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Ferodo ds or ebc ???stuff?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by StaceyS3, Oct 11, 2011.

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    Silly question.....I know what most responses will be but the problem lies with price as i'm running cayenne calipers (got them very cheap but not looking so cheap now) the pads have got to be able to take a bit of a hammering as doing some track days in the near future and does get abused a bit lol, im currently running plain ebc r32 discs as these where much cheaper than gsf and oem.
    I have had experiance with redstuff before and found them ok but seemed to destroy my discs (now on the r32's this is now considerably more expensive) and did manage to cook them but this was on the standard caliper
    There doesn't seem to be many options for this caliper but this is what i have found as follows


    Ebc redstuff £150

    Ebc yellowstuff £170

    Ferodo Ds2500 £280

    Pagid RS 29 £460+ ooouuuch

    Im happy to spend (i'll rephrase that willing to spend) the extra for the ds's as loved them in the past and hopefully will save me on discs but am after yourguys opinions as not tried yellows and someone may know of other options?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    My money is on the Ferodo's, I'm more than happy with them fitted onto my Brembo's, though they are more abrasive than your standard Brembo/Galfer pads, you can hear them scrap during light braking, but they are good, especially warmed up!
    You say you have Cayenne caliper right? As in the 6 pots?? Overkill in an S3, how have you managed to cook them? extended track sessions?... The problem with 8L S3's is the lack of brake ducting, they generate so much heat during braking with very little airflow to cool them down! If you could modify the front bumper to direct air to your brakes, you may have solved half your problem!
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    I run red stuff and ebc G&D discs and love them! Standard s3 callipers though.

    Haven't noticed and excess disc wear either. Gone through two sets of pads and discs are still ok ish
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    DS2500's all day long :)

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    Does nobody use the greenstuff pads on their Audi?

    I have them on the Mazda and they are brilliant I find, I realise it's a different car, but I noticed they are never mentioned much for the Audis..
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    Tarox Strada 112`s are pretty much the same as the DS2500`s and usually cheaper so have a look for those. List them for 190 on europerformance but not sure if they`re for the 6 pots?
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    They are a bit overkill but really didn't cost me a lot and after falling into the trap of getting boxster rears which i sold and think only cost me another £20 to get this set up with new discs and oem porsche pads, although i expect i probably will change again at some point

    Didnt manage to cook the 6 pots although i think that would certinally be a challange ;)

    It was on standard calipers with redstuff which i cooked them but also went through a new set of discs in the life of them pads
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    Cheers jase definately worth considering not heard anything in particular about tarox strada 112's but never heard any bad press about tarox as a whole and a lot of people think quite hghly of them
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    I doubt you need to worry, R32 disks 334mm? with 6 pot calipers are going to take some cooking then. So long as you do a no braking inlap, it should be enough to cool things down for anything to warp, unlike my drilled OEM Brembo disks which lasted 500 miles and warped after one session @Rockingham circuit!
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    I had a lot of friends in the past rate the greenstuff pads quite highly on light hatch's but was under the conception that they were designed for light cars and probably not hold up as well with heavier cars

    Probably am completely wrong but pretty sure read it somewhere a while back ;)
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    Gotta admit the disks are in a different world to the standard ones but that also includes weight :(

    As much as i really wanted drilled or grooved disks have to keep it looking standard as possible (well within reason lol):angrymod:

    Bet that was an expensive track day :)
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    Stacey mate, get ferrodo you will not be dissapointed, especially with a track day coming up in 3 weeks ;)
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    Am definately swaying towards them just was a bit of a shock when got the price :faint:

    3 weeks getting tight now gonna be doing lots of meaningless cruising and driving to run in in that time, will prob come to a few late night mechanics to rack em up if theres room for one more :friends:
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    Mate they are worth the price and my last set on my old S3 calipers lasted well over a year including a Ring trip and they still had half of the meat left on them when I sold them on.

    If you're car is on the road next week you can pop up to mine mate. Got to do the heater matrix and will take about 3 nights I think.
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    Gotta admit i suppose its poportional to the amount of material there so with the size of them pads should hopefully last for ages

    Cars at hayward and scotts at the mo should be getting it back at the end of the week just got to put inlet mani on and tip then fill it with fluids and give it a go again and providing it doesn't leak again which i cant see why it would then will be definately set fo next week

    Am working sun,mon,tues nights so will be about wed and thurs if your still attacking your car?

    Certinally not a job i'd fancy doing on mine but hats off to ya for doing it :thumbsup:
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    Another vote for DS2500s. They really are amazing pads. I managed to boil Motul 600 fluid at Bedford with Red Stuff pads so I'm now using Castrol SRF with DS2500s which last better. Sadly I haven't had a chance to really put them through their paces but it's definitely stopping better with the DS2500s. I really ought to consider a FMIC and then use the side ducts for braking but the money puts me off. Especially when I'm considering selling up :(
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    Go for the Ferodos, anything made by EBC is (in my experience) c**p.
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    I've been running them on my A3 (with S3 discs and carriers) for some time now and they're OK to be honest!. never had an issue and they get a mullering and seem to be lasting forever too
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    Try mintex m1155's I swear buy them and trust me I eat brakes
    Tried all the ebc,ferrodo, and a few others but these have given me the best brake set up that suits my driving i haven't cooked my discs yet and I'm on my second set of theses pads
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