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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tom2006, Sep 15, 2013.

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    My brake pads and discs need replacing (front and rear) on my 09 Sportback. What should I go for please? Its a mixture of town and long distance and I don't need anything sporty. Thanks
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    Bosch/Mintex/Pagid are the best options IMO
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    Stay clear of pagid I have had 2 sets on the car since February and both have warped . getting genuine ones on tomorrow
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    Are you saying the pads had warped?

    It would be the first time for that.

    Rotors certainly can,but pads....
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    No the discs have warped to the point of its undriveable when braking above 70mph
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    Then that's not down to the pads.

    Pagid make very decent OEM pads,as well as race capable pads,but rotor warping is a well known issue on S3s.
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    Thank you for all the replies. I have been quoted just shy of £400 for Bosch pads and discs all round, is that about right and are Bosch any good?
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    I can second that with Pagid, on 3rd set of discs in 8 months. Generally Pagid have a good name for themselves, but I em won't buy them again. Bosch are better and cheaper anyway.
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    Just get OEM one's mate. Can't go wrong
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    Do Pagid manufacture the 8P brake pads and discs like they did with the 8L?
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    Just so you all know I have had genuine Audi parts and they ARE made by Pagid THey have there name on them.
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