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S3 8P fast road/track brake pads thread with part numbers and prices

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Muzza80, Apr 25, 2014.

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    [Apr 25, 2014]
    Hi all,
    Been doing quite a bit of research on performance brake pads for my 2010 S3 8P lately and thought I would share my findings as the forum seems to be lacking definitive information, part numbers & prices.

    The prices listed are from hours of trawling the internet and are the best I could find, I'll not list where from on here as I'm not sure that's allowed but feel free to PM me if you want that information.

    All prices are inc VAT and before postage.

    I have not listed any EBC pads as I've had them (redstuff & yellowstuff) in the past and don't rate them, there's far better available for the money.



    Ferrodo DS2500

    FCP1765H - Ferodo DS2500 Pads Front - £147.37
    FCP1636H - Ferodo DS2500 Pads Rear - £113.38



    Brembo Sport HP2000

    07.B314.55 - Brembo Sport HP2000 Pads Front - £106.08
    07.B315.22 - Brembo Sport HP2000 Pads Rear - £82.62



    Tarox Strada

    SP0478.112 - Tarox Strada Pads Front - £104.76
    SP0473.112 - Tarox Strada Pads Rear - £70.20



    Tarox Corsa

    SP0478.114 - Tarox Corsa Pads Front - £162.34
    SP0473.114 - Tarox Corsa Pads Rear - £154.22



    Hawk HP Plus

    HB625N.760 - Hawk HP Plus - Autocross & Track Front - £132.37
    HB544N.628 - Hawk HP Plus - Autocross & Track Rear - £115.86



    Mintex M1144

    MDB2677M1144 - Mintex M1144 Pads Front - £116.37



    Mintex M1155

    MDB2677M1155 - Mintex M1155 Pads Front - £116.37




    Anyway that's it for now, I'll add more as I find them, currently looking at Pagid "S" and Cosworth Streetmaster but only listing them in a rear pad so need to make some calls.

    Hope it's useful

    Cheers

    Muzza!


    P.S feel free to add to this if you come across any that I've missed :)
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    [Apr 25, 2014]
    FCP1636H - Ferodo DS2500 Pads Front - £113.38

    Are these rear?
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    [Apr 25, 2014]

    Yes my mistake, rear.
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    [Apr 25, 2014]
    Really good thread Muzza. I ran the M1144, softish pad. I then ran the Ds2500 on my Evo VI RsX, and a few Scoobies and a SC VR Corrado, really good pad. The price above the DS2500 is a keen price too.
    I'll be going for them once I go Stage 1 :)
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    I personally wouldn't use most of those listed. In my experience DS2500 can cause horrific judder when pushed (but then some do find they are fine). On Carbotech XP10 seem to be favoured by EVO owners. Probably a bit too extreme for the average S3 owner, I don't mean that as an insult but for dust and noise etc as most S3s will be nice road cars.

    EBC Yellows are fine pads for the money, certainly the best pad for the money as they're cheaper than most on the market and have fine road manners yet will cope with track use. Don't bother with any other grade (Red, Blue etc). Yellow seems to be the best pad they make, yet is graded under Blue and Orange. For me Mintex 1144 aren't as a good as Yellows, they fade sooner. Mintex 1155 are ok though.

    I wouldn't expect much from the Tarox or the Brembo pads.

    Pagid RS29 are one of the best pads out there, expensive but will probably outlast anything else with very good road manners, great on track, last ages and not bad for dust.
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    [Apr 26, 2014]

    We're not all hardcore tracksters mate, this was intended to give people the part numbers of the popular "dual duty" pads.

    My experience of DS2500 is quite different and HP2000 / Tarox are supposed to be very similar in performance plus a little cheaper too.

    RS29 are marketed as a race pad and they're £460 for f&r axles on our application. I don't care how dedicated you are, nearly £500 on pads for the stock calipers, I don't think so lol, If you're throwing that kind of money on brakes it would be better spent on a big brake kit.

    Anyway, feel free to do the research and add part numbers of the pads you like, that was the point of this, give people the specific details and let them make their own decisions.

    :)
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Great thread.
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Good work Muzza
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Glad it's useful guys.
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    [Apr 26, 2014]
    Yea get that, hence me saying stuff like Carbotech is likely to be too aggressive for most S3 owners :). But honestly the Pagid RS29 is a great fast road pad and will outlast the other pads that for wear rate work out the same cost.
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    [Apr 28, 2014]
    got a part number for the rs29?
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    [Apr 28, 2014]
    Are there any recommendations for discs togo with these pads or are oem discs as good an option? Very good thread!
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    [Apr 28, 2014]
    I have the S3 front calipers with Tarox F2000 disks and DS2500 pads. I had them for almost three years already and around 45k KM.
    The disks seem to be very good but the pads... they do the stopping job more than OK, at least on the street but they are very noisy and leave A LOT of dust. The dust sticks on the disks and cause vibrations at medium braking.
    There are no vibrations if i just pinch the pedal or when braking hard.
    Also the front rims are getting dirty very fast and need frequent wash to prevent the dust from getting too difficult to remove.
    Tomorrow I'll post pictures with the rims after two weeks from the last wash.
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    Yep, DS2500 are very dusty and had the same vibration on my BMW with them. I sold the pads on shortly after, replacing them with EBC Yellowstuff which I ran for several years without issues (much lower dust, no noise, cheaper, nice and smooth).
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    [Apr 29, 2014]
    This is how much dust DS2500 pads leave in two weeks of city driving. ~20-25 miles/day

    P1100331.jpg
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    What are the brembo pads like as a daily? Am i ok to have just the rear pads changed and leave the discs if they are not lipped?
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    [May 9, 2014]
    I'll be able to tell you for sure in a couple of weeks but from other reviews they're perfect every day pads that can take a bit of track work too.
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    [May 9, 2014]
    if you need brakes just get an anchor of a cargo ship im sure you'll instantaneously stop (* disclaimer for any chassis damage*) or just use good old you feet as brakes worked for the flintstones haha
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    Cut a hatch in the floor of my last car to do that sevv, but its murder on my bunions.
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    hahaha oh boy thats hilarious any pictures ? :D
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    [Jun 22, 2014]
    Got any updates on the brembos yet? Pictures of dust levels? Performance?
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