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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:36 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

OK so Ive just spent ages scouring the internet and this forum and Im still no further forward. Whats the defact standard fast road brake pad for these calipers these days?

It seems it used to be the ferodo DS2500s but Ive heard some bad things of these of late and some negatove feedback on this forum too... these are 300 odd.

There are suggestions for Pagid RS29s which Ive seen for sale at 606.67 (wtf!?) but they also appear to be discontinued unless they've been rebadged as RSL29s  (still (510)

http://www.pagidracing.com/en/pro...ds/shape-detail/s/shape-2931.html
There is also the Pagid 'blues' Which appear to be the RS42 (rs4-2), these appear to be a decent option but come in at 510.

Then there are the old favorites the ferodo premiers which I cant see for sale recently but were around the 120 mark but I see that Lewis had a set of these and they bonded to a disc and ruined both pads and disc..... hmmm.
these ones I think: FDB4165 ebat for 94 but its unlclear is I'd need 2 boxes and it might be like the Ds2500 which you need 2 boxed for a complete front axle.

Then there is OEM.... Im all up for getting the more performance but are the RSL29s really worth 600 quid????

also all the links to the old favourite traders that do deals appear to be broken, where is the best place to get these things?
Much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Im thinking these OEM type replacements 'FERODO Front Premier Brake Pad Set FDB4165' and could replace them many times over for the cost of RSL29s....... hmmm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRONT-F...rc=1&rmvSB=true#ht_1314wt_936

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you want great pads, use Carbotech xp10.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm sure they are great,  but a quick Google reveals no reviews in comparison to the others and there are no prices and no UK offices....  
http://www.ctbrakes.com/pads.asp?Make=Audi&Model=RS4
Makes buying them a risk.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

These are not some rundom pads.
It is high end pads often used on track.
I got them on my car. Had Pagid before. The differnce is day and night.



http://www.peansweden.com/varum%C3%A4rke/carbotech-2/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Found these:
http://www.frsport.com/?target=pr...Bq67Lw-IKggW5z0mO2W0aApCLEALw_wcB
Not clear if thats for 4 or 8.... however it also says : Carbotech XP10 is not recommended as a daily-driven street pad due to possible elevated levels of dust and noise.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

confusionhunter wrote:
OK so Ive just spent ages scouring the internet and this forum and Im still no further forward. Whats the defact standard fast road brake pad for these calipers these days?

It seems it used to be the ferodo DS2500s but Ive heard some bad things of these of late and some negatove feedback on this forum too... these are 300 odd.

There are suggestions for Pagid RS29s which Ive seen for sale at 606.67 (wtf!?) but they also appear to be discontinued unless they've been rebadged as RSL29s (still (510)

http://www.pagidracing.com/en/pro...ds/shape-detail/s/shape-2931.html
There is also the Pagid 'blues' Which appear to be the RS42 (rs4-2), these appear to be a decent option but come in at 510.

Then there are the old favorites the ferodo premiers which I cant see for sale recently but were around the 120 mark but I see that Lewis had a set of these and they bonded to a disc and ruined both pads and disc..... hmmm.
these ones I think: FDB4165 ebat for 94 but its unlclear is I'd need 2 boxes and it might be like the Ds2500 which you need 2 boxed for a complete front axle.

Then there is OEM.... Im all up for getting the more performance but are the RSL29s really worth 600 quid????

also all the links to the old favourite traders that do deals appear to be broken, where is the best place to get these things?
Much appreciated.


What pads do you currently run? Do you run out of brakes/fade now?

I run the Ferodo premier, I am happy with them. I think the OEM Pagid is probably slightly better from dead cold, but they are pricey.

Not on the S4, but on other cars I tried all manner of aftermarket pads. Mostly they were either crap from cold. Or as grabby as hell.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think they are OEM but i cant be sure, they are the ones that came with them I dont find they fade and I have tracked them, it might help helps the B5 which they are on is a smidgen bit lighter than the B7s....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I run full OEM set up inc pads at the moment (B7's) and came from 18z' with Griodiscs + premier.  B7's are much better IMO and cant fault std pads at all for fast roads.  

The key to being fast is not braking as much, lol.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I went for these.... Under 60 quid, and it comes with all 8 pads. Despite the supplier having no idea ( I checked with Ferodo and this part number comes with 8 pads (2 of which have the sensores for pad wear.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FERODO-...&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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