintex ect £20 +

    have not priced genuines yet but is there much difference in them all and what do yo all recomend?

    cheers guys

    craig
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    Mintex/Pagid/Girling/Bosch will be fine unless you really abuse the brakes!
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    Redstuff
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    Having used the Redstuff...I wouldn't bother.

    Squealed like pigs,and didn't offer any extra bite.

    I use Mintex now,but would also recommend Ferodo.
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    How long ago was that ?
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    Couple of yrs ago.

    I wouldn't use them again......using Mintex 1155 now but maybe a little beyond what most need.
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    I've used Mintex and Ferodo on all my cars over the years, including Range Rover, and never had a problem! :thumbsup:
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    Tyres and brake pads, it doesn't come anymore subjective.

    I've got the reds both front and rear on a daily and front and rear again on a 300 bhp Jap coupe with 345 front and 320 rear brakes.

    I love their cost, low dust, bite and performance.

    Being a hard pad they take up to 1500 miles to bed and in that period they can be dusty and squeal.

    Fast road only, not a track pad.
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    Ferodo in mine. No squeaks and perform extremely well.
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    No idea on an A3/S3, but I used to use Mintex 1144s with Black Diamond discs on my VR6s.
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    Received my mintex m1144 for the front cost me £159 included delivery and planning on OEM for the rear
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