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What Company Makes OEM Brake Pads for the S3 ?

J.R. Jan 14, 2013

  1. J.R.

    J.R. "Started From The Bottom" VCDS Map User

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    Just a quick question guys and girls .....Do ATE Make the Brake Pads for the S3 Front Brakes ?
     
  2. IceHanger

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

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    they do make pads for the A3, have OE numbers and based in germany so a good chance
     
  3. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    Pagid do mate and there also German
     
  4. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    Pagid also squeal no matter what and I arent takin this you must use are special cera tec lube to stop it lol. Stick with ate in my experience and I sell pagid day in day out.
     
  5. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    I believe Audi make OE pads lol
     
  6. S3 syc

    S3 syc Active Member

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    Audi don't make any brake parts themselves bud there made by ate and stamped with Audi logo,if you buy ate pads in many cases you can actually see where the Audi logo has been covered or removed.
     
  7. chris.vincent3

    chris.vincent3 Own a BMW now, HOWEVER I still own VCDS! VCDS Map User

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    When fitting anything onto a hub of a vehicle where it be discs, pads or the alloy, you apply something called "copper grease" it'll prevent corrosion and that item from seizing, as for the pads it will also eliminate the chance of vibration in the calliper, never put a hub back together without copper grease could save you the time of having to rebuild it because something is squealing.

    I've found Mintex to be pretty good with OEM equivalent.
     
  8. klik

    klik Member

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    yes and I use Ate on my S3.
     
  9. J.R.

    J.R. "Started From The Bottom" VCDS Map User

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    Thanks guys. I'm goner go with ATE. As it's the OEM Standard and I've found a good price for them.
     
  10. grr666

    grr666 Member

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    My pagid disc and pad combo on my last car was faultless.
    I like the fact that the non service areas of the disc are painted
    so they don't go rusty 2 weeks after fitting. Even during and after
    a damn good thrashing round Castle Combe they never made a sound.
     
  11. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    I've also had pagid pads on 2 a3's over the last 5 years never had squeal once mate, and they are OEM spec
     

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