Akebono pads on Amazon. Very low dust. I think fronts were like $74 and rears were like $47
So my X calls me and says Audi wants 800 to install new breaks on the A3...ECS has so many pads to choose from...anyone who has done this themselves have any suggestions....I mean I can get ceramic pads cheaper from advanced auto then OEM pads from the dealer...I just did my MK4 gti with OE replacement and they work fine....No mods on the A3 100%stock
thx in advance
I went with Stoptech front and rear. Some people complain of more brake dust with these pads, but in my experience the amount of dust is actually less than the OEM pads, but it is harder to get off the wheels for some reason. Bite and stopping power is great though
Also...you are working on your ex's car?
Really the main benefit to running ceramics is less dust... not 'no dust' in my experience, just a lot less and easier to clean. Performance wise they are good but take some time to warm up when you first start in the morning...
Last edited by tcardio; 05-15-2012 at 11:04 PM.
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i'm needing new pads but really dig the oe brake pad. seriously, it emits hardly any brake dust. my previous A4 would be coated after day 1 of washing. on my A3 i can go for a week with hardly any dust.
besides the ones mentioned, what other pads emit very low brake dust?
i may try to source the exact same pads that came on my '10.
The akebono have very and i mean very little brake dust. Have had them on for about a month and the wheels still look pretty clean
10-15 years ago Mintex Red Box pads were the "go-to" upgrade from OEM. I used them exclusively for a number of years on my old 1.8T Passat, my wife's Mazda and my son's old BMW 535is. Very low dust and decent performance.
Nobody uses them any more?
Owned nothing but Euro sedans for decades!
Audi x3, Volvo x3, VW x4, BMW, Mercedes, German Fiesta. Lancia