The Older I Get The Better I Was
I've had a call today, my dealer has 5 sets of pads coming to them and I'm first to be offered them.
Apparently they are made from a different compound.
no mention of new discs or calipers tho
There is a difference in the caliper between those shown in Alanjp's photo and mine; mine (on a June 2011 build) are flat across the face, where the RS logo is affixed:
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Alanjp's 'new' caliper is clearly 'stepped'.
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CHECK em out guys as here's a BIG difference.
I'll bet Brembo have changed the pistons from 4-equal daimeter to 2-large and 2-small - as this will push the leading edge of the pad on to the brake disc first (just as you would on old-style bicycle rim brakes to stop brake squeal). Maybe I'm wrong, but so long as it works, then who cares? Go Audi/Brembo, eventually!