There are two that many here find good and solve the squeal problem:
I have Redstuff, but by all accounts the Ferodo are good too. I like the Redstuff as they do not appear to throw out loads of black dust comme the oems... Make sure when replacing the pads that you give the edges of the back plates a good smear of brake pad paste and DO use the shims supplied between the backing plates and pistons.
These should pretty well cure the squeal, but it also helps to fit the frequency balancers on the back of the calipers - check you dont have them first though, feel the inside of the caliper and if there are two canisters fitted, top and bottom, you have them already.
Thanks mate. I had ferodo on my rs6 but they made so much noise and even a clicking sound I took them straight off. I replaced with genuine Audi pads and never had any squealing
The pads that are on the rs3 now are gen Audi pads and also haven’t ever had any squealing until just this week once they got so low! So maybe to be safe get genuine Audi pads? I can get them from TPS so a fair bit cheaper than from Audi
Have just looked everywhere and even demon tweaks no where sells them for the rs3
I feel your pain. I remember after I got my RS3 being stuck in stop start traffic for hours. Hours of squealing brakes every time I braked. I walked into the dealer the very next day and let them know in no uncertain terms that I wasn't picking the car up till it was sorted.The only recommended pads that actually work with the OEM connectors are the EBC redstuff atm right ?
I need to change my front pads, it got to that level where I'm ashamed of braking
I feel your pain. I remember after I got my RS3 being stuck in stop start traffic for hours. Hours of squealing brakes every time I braked. I walked into the dealer the very next day and let them know in no uncertain terms that I wasn't picking the car up till it was sorted.
If you can hang on Ferodo are due to release RS3 dedicated DS performance pads
They are around 6/7 weeks off being available.
If not you can use the RS4 pads (same caliper) but you’ll need to cut off Audi pads wear sensor plug and solder to the RS4 pad lead.
check out the group buy section. @creweaudiparts are doing some fantastic deals on rs brakes.