I was wondering if anyone else is a little bit disappointed with the brakes on the Tiguan, I feel like I really have to step on them to get any bite.
I know there's a selection of aftermarket pads around, anyone tried any different ones?
No issue with mine.
They don't feel as powerful as my MK5 GTI brakes (exactly the same), but that's because they have to haul an extra 300-400lbs down from speed.
I do however have a very high pitched squeal when the brakes are cold... had the same issue with my MK5 GTI.
They've done studies you know. 60% of the time... it works every time.
Hawk pads and some new rotors = problem solved!
Thanks for the replies, glad it's not just me!
I don't have any squealing issues with mine, but I did think that as it's a bit heavier than a GTI I shouldn't expect it to stop quite as well. I have 1300 miles on the pads, so I'd think they should be pretty well bedded in by now.
I've tried Hawk pads on a previous car and they made an improvement, so I might give them a try on the Tig too.
I also read that you need vagcom to swap the rears out, anyone confirm this?