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Which rear pads to use? Im heavy on the brakes .

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Aug 23, 2012.

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    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    As most will have seen im not too confident in my brakes on my S3, It has Brembos up front which i will be trying better pads in shortly. Many say " dont forget the rears" ive looked and the rear pads are shot. The discs i would say are about half way through their life,
    I did plan on developing a 300mm rear kit but at the moment... funds just arent high enough. So what pads rear for fast road/ track?
    Ive asked where i usualy buy from and they all just shrug and say standard are fine.
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    standard pads with drilled and grooved discs, braided hoses and dot 5.1 fluid.. would be alot better
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    I've always thought that it's the pads which will make more difference, not the disks. Drilled and grooved make it look fancy but realistically do little to help
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    DS2500`s all round would probably be the one to go for.
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    Got ds2500's all round at the moment and they seem pretty good and had pagid rs2's on the rear prior to that and they where certinally up to the task ;)

    Would have thought wouldn't have wanted to go for a to higher temp pad on the rear as would probably take quite a bit longer than the fronts to get up to temp?
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I'd use the same compound on both ends, so what ever you choose for the fronts, use that on the back as well.

    Drilled and grooved disks are mostly cosmetic, personally i use standard plain disks from the motorfactors.
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    Use same all round. Upograde rears proportionally to the fronts, to keep the car balanced.
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