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Offline Eighteen88

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New brakes
« on: November 11, 2021, 06:25:35 am »
I’m looking for some advice on a new set of brakes both front & rear (disc & pads)
Car is sitting at 305bhp and I’ve no plans on increasing this and it won’t be used for track days just normal driving (is that possible in a GTI?) what’s the pros & cons of drilled or grooved disc?

Thanks I’m advance.
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Re: New brakes
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 03:52:13 pm »
OEM stuff is fine for road use, but if you want a little extra bite, VAG BremTechnik J hook discs and Ferodo DS2500 (or Mintex 1144) are worthy of a gander.

The reason I like OEM is because you know what you're getting and it's predictable, which is exactly what you need with brakes.  Some aftermarket compounds can feel a bit weird when you least expect it but the above pads are pretty consistent, except when it's really cold.  Bite is delayed somewhat compared to stock.


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Re: New brakes
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 10:51:20 pm »
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my request for help.
However I’d already ordered my new set up from awesome GTi.

Went for a Tarox Discs (F2000) & Pads.
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