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Front Brakes/Rear Brakes

andrecc Jul 12, 2011

  1. andrecc

    andrecc Member

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    I want to change my front and rear brakes/pads

    I was looking online and i found this website

    Brakes & Clutches / Euro Performance Car Parts

    could any one help me decide a pair of front and rear disk brakes and pads?

    Slotted are slotted into place and drilled are drilled into place am i correct or wrong? what are disadvantage and advantages of the both?

    i take it ferodo and brembo are the best ones out there?

    Thank you,
     
  2. andrecc

    andrecc Member

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    what setup are you guys currently running?
     
  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    "slotted" and "drilled" are referring additional machining processes that disks go thru.

    A slotted disk will have grooves or slots machined into the disks surface, a drilled disk will have holes drilled thru the disks surface.

    Personally i dont buy spangly disks. Grooved/slotted disks are often noisey and can eat thru your pads, drilled disks can crack and the holes can block up rendering them pointless.

    A set of decent quality standard plain disks from a good reputable manufacturer like mintex or pagid will do you just fine.

    Pads are where you want to spend your money (and avoid EBC), as well as replacing the fluid in the system with something better like ATE blue or Motul RBF600.
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Slotted and drilled are the pattern on the disk they all go on the same way...drilled are weaker than slotted
     
  5. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Mintex is not the company it used to be and is cheap chinese ****...
     
  6. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Slotted, grooved & drilled are just different finishes to the discs, i.e drilled have holes in them etc...
    This is to give greater friction and allow heat to dissapate more quickly.

    I have Brembo Max grooved front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads - good combo but quite pricey.

    On the rear I have standard discs and Mintex pads - do the job and are quite cheap!..

    AUDI S3 QUATTRO 99-03 REAR BRAKE DISCS MINTEX PADS | eBay UK
     
  7. andrecc

    andrecc Member

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    so budget disks, and good pads?
     
  8. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Not cheap but very good Black Diamond discs and Ferodo DS2500 pads, nice improvement over OEM
     
  9. andrecc

    andrecc Member

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    DS2500 pads front or both?
     
  10. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Not worth putting anything fancy on the rear to be honest, just go stock on the rear and youll have more £££££ for the fronts
     
  11. jk_s3

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    Whats wrong with EBC pads?
     
  12. Endacy

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    Don't buy mintex! I had them on the rear of mine, the friction material disintegrated, they squeeled all the time, the metal back plate of the pads rusted so badley they jammed in the carriers and siezed. I doubt they were even on for a year!

    I use TRW now, the fronts have been on my car for about 3 years and were on when I bought it, still in brilliant condition. Got the rears from vwspares.co.uk.
     

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