EBC REDSTUFF CERAMIC BRAKE PADS for the RS3

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Dave Hedgehog

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my 47i6 pads are now showing the worn sensor light after 12k miles (3k more than the original ones)

anywhere around brands hatch - J3/M25 that can mod and fit a set of red ones for me?
 

45bvtc

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The 47i6 upgrade, Dave, is a complete and utter waste of time. :think:

Other than getting a fresh set of OE brake discs: the remaining elements/developments/add on bits are a complete and utter Audi/VW shambles/****-take/joke!

Pays yer money and fit a set of REDSTUFF - front AND rear and enjoy Audi RS3 braking as it should be... :yahoo:
 

Dave Hedgehog

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the upgrade did cure the squeal for me and drastically reduce the amount of brake soot on the rims

but yes i would like some red ones, but i have no idea where to get them mod'd or fitted
 

Dave Hedgehog

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no spanners, no space to do it, and i managed to do £350 of damage to the trim of a car fitting a radio and speakers :) oh an my health would prevent me as well

if there is nobody close by to do such things i will stick with the audi pads
 

CarrG

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Some good prices on the front redstuff pads at Camskill thanks John.
 

CarrG

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Dissapointing to read and see the expensive oem pads are eating the discs!

Regarding the rear discs John did you noticed any performance improvement with the drilled discs or just aesthetics. I know the back doesnt work that hard.
 
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45bvtc

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Just the aesthetics for me, Garry, period. And that's why I did it; NO other reason.

I do NOT expect to 'feel' additional braking at the rear, nor do I want it! Something like 80% braking on the front and 10% rear.

I personally recommend REDSTUFF front and rear on STD brake discs for roaduse, no question; but as said, I'm now just playing...

I do like the 'look' of the drilled rears. I did consider purchasing and then drilling a pair of OE originals but then found these MTEC items with superb anti-rust plating...

And that's where I'm at; and it's too early to provide full feedback.
 

45bvtc

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Needs MUST and we're off to an Audi A2.

NOT selling the RS3 and/or TT mind, but we're soon to be driving a needs-must vehicle we can regularly park and not worry so much as to its theft/bumped into value. So our 2nd period of Audi A2 is a coming. A great car the A2! If you've never looked at one then maybe you should; a modern day 'classic' fun-car in the making. Audi lost £4000 on every A2, such is the degree of over-engineering therein.

SUZY; our (forth-coming) 54 plate turbo-diesel A2, will be on EBC brake discs and EBC Ultimax brake pads within 48-hours of me getting my hands on her; then onto a set of 205/60 R16 Vredestein Wintrac Xtream tyres for the remaining 2014/15 winter season.

Thinking about summer rubber and the Michelin Sport 205/60 R16 (on a 7J rim (on a bl**dy A2!!!)) is looking good... Believe me, the Audi A2 is a GO Kart machine on proper rubber and decent brakes.

So the RS3/REDSTUFF feedback is now on the back-burner for the time being, sorry.
 

discostu49

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hi I'm scanning the forums and read through this before and thought i would give you a shout

I'm doing needing discs and pads all round ( non rs3 but the rears are the same as rs3 front are the 345mm s3 discs )

I'm reading this and thinking i should go for ebc redstuff pads as well (demon weeks £71.02 for the front pair )

@45bvtc whats rear discs is that you have? any pics from a far?

any thoughts if i would have any regrets getting red stuff pads despite me not having rs3 discs?
 

Gazwould

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Yes there are regrets from using Redstuff , that you didn't discover and use them earlier.

However not too early as the old formulations were shocking .
 

discostu49

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anyone heard of the drilled zimmerman or kinetic discs? anyone know what ones john and veneering man have on the rear in terms of disc?
 

discostu49

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Spot on I'd say & yes these are
I had to buy 4 discs to get 2 off that fitted the correct way (i.e with the hole pattern matching the fronts) so these are the 2 I didn't need.

Obviously they won't have the holes going the same way as the fronts.

And these have the extra cost silver anti-rust coating.
 

discostu49

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Spot on I'd say & yes these are
I had to buy 4 discs to get 2 off that fitted the correct way (i.e with the hole pattern matching the fronts) so these are the 2 I didn't need.

Obviously they won't have the holes going the same way as the fronts.

And these have the extra cost silver anti-rust coating.

hmmmm if you guys have them I'm sure they will be the best for us... however my dilemma is that I'm going to get the kinetic drilled front discs now and if i get these the hole pattern of the metec may not match...so might just go em discs on the rear but still with the red stuff pads front and back
 

discostu49

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mate website is very very expensive for the redstuff pads

PART NUMBER: DP31594C EBC REDSTUFF PADS

PRICE:£137.99

demon weeks rap £85 but sale on the now so going for £71.02.....
 

45bvtc

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hi I'm scanning the forums and read through this before and thought i would give you a shout

I'm doing needing discs and pads all round ( non rs3 but the rears are the same as rs3 front are the 345mm s3 discs )

I'm reading this and thinking i should go for ebc redstuff pads as well (demon weeks £71.02 for the front pair )

@45bvtc whats rear discs is that you have? any pics from a far?

any thoughts if i would have any regrets getting red stuff pads despite me not having rs3 discs?

They were MTEC rear brake discs, discostu49: MTEC1471. Initial feedback is they're a little noisy but look stunning. No worries with REDSTUFF front and/or rear, no worries at all!
 

discostu49

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I got the mtec discs up front with redstuff pads and can report no noise and very good bite thanks for planting the seed in my head. My only issue is tgat I appear to fitted the discs the wrong way round. Im told I have by some and told I haven't by others but can't say that performance gas been affected with the way I have them on. The dots on the rs3 disc feed into the caliper when going forward my way round the dots come out of the caliper when going forward I belive the rs3 has them feeding in the way to get air flow to blow out the clogged holes where as my way round the holes may get blocked with dust at a later date. My loxal subaru tuner says they fit the drilled discs the same way round as mine and they do this way on porches they work on...Its on my mind when I look at drilled discs now but as I say they brake well. Think I'm going to stick non drilled discs on the rear now tho or I'd become a creepy brake disc spotter.@ veneeringman I'm wondering why you never just swapped sides for the rear discs to match the front flow for the holes as I didn't think the discs were hub specific ???
 

45bvtc

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Do NOT believe all that 'some' might tell you...

The NEARSIDE front brake disc fitted to the RS3 (and TTRS) have the drilled hole pattern leading from the BOTTOM when rotating forward but the OFFSIDE front brake disc has the drilled hole pattern leading from the TOP.

This is called COST EFFICIENCY; as any 'one' spare brake disc for the RS3 will fit either side - as explained previously in this thread...
 

PaulRS3

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RS3 are not handed. One side the holes feed one way, the other side the holes feed the other, hence to get the right pattern with the handed Mtec, RS3 owners have to buy two sets and mix and match.
 

Dave Hedgehog

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My Audi stealer wants £480 just to change just the front pads !!!!!! What are they smoking ????

OK I am now desperate to find a trustworthy fitter who can mod / fit the red ones in NW Kent on a saturday

Would some kind sole list the parts i need (do i need to change the rotors?) AMD have a place in thurrock, I wonder if they can do it.

Many thanks
 
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Dave Hedgehog

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I wouldn't have their pads free of charge, never mind 480 quid.

indeed but its a turnkey solution, which is so nice

believe me i am totally confused as to what to get, where to get it and where to get it fitted after spending the last hour+ trying to find a solution
 

Dave Hedgehog

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Summary (please correct if wrong)

47i6 upgrade - Brembo parts
Front rotor part number for the 47i6 upgrade is: 8P0.615.301.B (where to source replacement?)

EBC Red Stuff:
Front Pads - DP31210C (Mitsubishi/Subaru) FRTUNING
Rear Pads - DP31518C FRTUNING


modify the front nearside brake sensor wear cable (is this just creating a loop and bypassing the pad?):

1) just cut the cable at the brake pad end
2) strip the outer cover from both inner cables and join and solder together
3) re-fit the outer tube, wrap over and seal
4) refit.

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TPS (??) for the wear sensor - Part number 8J0615437
 
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Either use that part number or use your reg number, the sensor is £25 + vat, (i bought a new one last week from TPS)

There is a guy on ebay selling new RS3 front discs or get them from TPS, if memory serves they are £250 each i think..........

I've just changed from Redstuff to yellowstuff so the original wear sensor clips straight in.

I've just looked on ebay and crewe audi are listing the front discs for various cars TTRS RS3 etc.....
Now the part number isn't the same as ours, but maybe worth a phone call to them ? especially for £399
 
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Either use that part number or use your reg number, the sensor is £25 + vat, (i bought a new one last week from TPS)

There is a guy on ebay selling new RS3 front discs or get them from TPS, if memory serves they are £250 each i think..........

I've just changed from Redstuff to yellowstuff so the original wear sensor clips straight in.

I've just looked on ebay and crewe audi are listing the front discs for various cars TTRS RS3 etc.....
Now the part number isn't the same as ours, but maybe worth a phone call to them ? especially for £399


Update

I've been informed that the part number on the ebay advert points to the TTRS discs, even though i rang Crewe Audi today to confirm (which they did ?) that the discs would fit the RS 3......

However Mr Hedgehog, it may be worth a call to Crewe Audi to see if they'll sell the 8P0615301B discs at the same price.......... worth a shot, especially with the upcoming ASN meet there.:kissmyrings:
 
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cheechy

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Ok so considering changing old own pads that gave seen better days. Any reports of issues getting pads off without issue?

Local fitter reluctant to touch as he doesn't have the specialist kit in case...

I've spotted paged pads on fr tuning for 51 quid a paul which seems a bargain. Don't know if I can use with normal wear indicators.
 

cheechy

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Love autocorrect not. That's worn pads, pagid, a "pop" not paul!

Tool in question is some sort of pin kit that avoid having to attempt dodgy drilling out? Seemingly the worry with old pads is that the pins can bond but hoping this isn't the issue with oem rs brakes.

Anyhow would appreciate guidance from anyone who has successfully replaced pads please. Cheers
 

cheechy

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Sorry lots of questions....the part being listed from ebc for redstuff here on rs3 fronts is DP31210C.

If I go onto ebc's site they list dp32070c. Is there any difference or is this the touted 31210c with the wear sensor compatibility?
 
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