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Brake Pad + Rotor recommendation

Hi everyone!

Worn out my pads and my rotors. Any brand you'd recommend me to buy or avoid when replacing them?

This will be the first time I do this, do I need to buy new brake pad sensors as well? Anything else?

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I am working on replacing the pads and rotors too. I found this place that sells kits with the high quality OE manufacturer parts.

https://www.blauparts.com/


If you need wear sensors look at this site. They sell them for just under $22 each compared at $35 a dealer wants. Sensors are not something I'd go cheap aftermarket on.
https://www.oemvolkswagenparts.us/v-...--front-brakes
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It is very difficult to reuse sensors. They are plastic and become brittle. Think of how hot the brake system can get sometimes. The heat stresses the plastic. Then, brake dust and dirt work around and totally surround the sensors. So, we now have brittle plastic sensors that get cemented into the metal brake system.

TLDR: The sensors tend to break apart when you remove them.
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Ok, thanks.

Rotor size on a V10:

Front: 350mm
Rear: ?
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Brembo discs and Pagid pads were OEM.

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All pads are made by Pagid on this series of trucks. The Brembo name is added to the dealer sold pad back in inkjet, but you'll still see Pagid name on the steel.

I sell all these brake parts including Pagid coated brake rotors and all necessary small parts.

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Anyone know of Nitrided rotors? AC Delco used to advertise heat treat and Nitrided rotors. There's also a company that makes the best iron (steel) based rotors money can buy. But they are super expensive.


I've had good luck with the front rotors from ID auto parts that I put on (painted them with silver header paint). Not sure how long they will last but so far I have 18K miles on them and pretty happy.
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Been searching everywhere on the forum and I cannot find a definitive answer to the rotor and pad size for the '04 V10...

Any help?
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I'd use DBA rotors and Lucas pads but I'm not in Switzerland.
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Pull a wheel and measure them with a metric measuring instrument.
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