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Help, which brake pads?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by TanyaS3, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. TanyaS3
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    [Aug 3, 2009]
    Hi Guys

    OK I know there are loads of threads on this but just want simple straight quick answers rather than spending ages reading through all the posts!

    I have the standard brake discs on the Audi S3 (99) and green stuff pads which i have had twice now. I like these also because the produce less brake dust than the standard Audi pads I used to have. EBC have stopped doing the greenstuff as far as I know and now its redstuff as my option but I feel maybe they are abit harsh for my car!!??

    What pads would you suggest I buy please?

    thanks
    Tanya
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    ...tut, tut!!! :no:

    Fronts... Ferodo DS2500's all day long

    Rears... OEM or decent equiv (Padgit for example), no need for fancy rears

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    I know im going to go Ferodo DS2500 on mine. Had them on the Ibiza cupra and was very impressed by their performance.
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    As already said, Ferodo.

    Hopefully this thread'll be short enough for ya!! ;)
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    hope there good..ive got front ones waiting to go on mine!
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    I have actually gone for standard pads on my standard discs. Did have the green stuff on the standard discs. Do you think the standard pads are fine? I just hate all the brake dust they produced......
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    [Aug 13, 2009]
    Tanya EBC do red stuff pads aswell, i have them on mine, they come with a sensor like the oem pads, they don't do much dust and the dust that does happen isn't black, its more grey
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    reds dont compare to DS2500's tho..
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    I love the DS2500's mine just squeak a lot at low speed :eek:(
    Performance makes up for the noise tho..
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    I've had yellow stuff pads for the past year and I'm really pleased with them
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    how did you bed them in? shouldn't do this if bedded in properly.
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    [Aug 13, 2009]
    I folowed the instructions, drove the car on a long ring road late at night and kept braking (half pedal force) in 4-5 seconds periods building up the heat in the pads, did this about 25 times..I guess I am just unlucky.. they dont squeal when they are warm just when cold.
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