I'm repeating this post to commence a new thread, as it may well be a cure-all for some owners. Pulled my 47i6 brake pads after 1750-miles if only to compare mine with those of others (Veneeringman) and yes, you've guessed right, my 47i6 pads are braking up around the edges and have chunks out of the pad centres too. After much investigation of similar cars to the RS3 using the same Brembo brake caliper and their preferred none-OEM brake pad i.e., the Mitsubishi Evo and Subaru Impreza, I got myself a set of EBC REDSTUFF ceramic brake pads. Now, EBC do not yet have an REDSTUFF pad for the RS3 or TTRS*, so I ordered the Mitsubishi/Subaru fitment DP31210C. Note*: I guess the reason these pads are NOT listed for the RS3/TTRS is due to the lack of a wear sensor - an OEM fitment. I do know that the interconnecting vehicle wear-sensor plug would be different between Audi, Mitsubishi, and/or Subaru; and this would necessitate EBC providing 3-different pad set-ups and we all know what happens to the cost of those pads then. The REDSTUFF brake pads supplied do not have the 'slot' for the Audi brake pad wear sensor(s), but then Audi only fit them to one side of the RS3 anyway (?). So I cut the original (ok, so I had a spare) Audi sensor cable, solder-joined the 2-wires together, re-sleeved and sealed the cable, and then checked BLUEY's fault codes; none, so all ok. Anyway, modified and fitted and out of the garage for an initial bedding-in and evaluation. Two light-applications in the first 100-yards, just to feel the pedal travel, and I was already impressed. Three or four light applications from 30 to 10mph later and amazingly the pedal pressure to retardation rate were already an improvement over the 47i6 pads. Seven-miles later and after 5 or 6-light applications of the brake pedal to slow from 70 to 30-mph and I was absolutely gob smacked! A set of EBC REDSTUFF ceramic brake pads for the rear brakes is now on order... I'll post photos of the brake sensor cable mod and pad installation later.