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Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« on: November 18, 2021, 06:54:15 am »
Hi Guys,

Have a standard GTi and brakes. Brakes lack a bit of feel though - all discs / hoses / fluid good condition etc.

Can anyone recommend a set of pads that works well for the road....I am after better pedal feel with good initial bite ?

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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 10:09:24 am »
I've had both ebc red stuff and endless mx72. Thought the ebc were poor, bad bite from cold and too many heart stopping moments in traffic.  Once warmed up they were ok but I can't sing the praises of the mx72 highly enough.  Good daily driver manners with great pedal feel and confidence inspiring when pushed.  Not too expensive from nengun.com either.  You might find this article an interesting read

www.golfmkv.com/forums/index.php?threads/ultimate-brake-upgrade-using-stock-calipers.160406/


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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 07:29:49 pm »
Vag BremTechnic J hook discs with Ferodo DS2500 apparently works well.

I just use ATE branded pads & discs from ECP. Work plenty well enough for my daily grinds.


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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2021, 11:40:41 pm »
Just fitted mintex M1155 to mine and really like them. Really nice bite from cold.
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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 06:30:27 am »
Vag BremTechnic J hook discs with Ferodo DS2500 apparently works well.

I just use ATE branded pads & discs from ECP. Work plenty well enough for my daily grinds.
Kev beat me to it...the bite is superb with this combo and was amazed at how much it improved the feel and performance of the brakes. Couldn't recommend more.

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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 05:34:20 pm »
Just fitted mintex M1155 to mine and really like them. Really nice bite from cold.

Sweet.  I used M1144s many moons ago and liked them.  I thought the 1155 was more racey?  Then again, your brakes are proper units, so it's all relative in terms of pedal feel.



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Re: Golf GTi - Best brake pads ?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2021, 05:34:57 pm »
Vag BremTechnic J hook discs with Ferodo DS2500 apparently works well.

I just use ATE branded pads & discs from ECP. Work plenty well enough for my daily grinds.
Kev beat me to it...the bite is superb with this combo and was amazed at how much it improved the feel and performance of the brakes. Couldn't recommend more.

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Yup, I was passing on what you told me about them  :happy2:   Going to try that combo when the current stuff wears out.


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