GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > VW Golf R Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
GolfRrrr
Go Kart Newbie
 
Drives: 2011 CW Golf R
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 31
Upgrade Break Pads suggestions

Hi All,
I wanted to upgrade my break pads and wanted to see what are a good breaks pads to upgrade to from the stock ones. Currently I'm not planning to go with BBK but just better preforming than the stock pads. I'm open for suggestions. I don't track much but once or twice a year.
GolfRrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #2
ibid
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Drives: 2012 Golf R 4dr Base w/2010 TDIsold
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mount Prospect, IL
Posts: 691
Hawk HPS (significantly less dust and very good performance stopping power for the street) <-- what I got
ibid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
GunKata
Jawnie Sanders
 
GunKata's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 Pcar, '06 Momvan
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gilberts, IL
Posts: 60,555
Stoptech > Hawk for street, imho.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmniGLH View Post
Everybody knows GunKata > *.*

No GunKata, no care.


Need remote help buying or selling a car?

Chicago Car Network


I can haz 350z racecar?

Gone: 2011 Audi A3 Quattro DSG K04

Also Gone: 2011 GTI Autobahn MT Stage 2 BBK Lots of Mods
GunKata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
grambles423
Limited Activity
 
grambles423's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008.5 BMP GTI
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Balls Deep
Posts: 18,424
Stoptech Street Pads
Tyrol Bushings
SS Lines
ATE Blue Fluid

Overall best OEM DD Setup.

OR

Endless MX-72 brake pads
PowerSlot Cryo rotors
TyrolSport caliper bushings
Endless RF-650
RS3 vents
Steel brake lines
__________________
UnNaturally Aspirated
APR Stage 1- ECS Dogbone
Driver Gear Springs-Tyrol Rigid Collar Subframe Kit
Centric Blank Rotors-Stoptech SP Pads

grambles423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
GunKata
Jawnie Sanders
 
GunKata's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 Pcar, '06 Momvan
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gilberts, IL
Posts: 60,555
Z - where/info on RS3 vents??
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmniGLH View Post
Everybody knows GunKata > *.*

No GunKata, no care.


Need remote help buying or selling a car?

Chicago Car Network


I can haz 350z racecar?

Gone: 2011 Audi A3 Quattro DSG K04

Also Gone: 2011 GTI Autobahn MT Stage 2 BBK Lots of Mods
GunKata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
grambles423
Limited Activity
 
grambles423's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008.5 BMP GTI
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Balls Deep
Posts: 18,424
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167216
__________________
UnNaturally Aspirated
APR Stage 1- ECS Dogbone
Driver Gear Springs-Tyrol Rigid Collar Subframe Kit
Centric Blank Rotors-Stoptech SP Pads

grambles423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
TAZZ
FIA World Rally Car Newbie
 
TAZZ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 .:R, DSG 2Doors
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bey, LB
Posts: 487
OP, really you won't feel THAT of a difference by just changing the pads. If your stock pads are still in good shape, I'd save the money on something else, or save up and do a proper BBK upgrade. Just MHO
__________________
DM Custom 2+ / Upsolute DSG Reflash / Autotech HPFP / RS4 HPRV / Scorpion Catless Resonated TBE / APR Carbonio / GFB DV+ / CTS TOP / CTS TBP / HG Pulley / Sprintbooster / HPA Haldex Competition Controller / Alcon Advantage Extreme BBK / FONDMETAL 9RR Wheels
336 awhp / 357 awtq - Build
TAZZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
ibid
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Drives: 2012 Golf R 4dr Base w/2010 TDIsold
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mount Prospect, IL
Posts: 691
I hated the dust the factory pads spit out.. why I went with the Hawk HPS (didn't want to go HP+ or DTC60 for a street car)
ibid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
corrado917
Formula 3000 Driver
 
corrado917's Avatar
 
Drives: GTI CSG
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,306
The compound bet.the R pads & GTI one might be the same.
However while you performance street pads give you more bite(Akebono Ceramic probably different), they generally give you more dust as well. I have Stoptech Street Pads, away better than OEM but just a bit dustier.

Advice: weekly carwash.
__________________
A buch of goodies APRís K04 kit, NGK 8 plugs , Unitronic Intake, Eurojet DP, Magnaflow catback, APRís TCU tune, 034 Dogbone Mount Insert, S3 intercooler, Forge catch can, Modshack trim, AWE tuning IC hoses, Neuspeed K04 TOP & TDP, H&R Cup kit, Golf Rís skirts & side mirrors, Euro LED tails, GTD grill, H&R sways, Stern bar, Enkei RPF1 & some other stuff..Build
corrado917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
corrado917
Formula 3000 Driver
 
corrado917's Avatar
 
Drives: GTI CSG
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by grambles423 View Post
Like to do this later!
__________________
A buch of goodies APRís K04 kit, NGK 8 plugs , Unitronic Intake, Eurojet DP, Magnaflow catback, APRís TCU tune, 034 Dogbone Mount Insert, S3 intercooler, Forge catch can, Modshack trim, AWE tuning IC hoses, Neuspeed K04 TOP & TDP, H&R Cup kit, Golf Rís skirts & side mirrors, Euro LED tails, GTD grill, H&R sways, Stern bar, Enkei RPF1 & some other stuff..Build
corrado917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
webcrawlr
Touring Car Champion
 
Drives: 12 Golf R
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 230
If low dust is the goal with initial bite slightly higher than OEM Carbotech 1521's are the pads you seek. This is what my wheel looked like after 300 miles of use with the 1521's. The green stuff is Sonax Full Effect, which turns red on contact with brake dust. The wheels weren't wetted or prep'd before Sonax was applied.


webcrawlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
C4L
Banned
 
Drives: '10 GTI / '13 CC / '07 ZZR600
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,116
For all around performance use, Akebono Euro Ceramic. I had them on my MKV GTI and I liked them quite a bit.
C4L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
ibid
FIA World Rally Car Champion
 
Drives: 2012 Golf R 4dr Base w/2010 TDIsold
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mount Prospect, IL
Posts: 691
people are going to be pretty particular or 'religious' about their brake pad choices I've come to realize.

Even at the track, people are very firm in belief that what they are using is the best.

If you have had past experience with a pad that you like, I'd recommend you go that route. Better yet is if someone has a pad in your area that you are considering, try them out and see if you really do agree and want them!
ibid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
disclaf
Rally Car Champion
 
disclaf's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 Cayman S
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Valley Stream, LI
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by grambles423 View Post
Stoptech Street Pads
Tyrol Bushings
SS Lines
ATE Blue Fluid

Overall best OEM DD Setup.
^^^This^^^
disclaf is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.